So here be monsters, here be demons, here be despair,
laughter, triumph and disaster.
The words are slippery and elusive enough in English,
their sense often hidden in cracks between the words
and their double and triple meanings.
To translate them into Italian is a monumental task...
(Peter Hammill)

VdGG - Tutti i testi 1968-1978

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER... THE LYRICS FROM ALL CLASSIC (1968-1978)
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR ALBUMS IN A SINGLE BOOK

(with italian translation & explanatory/exploratory footnotes)

This is the first book containing every single lyric
written by Peter Hammill for Van der Graaf Generator
from "Aerosol Grey Machine" to "Vital".
Here you'll find the keys to discover hidden treasures from Generator's First Age...

Peter Hammill
Van der Graaf Generator
"Dark Figures Running - All lyrics 1968 - 1978"

p. 104, introduction by Peter Hammill
Two COLLECTOR'S LIMITED EDITIONS, numbered
(Paperback with plastic-coated cover OR Deluxe hardbound)

THE BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE VdGG CONCERTS
PRICE IS 20 EURO (PLASTIC-COATED COVER) AND 30 EURO (DELUXE HARDBOUND)

THE DFR BOOK IS SOLD OUT!!

These are big-sized books (28 x 28 cm): almost same size as a classic vinyl Long-Playing,
to put it along your dear old Van der Graaf LP collection...

You'll find all the original english lyrics, with italian translation, from the following VdGG works:

The Aerosol Grey Machine

The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other

H To He Who Am The Only One

Pawn Hearts

Godbluff

Still Life

World Record

The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome

Vital

Singles and outtakes


Every album features explanatory/exploratory footnotes, dealing with various aspects of the songs
(historical and cultural backgrounds, secrets, puns and double entendres...)

Readers outside Italy will receive, by e-mail, a special PDF document with footnotes translated in english language

This book is a labour of love from the Peter Hammill & VdGG Study Group. Who are we? People who appreciate VdGG, fans... but the kind who likes taking the initiative! The Study Group is a gathering of People. People who share the same interest in the works of Van der Graaf Generator, and therefore strive to actively promote their interests, even beyond the strictly musical ones. This “Study Group” kind of association might seem strange or even a little snobbish, but it simply sets itself apart from the typical “Fan Club” thanks to its cultural and at the same time productive attitude. It proposes to look for meanings and take actions, not just receiving idly whatever is given. Its goal is to bring together all the enthusiast – who frequently happen to be “hermits”, oblivious of each other’s existence and often even oblivious of the upcoming musical events – and to investigate and share specific aspects of VdGG’s works, such as the history of their exhibitions or the translation of the lyrics of their songs. It also aims to generate opportunities for the musicians to perform, in a way that is satisfactory to both the audience and the artists themselves.