Van Der Graaf Generator : The Bath Forum Concert : Review : Now Spinning Magazine – Cherry Red Records
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My journey to this totally unique PROG band has been a long one and I will admit in my younger years I didn’t really get them at all!
In recent years I have bought ‘The Charisma Years Box Set, Interference Patterns Box Set, The Aerosol Grey Machine Deluxe Edition and now this…The Bath Forum Concert.
This is an amazing concert. Just three legendary PROG dudes facing each other and creating this incredible music, the likes of which we will probably never see again. Phil Aston
In February 2022 Van der Graaf Generator embarked on a UK tour which had been rescheduled several times due to the Covid pandemic. The final show on these dates took place at The Forum in Bath on March 1st and the event was captured by a film and recording crew.
‘The Bath Forum Concert’ is the first live CD and film fully controlled by the band and it captures Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans at their finest performing vintage tracks such as ‘Masks’, ‘Childlike Faith In Childhoods End’, ‘La Rossa’, ‘Man Erg’ and ‘House With No Door’ along with newer pieces such as ‘Interference Patterns’, ‘Every Bloody Emperor’, ‘Go’, ‘Alfa Berlina’ and ‘Room 1210’.
This release features the entire concert, mixed by Stephen W Tayler, and includes two CDs and a region free High-Definition Blu Ray video with 5.1 Surround Sound and an NTSC / Region Free DVD of this stunning concert film.
Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine