martedì 22 gennaio 2013

Van Der Graaf Generator - The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other (Vinyl Rip 24bit-96khz) 1970

The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other is the second album by the British progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. It was released in 1970. While this is the second album in the Van der Graaf Generator catalogue, it is really the first proper album by the band. Their previous album, The Aerosol Grey Machine had been written and recorded as a solo record by singer and main songwriter Peter Hammill, but because of a deal with the record company, was released under the Van der Graaf Generator name.The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other was recorded at Trident Studios, London, 11–14 December 1969. Trident was one of the most advanced studios in all of Europe at the time[citation needed]. Most of the album was recorded on an 8-track reel to reel machine. However, the song After The Flood was recorded on a new state of the art 16-track recorder. It was one of the first such 16 track recordings made in the U.K. The album credited Hugh Banton with writing the cello parts on "Refugees", but he was not given an actual songwriting credit. The first U.S. issue of the album was released by the Probe Records division of ABC Records also in 1970. It featured a different cover than the U.K. version.
The title is taken from artist John Minton: "We're all awash in a sea of blood, and the least we can do is wave to each other."
In the Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock, the album came #15 in its list of "40 Cosmic Rock Albums". (Wikipedia)


01.Darkness (11/11) 7:27
02.Refugees 6:22
03.White Hammer 8:15
04.Whatever Would Robert Have Said? 6:17
05.Out Of My Book 4:07
06.After The Flood 11:28

Van Der Graaf Generator :
Peter Hammill - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Hugh Banton - organ, piano, backing vocals
Nic Potter - bass, electric guitar
Guy Evans - drums and percussion
David Jackson - saxes, flute, backing vocals


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