LP - Black Vinyl - Newly Remastered From The Original First-Generation Master Tapes.
A facsimile LP edition of the classic 1971 album from Van der Graaf Generator heralded as one of the groundbreaking albums of the progressive era. Newly remastered from the original first-generation master tapes.
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.
The songs for the album were worked out while on tour in 1971, with further development and arranging at manager Tony Stratton-Smith's house in Crowborough, Sussex over a two-month period. The original plan had been to release more material, making up a double album, but Charisma vetoed the idea. A non-album single, "Theme One" was included on some releases in the US and Canada. The album's strong commercial showing in Italy resulted in a number of lucrative promotional tours there, but the resulting pressure led to the band's split in August 1972.
1. Lemmings (including Cog)
2. Man Erg
1. Plague of Lighthouse Keepers
3. Pictures / Lighthouse
6. Presence of the Night
7. Kosmos Tours
8. (Custard’s) Last Stand
9. The Clot Thickens
10. Land’s End (Sineline)
11. We Go Now