Time Vaults

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Time Vaults
Demo album by Van der Graaf Generator
Released 1982
Recorded Crowborough 1972, Ross-on-Wye 1972, Rockfield 1973/1974 and Norton Canon 1975
Genre Progressive rock
Length 45:18
Label Sofa Sound (original cassette release SS3)
Van der Graaf Generator chronology
Time Vaults
Maida Vale
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Time Vaults is an album by Van der Graaf Generator. It was originally released in 1982 on cassette only, almost four years after the break-up of Van der Graaf Generator in 1978. Later it was released as a vinyl LP, and in 1992 it was released on CD. It contains out-takes and rehearsal recordings from the period 1972-1975, when the band was on hiatus. The recordings "are not studio-quality recordings".[2]

Among others, it contains the first rehearsals by the reformed Van der Graaf Generator from 1975, and some pieces originally intended for the next album in 1972. One song has Peter Hammill play bass guitar, another has David Jackson play the piano.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Liquidator" (Hammill) – 5:24
  2. "Rift Valley" (Hammill/Jackson/Evans) – 4:40
  3. "Tarzan" (Hammill/Jackson/Evans/Banton) – 2:09
  4. "Coil Night" (Jackson) – 4:12
  5. "Time Vaults" (uncredited) – 3:33
  6. "Drift (I hope it won't)" (Banton) – 2:40
  7. "Roncevaux" (Hammill)– 6:55
  8. "It All Went Up" (on some pressings incorrectly called "It All Went Red") (Hammill) – 4:07
  9. "Faint And Forsaken" (Hammill) – 2:45
  10. "Black Room" (Hammil)– 8:52



  1. ^ Prato, Greg (2011). "Time Vaults - Van der Graaf Generator | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Album notes by Peter Hammill for "Time Vaults", cd (1992). Thunderbolt.