Real Time (Van der Graaf Generator album)

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Real Time
Live album by Van der Graaf Generator
Released 5 March 2007
Recorded 6 May 2005
Genre Progressive rock
Length 128:46
Label Fie! Records
Producer Van der Graaf Generator
Van der Graaf Generator chronology
Present
(2005)
Real Time
(2007)
Trisector
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Real Time is a live album by Van der Graaf Generator, released in 2007 on Fie! Records (the label owned by the group's singer and principal songwriter Peter Hammill). It contains the entire recording of the group's reunion concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England on 6 May 2005. The Japanese release of the album includes a bonus disc of three songs recorded live at the reunion tour that followed the RFH concert, plus one track of improvisation recorded while the group were soundchecking ("Gibberish").

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

  1. "The Undercover Man" (Hammill) - 8:29
  2. "Scorched Earth" (Hammill, Jackson) - 10:05
  3. "Refugees" (Hammill) - 6:01
  4. "Every Bloody Emperor" (Hammill) - 7:36
  5. "Lemmings" (Hammill) - 13:20
  6. "(In the) Black Room" (Hammill) - 11:16
  7. "Nutter Alert" (Hammill) - 6:05
  8. "Darkness" (Hammill) - 7:20

Disc Two[edit]

  1. "Masks" (Hammill) - 6:47
  2. "Childlike Faith in Childhood's End" (Hammill) - 12:34
  3. "The Sleepwalkers" (Hammill) - 10:44
  4. "Man-Erg" (Hammill) - 11:36
  5. "Killer" (Banton, Hammill, Smith) - 9:55
  6. "Wondering" (Banton, Hammill) - 7:01

Bonus tracks on the Japanese edition (released on Strange Days Records)[edit]

  1. "Pilgrims" - 7:30 (recorded Paris, 12 July 2005)
  2. "When She Comes" - 8:08 (recorded Amsterdam, 23 July 2005)
  3. "Still Life" - 7:51 (recorded Taormina, 15 July 2005)
  4. "Gibberish" - 13:37 (recorded Amsterdam soundcheck, 23 July 2005)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "allmusic ((( Real Time > Overview )))". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 

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