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Van Der Graaf Generator - Present (2005) {Japan 1st Press}

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Van Der Graaf Generator - Present (2005) {Japan 1st Press}

Van Der Graaf Generator - Present (2005) {Japan 1st Press}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 737 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 267 Mb
Covers Included | 00:37:32 + 01:05:24 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Experimental | Virgin Records / Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #VJCP-68755-56

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 1972-80. 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". The album was named as one of Classic Rock‘s 10 essential progressive rock albums of the decade.

Re-forming no less than 27 years after the band last broke up, Van Der Graaf Generator were never going to put together the usual kind of reunion record. For a start, the reunion itself is largely in the eye of the beholder – various permutations of the band have played together on a number of occasions over the past three decades, which means that it's their own understanding of what the Van Der Graaf Generator name signifies that dominates this album, rather than any of the motives and moods that normally dictate such affairs. The fact that this understanding dovetails exquisitely with the group's own reputation and legend should not surprise listeners. Messrs. Hammill, Jackson, Banton, and Evans have safeguarded their own chemistry well, and, from the opening swirl of "Every Bloody Emperor," it is clear that the void between "then" and "now" has neither dented nor tarnished the uniqueness of the VDGG sound. It is remarkable that, of all the idols and icons of the '70s whose influence has been spread across the last few years of "new" rock acts, VDGG remain all but untouched by anyone. But it's also true. With all the key ingredients in place – the dislocation of sax and organ duets, a voice that can travel from zero to banshees in 60 seconds, and percussion that rolls with every punch that is thrown, who else could swing from the low-key loquacity of "On the Beach" to the abrasive swagger of "Abandon Ship!," from the rollicking barrage of "Nutter Alert" to the staccato panic of "In Babelsberg," and then wrap the package up with an entire disc's worth of impromptu improvisations that Evans himself very accurately compared to "being locked in a room with Van Der Graaf Generator." He's right, it is. And, once you remind yourself that their claustrophobia remains one of the most exhilarating sounds in rock history, you'll be throwing the key away yourself. VDGG never made a less than fabulous album in their lives. And they're not about to start now.

~ Dave Thompson, All Music
Van Der Graaf Generator - Present (2005) {Japan 1st Press}


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Van Der Graaf Generator - Present (2005) {Japan 1st Press}

Van Der Graaf Generator - Present (2005) {Japan 1st Press}

Track List CD1:

01. Every Bloody Emperor [0:07:03.30]
02. Boleas Panic [0:06:50.61]
03. Nutter Alert [0:06:11.71]
04. Abandon Ship! [0:05:07.38]
05. In Babelsberg [0:05:30.21]
06. On the Beach [0:06:48.55]

Exact Audio Copy V1.2 from 12. August 2016

EAC extraction logfile from 2. November 2016, 19:28

Van Der Graaf Generator / Present (CD1)[VJCP-68755]

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Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 667
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Installed external ASPI interface

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
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Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
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Additional command line options : -hm -w "Year=%year%" -w "Genre=%genre%" %source% %dest%


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4 | 20:06.12 | 5:07.38 | 90462 | 113524
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6 | 30:43.71 | 6:48.55 | 138296 | 168950


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Test CRC B3E7627A
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Van Der Graaf Generator - Present (2005) {Japan 1st Press}

Van Der Graaf Generator - Present (2005) {Japan 1st Press}

Track List CD2:

01. Vulcan Meld [0:07:19.29]
02. Double Bass [0:06:33.65]
03. Slo Moves [0:06:24.24]
04. Architectural Hair [0:08:55.43]
05. Spanner [0:05:02.71]
06. Crux [0:05:50.45]
07. Manuelle [0:07:51.60]
08. 'Eavy Mate [0:03:50.63]
09. Homage to Teo [0:04:45.54]
10. The Price of Admission [0:08:49.25]

Exact Audio Copy V1.2 from 12. August 2016

EAC extraction logfile from 2. November 2016, 19:50

Van Der Graaf Generator / Present (CD2)[VJCP-68756]

Used drive : HL-DT-STBD-RE BH10LS38 Adapter: 1 ID: 1

Read mode : Secure
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Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
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Used interface : Installed external ASPI interface

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 128 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files (x86)\Exact Audio Copy\wavpack-4.60.1\wavpack.exe
Additional command line options : -hm -w "Year=%year%" -w "Genre=%genre%" %source% %dest%


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9 | 51:49.25 | 4:45.54 | 233200 | 254628
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Test CRC 8812C5D0
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Personnel:

Peter Hammill - vocals, guitar, keyboards
David Jackson - saxophone, flute
Hugh Banton - organ, bass
Guy Evans - drums, percussion

Van Der Graaf Generator - Present (2005) {Japan 1st Press}


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