Real Time (Van der Graaf Generator album)

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Real Time: Royal Festival Hall, London, 06.05.05
Real Time.jpg
Live album by
Released5 March 2007
Recorded6 May 2005
GenreProgressive rock
Length128:46
LabelFie! Records
ProducerVan der Graaf Generator
Van der Graaf Generator chronology
Present
(2005)
Real Time: Royal Festival Hall, London, 06.05.05
(2007)
Trisector
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars [1]

Real Time: Royal Festival Hall, London, 06.05.05 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]

Van der Graaf Generator

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Van der Graaf Generator - Real Time (Royal Festival Hall, Live 2005) (2007) album review by François Couture, credits & releases at AllMusic". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-09-03.

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