In October 1971.

In October 1971, “Charisma” label released “Pawn Hearts”, the fourth Van der Graaf Generator studio album. It was recorded June – July 1971, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John Anthony.

Personnel:

  • Peter Hammill– lead vocals, acoustic and slide guitar, electric piano, piano
  • David Jackson– tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones, flute, vocals
  • Hugh Banton– Hammond E & C and Farfisa Professional organs, piano, Mellotron, ARP synthesizer, bass pedals, bass guitar, psychedelic razor, vocals
  • Guy Evans– drums, tympani, percussion, piano
  • Robert Fripp– electric guitar
  • Robin Cable, David Hentschel, Ken Scott– engineering
  • Howard – brightest hope
  • Paul Whitehead– sleeve design
  • Keith Morris – inner sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Hammill, except where noted.

  1. Lemmings (Including ‘Cog’)
  2. Man Erg
  3. A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers”
  • Eyewitness
  • Pictures/Lighthouse – Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton
  • Eyewitness
  • H.M.
  • Presence of the Night
  • Kosmos Tours – Guy Evans
  • (Custard’s) Last Stand
  • The Clot Thickens – Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans, David Jackson
  • Land’s End (Sineline) – David Jackson
  • We Go Now – David Jackson, Hugh Banton

 

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