Friday, June 19, 2009

Van der Graaf Geneator - The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome (1977)

The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome, released in 1977, was Van der Graaf Generator's last studio album before their 2005 reunion. The album features a more energetic, new wave sound than its three immediate predecessors, anticipating singer and songwriter Peter Hammill's late '70s solo work. For this album, original bassist Nic Potter returned to the band, having left in 1970. Violinist Graham Smith, from String Driven Thing, also joined the line-up. Saxophonist David Jackson and organist Hugh Banton had left, modifying the band's sound considerably. Officially, the band's name was shortened to just "Van der Graaf" for this album and the live album Vital that followed, but contemporaneous Charisma Records promotional materials used both the full and shortened name. - Wikipedia

Nic Potter - Bass Guitar
Guy Evans - Drums, Percussion
Peter Hammill - Voice, Piano, Guitars
Graham Smith - Violin
David Jackson - Saxophone

1. Lizard Play (4:29)
2. The Habit of the Broken Heart (4:40)
3. The Siren Song (6:05)
4. Last Frame (6:15)
5. The Wave (3:15)
6. Cat's Eye / Yellow Fever (Running) (5:21)
7. The Sphinx in the Face (5:59)
8. Chemical World (6:12)
9. The Sphinx Returns (1:18)


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