Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Van Der Graaf Generator, Recorded Live in Concert at Metropolis Studios, London CD/DVD Set

Prog icons Van Der Graaf Generator return as a trio for a well-played concert DVD/2CD set Recorded Live in Concert at Metropolis Studio, London (Convexe 902139).

It's them in a studio with a small audience, holding forth with old favorites and new fare. What's remarkable is how well-in-tune they are, at an age when others let it slide a bit sometimes. Not these guys. It's Peter Hammill on digital piano, guitar, vocals; Hugh Banton on keys and organ bass pedals; and Guy Evans drums. That's it. They play some pretty complex music, live, and sound great.

It's a nice idea to put together a full studio-concert on DVD and then put the music on 2-CDs as well. And there is some very wonderful Van Der Graaf to be had here.

Prog fans rejoice. Others might like this too!

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