Van der Graaf Generator Radio Sessions:



Recorded: November 18, 1968 Maida Vale Studio 4
Broadcast: December 29, 1968 BBC Top Gear Session
Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton, Keith Ellis, Guy Evans

1) People You Were Going To (The Box) ('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)
2) Afterwards (The Box); ('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)
3) Necromancer (The Box)('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)
4) Octopus (Unreleased)


Recorded: January 27, 1970 Maida Vale Studio 4
Broadcast: February 7, 1970 BBC Top Gear
Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans, David Jackson, Nic Potter

1) Darkness (The Box);('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)
2) After the Flood (The Box);('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)
3) Refugees (Unreleased)


BBC In Concert August 2, 1970
with John Peel Introductions
Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans, David Jackson, Nic Potter

1) Killer
2) Whatever Would Robert Have Said
3) Squid One
4) Squid Two
5) Octopus

Unreleased


Recorded: October 12, 1970 Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave, Westminster, London
Broadcast: October 24, 1970 BBC Top Gear
Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans, David Jackson

1) Lost
2) Killer

Unreleased


Recorded: June 10, 1971 Kensington House
Broadcast: June 25, 1971 except Vision Broadcast July 23, 1971 Alan Black Sessions
Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans, David Jackson

1) Theme 1 (The Box);('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)
2) Darkness (Maida Vale Sessions cd);('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)
3) Man-Erg (Maida Vale Sessions cd) ;('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)
4) Vision [Peter Hammill Vocals/Hugh Banton Piano]; ('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)


Recorded: September 23, 1971
Broadcast: October 5, 1971 BBC In Concert
Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans, David Jackson

1) Man-Erg ('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)
2) W ('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)
3) Killer ('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)
4) Theme One (Unreleased)
5) The Dambusters March (Unreleased)




Recorded: December 14, 1971 Maida Vale Studio 4
Broadcast: December 29, 1971 John Peel session
Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans, David Jackson, Chris 'Judge'Smith

1) An Epidemic of Father Christmases [by Judge Smith] (complete version unreleased/parts are included on "Time Vaults") complete unreleased Audio
2) Lemmings (unreleased)
3) Refugees ("The Box"); ('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)


Recorded: July 3, 1975 Maida Vale Studio 4
Broadcast: July 10, 1975 John Peel session
Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans, David Jackson

1) Scorched Earth (VdGG Maida Vale Sessions cd); ('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)
2) The Sleepwalkers(VdGG Maida Vale Sessions cd); ('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)

Produced by Tony Wilson


Recorded: April 1, 1976 Maida Vale Studio 4
Broadcast: April 20, 1976 John Peel session
Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans, David Jackson

Produced by Tony Wilson.

1) Still Life (VdGG Maida Vale Sessions cd); ('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)
2) La Rossa (VdGG Maida Vale Sessions cd); ('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)


Recorded: November 11, 1976 Maida Vale Studio 4
Broadcast: Novemebr 22, 1976 John Peel session
Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans, David Jackson

Produced by Tony Wilson

1) When She Comes(VdGG Maida Vale Sessions cd) (World Record remastered cd); ('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)
2) Masks (VdGG Maida Vale Sessions cd) (World Record remastered cd);('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)



Van der Graaf Radio Session


Recorded: October 24, 1977 Maida Vale Studio 4
Broadcast: November 2, 1977 John Peel Session
Peter Hammill, Nic Potter, Guy Evans, Graham Smith

1) A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers/Sleepwalker's End [Medley]('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)
2) Cat's Eye/Yellow Fever (Running) (The Box); ('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)
3) The Sphinx in the Face (The Box 2000) ('After The Flood' BBC '71-'77)(2015)

Produced by Jeff Griffin


Peter Hammill Radio Sessions


Recorded: July 09, 1973 Studio T1, Kensington House, Shepherd's Bush
Broadcast: July 24, 1973 Top Gear John Peel Session.
Peter Hammill

1) German Overalls
2) Time For A Change
3) Easy To Slip Away
4) In the End

Producer: John Walters

Unreleased

Recorded: February 18, 1974 Studio T1, Kensington House, Shepherd's Bush
Broadcast: March 05, 1974 BBC Sounds of the Seventies
Peter Hammill, David Jackson

1) Rubicon
2) A Louse Is Not a Home (Unreleased)
3) Red Shift

#1 and #3 released as bonus tracks on "The Silent Corner and The Empty Stage" remastered cd 1992

Producer - Tony Wilson


Recorded: August 19, 1974 Studio T1, Kensington House, Shepherd's Bush
Broadcast: September 3, 1974 Top Gear; John Peel Session
Peter Hammill

1 (No More) the Sub Mariner
2 The Emperor In His War Room
3) Faint Heart and the Sermon

Producer: Tony Wilson

Released on The John Peel Sessions cd 1995


September 14 1974 Capitol Radio London
"Sara and Friends" Interview by Sara Ward and (In The) Black Room played live.
Peter Hammill

Unreleased


Recorded: April 13, 1977 Maida Vale Studio 4
Broadcast: April 21, 1977 John Peel Session
Peter Hammill, Graham Smith

1) Betrayed
2) Autumn
3) Afterwards

Engineer: Nick Gomm

Released on The John Peel Session cd 1995

Recorded: September 9, 1979 Maida Vale Studio 4
Broadcast: September 24, 1979 John Peel session
Peter Hammill

1) Mr. X (Gets Tense)
2) Faculty X
3) Mediaevil
4) Time for a Change

Producer: John Etchells
Engineer: Nick Gomm

Released on The John Peel Session cd 1995
#1 and #2 PH7 Remastered cd 2006

December 22, 1979 BBC In Concert
Peter Hammill, David Jackson

1) My Room (Waiting For Wonderland)
2) The Future Now
3) Mirror Images
4) Porton Down
5) Faculty X

Unreleased


August 27, 1983 BBC Saturday Live
Peter Hammill

1) Don't Tell Me
2) Labour of Love

Unreleased


May 25, 1985 BBC Saturday Live
Peter Hammill

1) Just Good Friends
2) Don't Tell Me

Unreleased


Recorded: December 4, 1988
Broadcast: January 12, 1989 Richard Skinner session BBC Radio 1
Peter Hammill

1) The Plays the Thing
2) Auto
3) Invisible Ink
4) Time to Burn

Released on The John Peel Sessions cd 1995

John Peel


Born: August 30, 1939, Heswall, United Kingdom
Died: October 25, 2004, Cusco, Peru



John Peel Archive
John Peel's Record Collection: "V is For Van der Graaf Generator" video (With Peter Hammill Interview)

"He was one of the very first people to give us any sort of attention at all, way way back in '67 when we first met him. He championed almost anybody who was outside of things; he was a man who remarkably for someone on that side, dj/journalist side. retained his enthusiasm, absolutely to the end and particularly for more abstract things, and the whole of british music owes him a great debt to be honest." Peter Hammill from a Greek radio Interview.

John Peel on the "Room 101" TV Show March 4, 2002 30 minutes. video