Van der Graaf Generator («Генератор Ван де Граафа») — британская прогрессив-рок-группа 60-х и 70-х годов XX века.
Имя группы происходит от названия электростатического генератора Ван де Граафа (Van de Graaff generator).
Van der Graaf Generator are an English progressive rock band, formed in 1967 in Manchester by singer-songwriters Peter Hammill and Chris Judge Smith and the first act signed by Charisma Records. They did not experience much commercial success in the UK, but became popular in Italy during the 1970s. In 2005 the band reformed, and are still musically active with a line-up of Hammill, organist Hugh Banton and drummer Guy Evans. more
Van Der Graaf Generator - Present
Год: 2005 (2CD)
Стиль: Progressive Rock
1. Every Bloody Emperor (7.06)
2. Boleas Panic (6.50)
3. Nutter Alert (6.11)
4. Abandon Ship! (5.07)
5. In Babelsberg (5.30)
6. On The Beach (6.48)
1. Vulcan Meld (7.19)
2. Double Bass (6.34)
3. Slo Moves (6.24)
4. Architectural Hair (8.55)
5. Spanner (5.03)
6. Crux (5.50)
7. Manuelle (7.51)
8. Eavy Mate (3.51)
9. Homage To Teo (4.45)
10. The Price Of Admission (8.49)
- Peter Hammill / lead vocal, guitars, piano
- Guy Evans / drums, percussion
- Hugh Banton / organs, piano, Mellotron, bass pedal/guitar, synthesizer
- David Jackson / saxophone
Present is the ninth studio album by British progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator, released in 2005. It was the band's first studio album since The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome in 1977, and the first with the 'classic' line-up since World Record in 1976. The Charisma Records label was reactivated for its release, as well as a reissue series of Van der Graaf Generator's back catalog and Peter Hammill's solo releases from 1972-86.
For many years the band's lead singer and principal songwriter Peter Hammill had rejected the idea of a VdGG reunion, but in 2004 (following two one-off, unannounced reunions at Hammill concerts), work began on an official reunion album. Present was the result. It consists of one disc of songs (plus an instrumental, "Boleas Panic"), and one disc of studio improvisations. The band had always improvised in the studio throughout their history, but never before (excepting the bootleg-quality Time Vaults), had these improvisations been officially released.
In 2005, the band embarked on a successful reunion tour. Only two songs from Present, however, were played on the tour: "Every Bloody Emperor" and "Nutter Alert".