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Van Der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts album download
Performer: Van Der Graaf Generator
Title: Pawn Hearts
Country: UK
Released: 1971
Style: Prog Rock
Rating: 4.8/5
Format: MP3 FLAC WAV MP2 DTS AHX ASF RA AUD
FLAC size: 1830 mb | MP3 size: 1736 mb | WMA size: 1660 mb
Genre: Rock

Pawn Hearts is the fourth album by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator, released in October 1971 on Charisma Records. The original album features just three tracks, including the side-long suite "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers". The album was not commercially successful in the UK, but reached number one in Italy. It has since seen retrospective critical praise and was reissued on CD in 2005 with extra material.

Van der Graaf Generator. Pawn Hearts Tracklist. 1. Lemmings (Including Cog) Lyrics.

Complete your Van Der Graaf Generator collection.

Pawn Hearts is a music studio album recording by VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR (Eclectic Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1971 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. This is the album where Peter Hammill reaches maturity mixing meaningful lyrics with superb melodies for his astounding vocal range and his weird voice.

Van Der Graaf Generator's third album, Pawn Hearts was also its second most popular; at one time this record was a major King Crimson cult item due to the presence of Robert Fripp on guitar, but Pawn Hearts has more to offer than that. The opening track, "Lemmings," calls to mind early Gentle Giant, with its eerie vocal passages (including harmonies) set up against extended sax, keyboard, and guitar-driven instrumental passages, and also with its weird keyboard and percussion interlude, though this band is also much more contemporary in its focus than Gentle Giant.

PAWN HEARTS is progressive rock the way the East Germans played it. Not even the West Germans really managed such truly minging combinations of Brecht and primal scream therapy. Van Der Graaf Generator were punks in a prog-rock style1. They had a visionary leader who wrote umpteen songs per week and released new LPs without even telling his record company. But Hammill had no idea when he was good or bad, and the first few releases were patchy dry runs for this remarkable statement called PAWN HEARTS. Indeed, the big surprise about Van Der Graaf is not that they were shit when they failed to come up with the goods.

Pawn Hearts proved to be quite a ground breaking album amidst the preceding conceptual H to He Who am the Only One. That’s not to say that HTHWATOO wasn’t a stellar album in itself but t/vocalist Peter Hammill showed a more mature, yet explorative outlook on his songwriting and extraordinary vocal approach with what we have here. Hammill’s sociable personality rings forth in a kind of love it or hate it type of fashion

Tracklist

A1 Lemmings (Including Cog)
A2 Man-Erg
A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers
B1a Eyewitness
B1b Pictures/Lighthouse
B1c Eyewitness
B1d S.H.M
B1e Presence Of The Night
B1f Kosmos Tours
B1g (Custard's) Last Stand
B1h The Clot Thickens
B1i Land's End (Sineline)
B1j We Go Now

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Stratsong
  • Published By – Carlin

Credits

  • Lyrics By – Peter Hammill
  • Music By – Jackson* (tracks: B1b, B1i, B1j), Evans* (tracks: B1f), Banton* (tracks: B1b, B1j), P. Hammill* (tracks: B1a, B1c to B1e, B1g, B1h), Band* (tracks: B1h)
  • Producer – John Anthony

Notes

Mad hatter labels in a single sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): 6321 125.1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): 6321 125.2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [Stamped]): 6321 125 1Y 1 (P) 1971 670 111 06
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B [Stamped]): 6321 125 2Y 1 (P) 1971 670 111 04
  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [Stamped]): 6321 125 1Y 2 (P) 1971 670 112 04
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B [Stamped]): 6321 125 2Y 2 (P) 1971 670 111 04

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CAS 1051 Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts ‎(LP, Album, Scr) Charisma CAS 1051 UK 1971
CAS 1051 Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts ‎(LP, Album, Son) Charisma CAS 1051 US 1971
6369 915 Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts ‎(LP, Album) Philips 6369 915 Australia 1972
CAS 1051 Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Charisma CAS 1051 US 1972
UIGY-9679 Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts ‎(SACD, Album, RE) Virgin UIGY-9679 Japan 2015

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Lemmings (Including COG)
Music By – Peter Hammill
11:36
A2 Theme One
Music By – George Martin
2:55
A3 Man-Erg
Music By – Peter Hammill
10:20
A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers (23:05)
B1a Eyewitness
Music By – P. Hammill*
B1b Pictures / Lighthouse
Music By – Jackson*, Banton*
B1c Eyewitness
Music By – P. Hammill*
B1e S.H.M.
Music By – P. Hammill*
B1f Presence Of The Night
Music By – P. Hammill*
B1g Kosmos Tours
Music By – G. Evans*
B1h (Custard's) Last Stand
Music By – P. Hammill*
B1i The Clot Thickens
Music By – P. Hammill*, Van Der Graaf Generator
B1j Land's End (Sineline)
Music By – D. Jackson*
B1k We Go Now
Music By – Jackson*, Banton*

Notes

Special edition with additional "Theme One".

Release mentions, that B1j was written by the "band".

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CAS 1051 Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts ‎(LP, Album, Scr) Charisma CAS 1051 UK 1971
CAS 1051 Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts ‎(LP, Album, Son) Charisma CAS 1051 US 1971
6369 915 Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts ‎(LP, Album) Philips 6369 915 Australia 1972
CAS 1051 Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Charisma CAS 1051 US 1972
UIGY-9679 Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts ‎(SACD, Album, RE) Virgin UIGY-9679 Japan 2015

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Lemmings (Including Cog) 11:35
A2 Theme One
Written-By – Martin*
2:55
A3 Man-Erg 10:19
A Plague Of Lighthouse-Keepers (23:07)
B1a Eyewitness
Written-By – Hammill*, Banton*, Jackson*
B1b Pictures / Lighthouse
Written-By – Hammill*, Banton*, Jackson*
B1c Eyewitness
Written-By – Hammill*, Evans*
B1d S.H.M
Written-By – Hammill*, Evans*
B1e Presence Of The Night
Written-By – Hammill*, Evans*
B1f Kosmos Tours
Written-By – Hammill*, Evans*
B1g (Custard's) Last Stand
Written-By – Hammill*, Band*
B1h The Clot Thickens
Written-By – Hammill*, Band*
B1i Land's End (Sineline)
Written-By – Hammill*, Jackson*
B1j We Go Now
Written-By – Hammill*, Jackson*, Banton*

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Buddah Records
  • Copyright (c) – Buddah Records, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Buddah Records, Inc.
  • Published By – R & M Music
  • Mastered At – Bell Sound Studios

Credits

  • Producer [Produced By] – John Anthony
  • Written-By – P. Hammill*

Notes

This copy is gatefold

Note: r7710092 is not gatefold but this copy 5260214 is gatefold but label side B is different my copy

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Stamped): CAS-1051-A-2 Bell Sound RCK SON
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Stamped): CAS-1051-B-2 Bell Sound RCK SON

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CAS 1051 Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts ‎(LP, Album, Scr) Charisma CAS 1051 UK 1971
CAS 1051 Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts ‎(LP, Album, Son) Charisma CAS 1051 US 1971
6369 915 Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts ‎(LP, Album) Philips 6369 915 Australia 1972
CAS 1051 Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Charisma CAS 1051 US 1972
UIGY-9679 Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts ‎(SACD, Album, RE) Virgin UIGY-9679 Japan 2015