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Peter Hammill

Peter Hammill
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Peter Hammill (born 5 November 1948, in Ealing, West London) was the co-founder of the British progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator, and has also had a long and prolific solo career.
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http://www.sofasound.com
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Releases on file (77)
Various Artists — A Band for All Seasons Various Artists — A Band for All Seasons
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 87CD, 2020, 4CD)
Notopia — Celebrating Life Notopia — Celebrating Life
(Bandcamp no#, 2017, CD / DL)
Van der Graaf Generator — Do Not Disturb Van der Graaf Generator — Do Not Disturb
(Esoteric Recordings Antenna EANTCD1062, 2016, CD)
Van der Graaf Generator — Merlin Atmos Van der Graaf Generator — Merlin Atmos
(Esoteric Recordings Antenna EANTCD21045, 2015, 2CD)
Tim Bowness — Stupid Things That Mean the World Tim Bowness — Stupid Things That Mean the World
(Inside Out Music OMLTDCD 425, 2015, 2CD)
Peter Hammill / Gary Lucas — Other World Peter Hammill / Gary Lucas — Other World
(Esoteric Antenna EANTCD1026, 2014, CD)
Peter Hammill —  Pno, Gtr, Vox, Box - Eighty-Four Live Performances Peter Hammill — Pno, Gtr, Vox, Box - Eighty-Four Live Performances
(Fie! 9135, 2012, 7CD)
Van der Graaf Generator — Alt Van der Graaf Generator — Alt
(Esoteric Recordings EVDGCD 1003, 2012, CD)
Peter Hammill — Consequences Peter Hammill — Consequences
(Fie! 9136, 2012, CD)
Van der Graaf Generator — A Grounding in Numbers Van der Graaf Generator — A Grounding in Numbers
(Esoteric Recordings EVDGCD1001, 2011, CD)
Peter Hammill — Thin Air Peter Hammill — Thin Air
(Fie! 9132, 2009, CD)
Van der Graaf Generator — Trisector Van der Graaf Generator — Trisector
(Virgin CDV 3046, 2008, CD)
Van der Graaf Generator — Live at the Paraadiso Van der Graaf Generator — Live at the Paraadiso
(Voiceprint VP517CD, 2007/2009, 2CD)
Van der Graaf Generator — Real Time Van der Graaf Generator — Real Time
(Fie! FIXD 01, 2007, CD)
Peter Hammill — Singularity Peter Hammill — Singularity
(Fie! 9131, 2006, CD)
Peter Hammill with Stuart Gordon — Veracious Peter Hammill with Stuart Gordon — Veracious
(Fie! 9130, 2006, CD)
Van der Graaf Generator — Present Van der Graaf Generator — Present
(Virgin CDVD 2999, 2005, 2CD)
Peter Hammill — Incoherence Peter Hammill — Incoherence
(Fie! 9129, 2004, CD)
Peter Hammill — Clutch Peter Hammill — Clutch
(Fie! 9127, 2002, CD)
Hammill / Sonix — Unsung Hammill / Sonix — Unsung
(Fie! 9124, 2001, CD)
Peter Hammill — What, Now? Peter Hammill — What, Now?
(Fie! 9123, 2001, CD)
Peter Hammill — None of the Above Peter Hammill — None of the Above
(Fie! 9122, 2000, CD)
Roger Eno & Peter Hammill — The Appointed Hour Roger Eno & Peter Hammill — The Appointed Hour
(Fie! 9120, 1999, CD)
David Thomas — Mirror Man David Thomas — Mirror Man
(Cooking Vinyl COOK CD 175, 1999, CD)
Peter Hammill — Typical Peter Hammill — Typical
(Fie! 9119, 1999, 2CD)
Peter Hammill — This Peter Hammill — This
(Fie! 9118, 1998, CD)
Peter Hammill — Everyone You Hold Peter Hammill — Everyone You Hold
(Fie! 9117, 1997, CD)
David Cross — Exiles David Cross — Exiles
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0146, 1997, CD)
Saro Cosentino — Ones and Zeros Saro Cosentino — Ones and Zeros
(Resurgence RES129CD, 1997, CD)
Guy Evans & Peter Hammill — The Union Chapel Concert Guy Evans & Peter Hammill — The Union Chapel Concert
(Fie! 9115, 1997, CD)
Peter Hammill — Sonix - Hybrid Experiments 1994-1996 Peter Hammill — Sonix - Hybrid Experiments 1994-1996
(Fie! 9114, 1996, CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
Peter Hammill — Tides Peter Hammill — Tides
(Sine 006, 1996, CD)
Peter Hammill — X My Heart Peter Hammill — X My Heart
(Fie! 9111, 1996, CD)
Various Artists — Eyewitness - A Tribute to VdGG Various Artists — Eyewitness - A Tribute to VdGG
(Mellow MMP 279 A/B, 1995, 2CD)
David Shaw-Parker — The Lemming Chronicles David Shaw-Parker — The Lemming Chronicles
((Not on label) no#, 1995, TPB)
Peter Hammill — The Peel Sessions Peter Hammill — The Peel Sessions
(Strange Fruit SFRCD136, 1995, CD)
Peter Hammill — Roaring Forties Peter Hammill — Roaring Forties
(Fie! 9107, 1994/2009, CD)
Peter Hammill — The Noise Peter Hammill — The Noise
