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« on: November 04, 2006, 10:29:00 PM »

I know there are a few VDGG fans lurking here and there.  Sounds as if Hammill,Banton and Evans are to continue as VDGG, with a rather terse announcement that Dave Jackson ceased to be a member in November 2005.  Anyone know why Jaxon has left/been given the boot?  VDGG without the saxes will be an odd proposition (thinking of the rather unremarkable Quiet Zone album): sort of like FC without a fiddle player (now)..
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2006, 10:41:35 PM »

This is the statement in full:

"Van Der Graaf Generator - Future

After a period of consideration and some exploratory rehearsal sessions over the summer, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans & Peter Hammill are now looking forward with excitement to the next phase in the VdGG reunion.

They expect to be doing shows in the first half of 2007 and will also be recording new material in this period with a view to releasing an album later in the year.

Van der Graaf Generator is now a trio consisting of the three surviving members of the original 1968 formation. David Jackson has not been a member of the group since November 2005."

I don't know what to think really - sad, but also joyous...whatever the reasons I look forward with excitement.  A world with a VdGG in it is a lot better world than one without...Let's hope David continues to make interesting music as well....
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2006, 05:40:28 PM »

Just reading the thread title made my hair stand on end. Sorry, will fetch coat.  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2006, 03:35:21 PM »

Wahay!  Van der Graaf Generator dates...well one of them..a friend just wrote to tell me that he'd received an email from the Barbican listing a date.  A lot of the front stalls have already gone but I got Front Row Balcony seats which I prefer to be honest...

https://www.barbican.org.uk/music/contemporary.asp?t=week&yr=2007&mn=4&dy=13

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http://tinyurl.com/y4u5vy

I'm sure there are bound to be some more dates around then showing up soon...
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2006, 10:18:11 PM »

Wahay!  Van der Graaf Generator dates...well one of them..a friend just wrote to tell me that he'd received an email from the Barbican listing a date.  A lot of the front stalls have already gone but I got Front Row Balcony seats which I prefer to be honest...
https://www.barbican.org.uk/music/contemporary.asp?t=week&yr=2007&mn=4&dy=13
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http://tinyurl.com/y4u5vy
I'm sure there are bound to be some more dates around then showing up soon...

So we will meet there, I daresay  Grin Grin
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2006, 04:50:05 PM »

Yippee!  Further UK dates are now announced:

April
8th Junction, Cambridge, UK
10th Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, UK
11th Philharmonic, Liverpool, UK
12th De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
16th Barbican, London, UK

Other dates in Germany, Amsterdam, Belgium and Poland:

http://www.sofasound.com/touring.htm (and you can get to the - very illuminating - newsletter where Peter talks about the making of his new album and VdGG from there as well)
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2006, 04:35:08 PM »

Leicester tickets went on sale this afternoon
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2007, 05:33:31 PM »

Here's the setlist from the Liverpool show last night...

Masks
La Rossa
Lifetime
(In the) Black Room
Nutter Alert
Still Life
All That Before
Meurglys III
The Sleepwalkers
Man-Erg

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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2007, 08:38:55 PM »

I can't imagine Man Erg without the sax parts (unless PH or HB has a synth to replicate them)..interesting set list, very much post Godbluff.
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2007, 08:41:13 PM »


I can't imagine Man Erg without the sax parts (unless PH or HB has a synth to replicate them)..


Which they (sort of) did....
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2007, 07:52:46 AM »

Fairly decent 2 pager in today's Indy....

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article2442690.ece
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2007, 11:12:13 AM »

Fantastic that this band's still alive. I'll run to the ticketstore!
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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2007, 09:44:56 PM »


 Some pictures here:

               http://www.flickr.com/photos/e301/sets/72157600192084396/detail/
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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2007, 09:53:00 PM »



 Some pictures here:

               http://www.flickr.com/photos/e301/sets/72157600192084396/detail/


Nice photos - thanks Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2021, 10:58:23 AM »

There's a mahoosive Peter Hammill/VdGG article in the latest Prog Mag (Peter on t'cover)
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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2021, 05:28:38 PM »


There's a mahoosive Peter Hammill/VdGG article in the latest Prog Mag (Peter on t'cover)


Goodo!  Cheers for the heads-up.  I'd love to see Peter Hammill/ Van der Graff at Cropredy but they'd probably clear the arena!  Except for me, you & Angie Spangle (& probably Chris & Sandy - but they don't go to Cropredy any more...

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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2021, 07:55:18 PM »

I would love to see VDDG too!
At The Brasenose Fringe I think 3 years ago I watched an excellent prog band called Kaprekars Constant.
Their vocalist is Dorie Jackson,daughter of David Jackson from VDDG.
David delighted us by joining the group on stage for a few numbers and even did his famous playing two saxophones at the same time!
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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2021, 10:05:32 PM »

Jaxon played the Brasenose with David Cross a couple of years ago - they were really good - most entertaining!
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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2021, 09:32:44 AM »


I would love to see VDDG too!
At The Brasenose Fringe I think 3 years ago I watched an excellent prog band called Kaprekars Constant.
Their vocalist is Dorie Jackson,daughter of David Jackson from VDDG.
David delighted us by joining the group on stage for a few numbers and even did his famous playing two saxophones at the same time!


Wish I had seen them then.  I have got into the band through their albums since, and really enjoy them!
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« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2021, 04:39:03 PM »

Gulp.  I've only just stopped hyperventilating...there's a 20-disc set forthcoming...The Charisma Years.  Individual albums all remixed and getting a vinyl release too...   Shocked
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