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Van Der Graaf Generator - Do Not Disturb album

Van Der Graaf Generator - Do Not Disturb album
  • Performer Van Der Graaf Generator
  • Title Do Not Disturb
  • Date of release 2016
  • Country UK
  • Style Prog Rock
  • Other formats AAC DTS FLAC VQF AU MOD DTS
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1743 mb
  • Size FLAC 1557 mb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 960

Do Not Disturb is the thirteenth studio album by British progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. It was released, on Esoteric Recordings, on 30 September 2016.

Comes in digipak with 16-page lyric booklet. Tracks 4 and 5 do not appear on the vinyl version. Cat. is EANTCD 1062 on spine; EANTCD1062 on booklet.

Do Not Disturb by Van der Graaf Generator. I would be very surprised if this isn't their last studio album, especially with how reflective this album is and the lyrics seem to point to this. I think for me that's part of my faults with this record as it comes across almost like a dirge overall with the vocals being the focus much of the time. Some have said this is more like a Peter Hammill solo album which I can appreciate

Do Not Disturb" is the band’s 13th studio album and was recorded in the closing months of 2015 and the Spring of 2016. A true group effort, Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans continue to follow in the tradition of Van Der Graaf Generator by delivering an album that is both powerful and possesses and emotive beauty. Do Not Disturb" is another highlight of the band’s career, during which their music has been influential on successive generations of musicians. It is surely one of the key album releases of 2016. Esoteric Antenna are delighted to announce the release of the excellent new album by the legendary Van Der Graaf Generator. Do Not Disturb" is the band’s 13th studio album and was recorded in the closing months of 2015 and the Spring of 2016.

Van der Graaf Generator formed in Manchester in 1967 and Do not Disturb is the band's 13th album, or their third album since their reinvention as a three-piece ten years ago. Quintessential progressive rock, so brace yourself for time-warp. The enduring, now venerable outfit, were once a five-piece, but now are down to the longest-serving trio of the band, to wit, founding members Peter Hamill (guitar, piano, vocals), Hugh Bantan (organ/bass) and Guy Evans on percussion.

Van der Graaf Generator talk to Prog about their ever-evolving sound, Italian superstar status, and whether Do Not Disturb really is their last release. To the amazement of everyone involved, their fourth album, Pawn Hearts, reached the top of the Italian charts at the back end of that year, where it refused to budge for three months. A tour was hastily arranged for February ’72, the band’s arrival greeted with front-page headlines of Beatles-like import. There have been many rumours circulating that Do Not Disturb may be Van der Graaf’s final album. Those looking for clues might point to the reflective nature of some of its lyrics, or maybe the symbolism of the sleeve itself, which shows our three protagonists framed in a doorway at the end of a dark tunnel.

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Tracklist

1 Aloft
2 Alfa Berlina
3 Room 1210
4 Forever Falling
5 Shikata Ga Nai
6 (Oh No! I Must Have Said) Yes
7 Brought To Book
8 Almost the Words
9 Go

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cherry Red Records
  • Copyright (c) – Cherry Red Records

Credits

  • Coordinator – Mark Powell, Vicky Powell
  • Design, Artwork – Paul Ridout
  • Drums, Percussion – Guy Evans
  • Engineer – Ben Turner*
  • Lead Vocals, Piano, Guitar – Peter Hammill
  • Mastered By – Christian Wright
  • Organ, Bass, Keyboards – Hugh Banton
  • Photography – Tamra Gray

Notes

Jewel case / 16 page booklet

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5013929476233
  • Barcode (Text): 5 013929 476233 >
  • Matrix / Runout: 00095 54005 480 01 ❊ 54005482
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV27
  • Mould SID Code: none

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EANTLP1062, EANTLP 1062 Van Der Graaf Generator Do Not Disturb ‎(LP, Album) Esoteric Antenna, Esoteric Antenna EANTLP1062, EANTLP 1062 UK 2016
EANTCD 1062, EANTCD1062 Van Der Graaf Generator Do Not Disturb ‎(CD, Album) Esoteric Antenna, Esoteric Antenna EANTCD 1062, EANTCD1062 UK 2016
none Van Der Graaf Generator Do Not Disturb ‎(9xFile, FLAC, Album) Esoteric Antenna none Europe 2016