"Godbluff Live 1975" is a must-have for Peter Hammill and Van der Graaf Generator fans. More, all progrock followers should own this DVD. Why? "Godbluff Live 1975" (with the misleading title) shows two phases in the Van der Graaf Generator story as well as in progrock overall. 1971/72 was the peak of progressive rock music. Van der Graaf Generator recorded their groundbreaking "Pawn Hearts", the last album of their second incarnation, from July to September 1971 in Trident Studios, London. The side-long title track "A Plague of Lighthouse-Keepers" was recorded live in a studio performance by Belgian TV on March 21st, 1972 and appears as one part of the "Godbluff Live 1975" DVD. The TV performance, well produced by an experienced team, shows nothing at all from high tensions between group members and deep exhaustion, which led to the split of Van der Graaf Generator half a year later, in August 1972.
01 The undercover man 02 Arrow 03 Scorched earth 04 The sleepwalkers 05 Theme one 06 A plague of lighthouse keepers 07 Eyewitness 08 Pictures / lighthouse 09 Eyewitness 10 S.h.m. 11 Presence of the night 12 Kosmos tours
13 Custard's last stand 14 The clot thickens 15 Land's end (sineline) 16 We go now