Few bands of the late 60s and 70s inspired such a devoted following as Van Der Graaf Generator. Fans found theirs some of the most rewarding and challenging music of the era. 'The times were intense, and we were an intense, even scary band', admitted founder member Peter Hammill (whose work was a major influence on many musicians, including David Bowie and John Lydon). Splits and reunions, an ongoing Hammill solo career, CD reissues, a box set, sporadic one-off get togethers and on and off reunions eventually culminated in this studio rendezvous for three charter members of the band in December, 2010. On the evening in question, 120 lucky Van Der Graaf Generator fans braved a blizzard to travel to Metropolis Studios, West London, to take in a rare UK appearance by Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans in an intimate atmosphere that was captured in a manner unlikely ever to be achieved again. Fractured time signatures... Hammill's fervent, occasionally terrifying, vocals... the complexity of the band's music... the inscrutability of their lyrics... it all adds up to a unique and inimitable performance.
2LP vinyl set recorded live in concert at Metropolis Studio, London / Gatefold Sleeve