Patience (Peter Hammill album)

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Peter Hammill Patience.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1983
GenreArt rock
ProducerPeter Hammill
Peter Hammill chronology
Loops and Reels
The Love Songs
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Patience is the 13th studio album by Peter Hammill. It was released in August 1983 on Naive Records, a label founded by Gordian Troeller, the former manager of Hammill's band Van der Graaf Generator. It was remastered in 1991 and released on Fie! Records. It was the second album to feature the collective known as the K Group (the first was Enter K) — Hammill, Guy Evans (Hammill's former colleague in VdGG), John Ellis (of The Vibrators), and Nic Potter (also occasionally of VdGG.)

Patience reached #15 in the UK Indie Chart.[2]

The members of the K Group adopted aliases for this and some other recordings. Hammill was "K", Evans was "Brain", Ellis was "Fury" and Potter was "Mozart".

"Patient", "Traintime" and "Comfortable" have all been played regularly by Hammill in live performance in recent years.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Peter Hammill.

  1. "Labour of Love" – 5:52
  2. "Film Noir" – 4:16
  3. "Just Good Friends" – 4:26
  4. "Jeunesse d'Orée" – 4:45
  5. "Traintime" – 4:25
  6. "Now More Than Ever" – 5:36
  7. "Comfortable?" – 4:54
  8. "Patient" – 6:14


Additional players[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997) Indie Hits 1980-1989, Cherry Red Books, ISBN 0-9517206-9-4