Saturday, May 2, 2009

Van der Graaf Generator - The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other (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. The album was reissued in remastered form, with two bonus tracks, in 2005. 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. When the band was signed to Charisma Records, a deal was worked out whereby the earlier album would be released under the Van der Graaf Generator name, in return for Mercury Records releasing him from his earlier contract with them. The album credited Hugh Banton with writing the cello parts, but he was not given an actual songwriting credit. 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." - Wikipedia

Peter Hammill - Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals, Piano
Hugh Banton - Organ, Piano, Backing Vocals
Nic Potter - Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar
Guy Evans - Drums, Percussion
David Jackson - Tenor and Alto Sax, Flute

1. Darkness (11/11) (7:28)
2. Refugees (6:23)
3. White Hammer (8:15)
4. Whatever Would Robert Have Said? (6:07)
5. Out of My Book (4:08)
6. After the Flood (11:29)


Coisa Feita said...

Part I

Part II