VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR

BRIDGE WATER HALL MANCHESTER TUES. 22nd FEB. 2022.

SET 1. 8pm.

This Amazing Prog / Rock Band . Last time I saw them was

the 70% Peter / Hugh & Gary the 3 Surviving of the original

Band formed in 1967 at Manchester University but settled in

London . Where they signed with Charisma . They achieved

success in Italy . The band split in 1972 reformed in 1975 .

The band split in 1978 after many years apart reformed in

2005 & continued as a Trio till now. Band Line Up Peter Hammill

Vocal / Lead Guitar / Electric & Acoustic Piano & Keyboards Hugh

Banton Organ / Keyboards / Bass Pedal & B/V Guy Evans Drums/

Percussion . This is such amazing Band of talented musicians.

Song 1. Black Room ex. Peter is such a brilliant Front Man acting

the songs ” I was thinking ” ” It didn’t get me very far ” ” Things

I dream about ” ” I been thinking ” ” The way I feel ” ” On my

own ” ” I’m really happy ” ” Pure magic arrangement. ” Talking

to my self ” ” It hard to understand ” Very Prog Rock Love It .

” Words Compromise ” ” Lay your hand on my soul ” ” Clouds

& moonlight Glow ” ” Like the blind man ” ” I’m fading back to

were I belong ” There so much magic in the air from there playing.

Song 2. Your Time Starts Now ex. ” To suggestions ” ” Going

strong ” ” My life is over ” ” My life is running out ” ” Your time

starts now ” ” A hint of notion ” ” Your blind ” ” Will see you saved”

” Just gone your time starts now ” Another amazing song Love It.

Song 3. Nutter Alert ex. ” Far away is expected ” ” The places

never ” ” It’s a matter of time ” ” Serious Trouble ” ” We are

coming back ” Outstanding music arrangement Pure magic .

Song 4. Masks ex. ” Cool to be damn ” ” It good then ” Peter

Guitar outstanding playing from band . ” The man behind the

mask ” ” I’m just a ” ” All these things ” ” Running out of his

cheeks ” ” To the world ” ” It’s to late ” Brilliant song-writing .

Song 5. GOG ex. ” Some try ” ” Some maybe ” ” Some creep

about ” ” I hold it in the summer ” ” All doors are bolted ” ” Love

me one more night ” ” Something inside of me ” A Tumbling of

the Dice ” ” The power ” ” The Darkness ” ” Week & wasted ”

” Want you to run to him ” ” And love me for one more day ”

” Tossed into the air ” Lying Stars ” ” It is done ” ” Love me

for one more night ” ” Will you not run from me ” Pure Magic .

Song 6. Go ex. ” There a thing ” ” Hold It close ” ” You had your

flame ” ” You laid your ghosts ” ” Time to leave ” ” Close the

door ” ” You come ” ” You wanted more ” ” It all for the best ”

” In the end ” ” It all behind you ” ” There the thing ” ” For all

we know ” ” It time to let go ” Fantastic Set 1. INTERVAL 30min.

SET 2 9-10pm.

Song 7. Over The Hill ex. ” Lets camp by a ” ” Sold another suit ”

” The only thing we had to tell ” ” As the pressure mounting ”

” Lets speak as comrades ” ” Now there ” ” Nothing better ”

Very dark arrangement pure magic. ” Where we live ” ” Here

comes ” ” When we decide ” ” These messengers on the ride ”

” The broken hearted ” ” I count to a thousand ” ” I keep my

eyes shut ” ” Count the numbers down the wind ” ” In our

hearts ” Outstanding music arrangement Piano /Organ/ Drums

Wicked. ” My friend ” ” For the pleasure ” ” Brothers & brothers”

” Give on each other ” ” All the best ” ” Over the hill ” ” If you

speak of difference ” ” We are going on old ground ” ” Let

shut the book on history ” ” That much is always clear ” ” When

It reaches zero I disappear ” ” I look into ” Fantastic song .

Song 8. Scorched Earth ex. ” Save your line ” ” To the war ”

” They still were ” ” If I ” ” Past to burn ” ” We are living ” ” We

survive ” Another amazing music arrangement. Just Love It.

Song 9. Alfa Berlina ex. ( Shouting crowd B/T ) ” As the Cycle

as gone complete ” ” I’ve got a life times library ” ” I tell you

what to do ” ” I didn’t know ” ” The Devil & the Blue sea down

below ” ” It will take us any where ” ” The time ” ” Holding on”

” I saw ” ” The stars were tumbling ” ” You never feel again ”

” I see below us ” ” Get me out there ” ” So every one of those”

” In the after life ” ” On My Feet ” Brilliant B/T affects .Love It.

Song 10. Life Time ex. ” I can remember it so well ” ” The bed

of roses ” Passion played ” ” Sweet Innocent ” ” A Tourniquet ”

” I stepped on ” ” I stand on ceremony ” ” A sense of decay ”

” Can you remember ” ” It’s Happening ” ” It takes a life time

to unlearn ” Outstanding music score & Brilliant Song-writing.

Song 11. Childlike Faith ex. ” This is a stage ” ” This is Hopeless”

” I must go wandering ” ” I waste my breath ” ” There was a time.

” Cracks on my brain ” ” Destiny ” ” Lets face the future ” ” History”

” I’m about to say ” ” The future ” ” We come back ” ” Till next

time ” Outstanding Lead from Peter & Magic sounds from Band.

” Keep us alive ” ” Seeing through the eyes of creation ” ” I drift

with out a course ” ” It lonely here ” ” What lies behind ” ” Waiting

for the lifetime ” ” Time & Space ” ” Heaven on my shoulders ”

” A thousand city’s ” ” Someday ” ” Silence ” ” Frightened ” ” Into

the town ” ” At last ” ” A land of Fairy Tales ” ” In the name ”

” Make it to ” ” The dark is a highway ” ” I’ll never will see ”

Another amazing arrangement. Just love the song. Encore .

Song 12. Refugees ex. ” Lost in somewhere years ago ” ” Self

at last ” ” Pleasant lands ” ” It was dawn ” ” In summertime ”

” We walk along ” ” Go west ” ” West is were ” ” The colours ”

” There was a time ” ” In the finale days ” ” Smile on your faces ”

” We will never really know ” ” Refugees ” ” We can be happy ”

Act 2 has been pure magic . The overall Set has been out of

this world . Loved evert minute . I must thank the guy for my

Ticket so I could do the review I forgot his name sorry. This

Band has been going a very long time just wonderful

Musicians of the highest order at the Amazing Bridgewater

Hall Manchester with it’s Brilliant Staff & Security .

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