Van Der Graaf Generator
Peter Hammill- vocals, clavinet, guitar
David Jackson- sax and flute
Hugh Banton- organ, bass
Guy Evans- drums and percussion
October 17, 1975
performance quality: B+ maybe better
recording quality B (pretty good for '75 VDGG aud)
source: master audience tape
disc 1 55:09
1: the undercover man 10:02
2: (in the) black room 13:11
3: arrow 11:46
4: forsaken gardens 7:52
5: la rossa 12:15
disc 2 68:09
6: lemmings 17:41
7: scorched earth 11:09
8: darkness 7:06
9: gog 8:58
10: the sleepwalkers 11:44
11: man-erg 11:28
(notes from the original info file)
transfered from original mastertape!
cassette recording with a sony recorder and stero microphone
cassette -> cd (with Philips Audio CD recorder) -> Flac
I got this and three other original recordings by a friend
who was studying in London in the second half of 1975.
this was first posted in late 2007 by nadir53 as a raw-from-master post.
Apparently that post has since fallen off dime's tracker.
(Only one of his 4 VDGG posts was still on the tracker as
of Jan. 20, 2009, Woolwich 31 Oct. 75, at torrent #167886.
that one has since been posted in a remaster form much like this was,
by jamiel at torrent #232442.)
I sent him copies of all 4 VDGG shows he posted then that I remastered
(including this one) and he was very pleased with the results. one
of those shows was recently posted as a remaster done by another uploader
in a manner very similar to this one (the Woolwich show, not this one)
and it reminded me that like with many of my older remasters, this is
about due for a posting.
I have balanced the levels out, reduced some of the loudest claps,
re-tracked so each song starts with either music or talk about the
track forthcoming, and spliced in some applause where the recorder
was shut off to flip or change tapes. the result is a seamless recording
(with a few good options for disc break) without any jarring interruption.
I don't think any music was missed in the original recording, and it now
sounds like nothing is missing at all. (I think all the flips were between
songs during applause). the original post of this sounded pretty nice,
although this one suffered from the levels being too high in the
original post. that has fallen off the tracker. Now it sounds a little
better, and has a fadein to start track 1 and a fadeout to end track 11.
many thanks to nadir53 for a fine quartet of VDGG master posts, and
to the taper of the shows. he did a very good job, making my job pretty
easy with this, and worth the effort.
do not sell this recording.
trade freely and losslessly.