(Fie! 9104, 1993/2005, CD)
Peter Hammill — Offensichtlich Goldfisch Peter Hammill — Offensichtlich Goldfisch
(Golden HindGH 70112, 1993, CD)
Peter Hammill / The Noise — There Goes the Daylight Peter Hammill / The Noise — There Goes the Daylight
(Fie! 9106, 1993, CD)
Peter Hammill — Fireships Peter Hammill — Fireships
(Fie! 9103, 1992/2006, CD)
Peter Hammill — The Fall of the House of Usher Peter Hammill — The Fall of the House of Usher
(Fie! 9121, 1991/1999, CD)
Peter Hammill — Out of Water Peter Hammill — Out of Water
(Fie! 9109, 1990/1995, CD)
Peter Hammill — Room Temperature Live Peter Hammill — Room Temperature Live
(Fie! 9110, 1990/1995, 2CD)
Peter Hammill — In a Foreign Town Peter Hammill — In a Foreign Town
(Fie! 9108, 1988/1995, CD)
Peter Hammill / Guy Evans — Spur of the Moment Peter Hammill / Guy Evans — Spur of the Moment
(Burning Shed no#, 1988/2010, DL)
Peter Hammill — And Close as This Peter Hammill — And Close as This
(Virgin CDVR 2409, 1986/2007, CD)
Peter Hammill — Skin Peter Hammill — Skin
(Virgin FONDCDR 3, 1986/2007, CD)
Peter Hammill & The K Group — The Margin + Peter Hammill & The K Group — The Margin +
(Fie! 9125, 1985/2002, 2CD)
Peter Hammill — Loops and Reels - Analogue Experiments 1980-1983 Peter Hammill — Loops and Reels - Analogue Experiments 1980-1983
(Fie! 9105, 1983/2010, CD)
Peter Hammill — Patience Peter Hammill — Patience
(Fie! 9102, 1983/2006, CD)
Peter Hammill — Enter K Peter Hammill — Enter K
(Fie! 9101, 1982/2003, CD)
Peter Hammill — Sitting Targets Peter Hammill — Sitting Targets
(Virgin CDV 2203, 1981/1989, CD)
Peter Hammill — A Black Box Peter Hammill — A Black Box
(Caroline CAROL 1690-2, 1980/1994, CD)
Robert Fripp — Exposure Robert Fripp — Exposure
(Discipline DGM0601, 1979/2006, 2CD)
Peter Hammill — pH7 Peter Hammill — pH7
(Virgin CASCDR 1146, 1979/2009, CD)
Peter Hammill — The Future Now Peter Hammill — The Future Now
(Virgin CASCDR 1137, 1978/2006, CD)
Van der Graaf — Vital Van der Graaf — Vital
(Charisma CVLD 101, 1978, 2LP)
Van der Graaf Generator — After the Flood - At the BBC 1968-1977 Van der Graaf Generator — After the Flood - At the BBC 1968-1977
(Virgin 472 210-3, 1977/2015, 2CD)
Van der Graaf Generator — The Box Van der Graaf Generator — The Box
(Virgin VDGGBOX1, 1977/2000, 4CD)
Van der Graaf Generator — An Introduction: From the Least to the Quiet Zone Van der Graaf Generator — An Introduction: From the Least to the Quiet Zone
(Virgin CDV2932, 1977/2000, CD)
Peter Hammill — Over Peter Hammill — Over
(Virgin CASCDR 1125, 1977/2006, CD)
Van der Graaf — The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome Van der Graaf — The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome
(Charisma CAS 1131, 1977, LP)
Van der Graaf Generator — Maida Vale Van der Graaf Generator — Maida Vale
(Band of Joy BOJCD008, 1976/1994, CD)
Van der Graaf Generator — Still Life Van der Graaf Generator — Still Life
(Charisma CAS 1116, 1976, LP)
Van der Graaf Generator — World Record Van der Graaf Generator — World Record
(Charisma CAS 1120, 1976, LP)
Van der Graaf Generator — Godbluff Van der Graaf Generator — Godbluff
(Charisma CAS 1109, 1975, LP)
Peter Hammill — Nadir's Big Chance Peter Hammill — Nadir's Big Chance
(Virgin CASCDR 1099, 1975/2006, CD)
Peter Hammill — In Camera Peter Hammill — In Camera
(Caroline CAROL 1629-2, 1974/1992, CD)
Peter Hammill — The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage Peter Hammill — The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage
(Virgin CASCDR 1083, 1974/2006, CD)
Peter Hammill — Chameleon in the Shadow of the Night Peter Hammill — Chameleon in the Shadow of the Night
(Virgin CASCD 1067, 1973/1989, CD)
Peter Hammill — Fool's Mate Peter Hammill — Fool's Mate
(Caroline CAROL 1697-2, 1971/1990, CD)
Van der Graaf Generator — Pawn Hearts Van der Graaf Generator — Pawn Hearts
(Charisma CAS 1051, 1971, LP)
Van der Graaf Generator — H to He Who Am the Only One Van der Graaf Generator — H to He Who Am the Only One
(Charisma CAS 1027, 1970, LP)
Van der Graaf Generator — The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other Van der Graaf Generator — The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other
(Charisma CAS 1007, 1970, LP)
Van der Graaf Generator — Aerosol Grey Machine Van der Graaf Generator — Aerosol Grey Machine
(Fontana 6430 083, 1969, LP)

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