ORGAN PREVIEW: Esoteric Recordings have just announced the details of “Van Der Graaf Generator: Interference Patterns – The Recordings 2005-2016″…

Esoteric Recordings have just announced the details of Van Der Graaf Generator: Interference Patterns – The Recordings 2005-2016, 14 Disc Box Set, via Cherry Red. The release date is set as September 23rd 2022. I guess this one was always going to happen after the success of the recent Charisma Years box set and album reissues as well as the recent tour. Here come the details  Van Der Graaf Generator are of course one of the finest bands ever, one of the most consistent bands ever, and while it could be argued that their very best releases were in the earlier days, their albums release during this century are really not that far behind, they have always been a forward looking band.  


• 14 DISC LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET FEATURING ALL OF THE RECORDINGS BY VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR ISSUED BETWEEN 2005 AND 2016.

• FEATURING 13 CDs AND AN NTSC/REGION FREE DVD

• INCLUDING THE ALBUMS ‘PRESENT’, ‘REAL TIME’, ‘TRISECTOR’, ‘LIVE AT THE PARADISO’, ‘A GROUNDING IN NUMBERS’, ‘ALT’, ‘MERLIN ATMOS’ AND ‘DO NOT DISTURB’.

• PLUS RARE ADDITIONAL LIVE RECORDINGS ISSUED ONLY IN JAPAN AND THE DVD ‘LIVE AT THE PARADISO’.

• WITH AN ILLUSTRATED BOOK WITH A NEW ESSAY AND INTERVIEWS BY SID SMITH.

“Van der Graaf Generator were one of the most original and inspiring bands of the 1970s. When Peter Hamill, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans and David Jackson announced their reformation in 2005 to perform concerts and to record a new album, it took many by surprise, but the group proved they were still making relevant and truly progressive music.

Their reunion would not be a short-lived affair, as VdGG continued to record a series of excellent studio and live albums, despite the departure of David Jackson in late 2005 following the release of the album ‘Present’. Over the next ten years VdGG issued a string of albums and toured as the mood took them.

This boxed set celebrates this second era of Van der Graaf Generator with all of the albums issued by the band between 2005 and 2016 and includes the long deleted live double album and concert DVD ‘Live At Paradiso’ and the rare additional live CD previously issued only on the limited Japanese release of ‘Real Time’.

‘Interference Patterns’ includes a 96-page book with an extensive new essay and band interviews by Sid Smith and features each album in replica album sleeves”.

Esoteric/Cherry Red

Tracklisting underneath the youtube


DISC ONE
Present Disc One
1 Every Bloody Emperor
2 Boleas Panic
3 Nutter Alert Abandon Ship!
4 In Babelsberg
5 On the Beach

DISC TWO
Present Disc Two
1 Vulcan Meld
2 Double Bass
3 Slo Moves
4 Architectural Hair
5 Spanner
6 Crux
7 Manuelle
8 ‘Eavy Mate
9 Homage to Teo
10 The Price of Admission

DISC THREE
Real Time
Royal Festival Hall – Disc One
1 The Undercover Man
2 Scorched Earth
3 Refugees
4 Every Bloody Emperor
5 Lemmings
6 (In the) Black Room
7 Nutter Alert
8 Darkness (11/11)

DISC FOUR
Real Time
Royal Festival Hall – Disc Two
1 Masks
2 Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End
3 The Sleepwalkers
4 Man-Erg
5 Killer
6 Wondering

DISC FIVE
Real Time
Royal Festival Hall – Disc Three
Previously unreleased outside of Japan
1 Pilgrims (Paris 12.07.2005)
2 When She Comes (Amsterdam 23.07.2005)
3 Still Life (Taormina 15.07.2005)
4 Gibberish (Soundcheck – Amsterdam 23.07.2005)

DISC SIX
Trisector
1 The Hurlyburly
2 Interference
3 Patterns The Final
4 Reel Lifetime
5 Drop Dead
6 Only a Whisper
7 All That Before
8 Over the Hill
9 (We Are) Not Here

DISC SEVEN
Live at the Paradiso 14.04.2007
Disc One
1 Lemmings
2 A Place to Survive
3 Lifetime
4 (In the) Black Room
5 Every Bloody Emperor
6 All That Before

DISC EIGHT
Live at the Paradiso 14.04.2007
Disc Two
1 Gog
2 Meurglys III, The Songwriter’s Guild
3 The Sleepwalkers
4 Man-Erg
5 Scorched Earth

DISC NINE
A Grounding in Numbers
1 Your Time Starts Now
2 Mathematics
3 Highly Strung
4 Red Baron
5 Bunsho
6 Snake Oil
7 Splink
8 Embarrassing Kid
9 Medusa
10 Mr Sands
11 Smoke
12 5533
13 All Over the Place

DISC TEN
ALT
1 Earlybird
2 Extractus
3 Sackbutt
4 Colossus
5 Batty Loop
6 Splendid
7 Repeat After Me
8 Elsewhere
9 Here’s One I Made
10 Earlier Midnite or So
11 D’Accord
12 Mackerel Ate Them
13 Tuesday, The Riff
14 Dronus

DISC ELEVEN
Merlin Atmos
1 Flight
2 Lifetime
3 All That Before
4 Bunsho
5 A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers
6 Gog

DISC TWELVE
Bonus Atmos
1 Interference Patterns
2 Over the Hill
3 Your Time Starts Now
4 Scorched Earth
5 Meurglys III, The Songwriter’s Guild
6 Man-Erg
7 Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End

DISC 13
Do Not Disturb
1 Aloft
2 Alfa Berliner
3 Room 1210
4 Forever Falling
5 Shikata Ga Nai
6 (Oh No! I Must Have Said) Yes
7 Brought to Book
8 Almost the Words
9 Go

DISC 14
Live at the Paradiso 14.04.2007 – DVD
1 Lemmings
2 A Place to Survive
3 Lifetime
4 (In the) Black Room
5 Every Bloody Emperor
6 All That Before
7 Gog
8 Meurglys III, The Songwriter’s Guild
9 The Sleepwalkers
10 Man-Erg
11 Scorched Earth

Previously on these pages – ORGAN THING: Van Der Graaf Generator being on tour, now, is a kind of miracle, not just because they started their utterly unique thing so long ago, but because they’re doing it with as much if not more vigour and honesty than ever…

ORGAN THING: And then there were the other three, Van Der Graaf Generator’s Godbluff, Still Life and H To He Who Am The Only One reissued, four properly classic albums and… 

ORGAN THING: The re-issued 50th Anniversary edition of Van Der Graaf Generator’s Pawn Hearts, surely one of the finest albums ever made?

ORGAN THING: Van Der Graaf Generator, The Charisma Years – I mean, catch hold of that BBC session version of Killer from 1970 and tell me it isn’t laced with punk rock danger…

ORGAN THING: A new Van Der Graaf Generator single, all the box set and re-issue news and notes, well a new mix and a rather beautiful one, Refugees…

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