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New Van der Graaf Generator book out in November

A photograph of Van der Graaf Generator in the 70s
(Image credit: VdGG)

A new book on British prog legends Van der Graaf Generator is to be released next month. Van der Graaf Generator On Track, by US writer Dan Coffey and published by Sonicbond Publishing on November 30 (December 30 in the US), explores every album and every song from the band, who celebrated their 50th anniversary several years ago.

As well as every Van der Graaf Generator album, the new book also takes in sine of singer Peter Hammill's solo works, in what is says are "linked albums by their prolific singer".

"This book will explore what these musicians, and legions of dedicated fans, found so inspiring over the years: all of the VdGG albums, including Pawn Hearts and Godbluff as well as several solo Hammill albums crucial to the VdGG story, are discussed in these pages, including a handful of essential live recordings, experiments, and collaborations," the publishers state. "Nothing like this analysis of the band has been published before, and this book will prove an invaluable guide for navigating the Van der Graaf Generator sonic labyrinth."

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(Image credit: Sonicbond)

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.