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  1. Peter Hammill

    Peter Hammill

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    British singer-songwriter

  2. Nadir's Big Chance

    Nadir's Big Chance (2006)

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    Nadir's Big Chance was the fifth solo album by Peter Hammill, released on Charisma Records in 1975.


  3. Thin Air

    Thin Air (2009)

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    Thin Air is British singer-songwriter Peter Hammill's 30th solo album, released on his own Fie! Records label in June 2009. It was additionally made available as digital download through Burning Shed Records.


  4. Roaring Forties

    Roaring Forties (1994)

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    Roaring Forties is an album by Peter Hammill, released on his own Fie! label in 1994. It, and the following album, X My Heart, are Hammill's most recent albums that primarily contain an organic, full-band rock style. While there are occasional tracks on later albums in this style, Hammill's principal mode has moved since this album towards a more intimate, chamber-music style.


  5. The Silent Corner And The Empty Stage

    The Silent Corner And The Empty Stage (2006)

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    The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage is the third album by British singer-songwriter Peter Hammill. It was released on Charisma Records in 1974, during a hiatus in the activities of Hammill's progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. However, like many of Hammill's albums of this period, all the members of Van der Graaf Generator perform on the recording, blurring the distinction between solo and group work.


  6. Singularity

    Singularity (2006)

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    Singularity is an album by Peter Hammill, released on his own Fie! Records label in December 2006.


  7. The Future Now

    The Future Now (2006)

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    The Future Now is an album by Peter Hammill, released on Charisma Records in 1978. It was the first solo album Hammill released following the 1978 breakup of his band Van der Graaf Generator, although he had released numerous solo albums while VdGG were active. The album contains twelve short songs, several in the new wave style of VdGG's last studio album, The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome, and their live album Vital.


  8. Enter K

    Enter K (1905)

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    Enter k is an album by Peter Hammill, originally released on the Naive Records label in Oct 1982. The label was owned and operated by Gordian Troeller, the former manager of Hammill's band Van der Graaf Generator that had found success managing Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (which Hammill has said "must have been a blessed relief after the VdGG years"). Hammill subsequently reissued the album on his own Fie! label.


  9. Loops and Reels

    Loops and Reels

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    Loops and Reels is an album by Peter Hammill, originally released on cassette on the Sofa Sound label (catalog number SS4) in June 1983. On the back cover it says: "Two songs, two dance pieces, four near instrumentals". It was re-released on CD in 1993 (with added subtitle "Analogue Experiments 1980-1983") on Hammill's own Fie! label, with remastering done by Hammill. Both cassette and CD versions were produced and engineered by Peter Hammill, except for "A Ritual Mask", which was engineered by David Lord. "A Ritual Mask" first appeared on Music and Rhythm, an album released in 1982 consisting of songs by various artists in support of Peter Gabriel's fledgling WOMAD festival. A different version of "In Slow Time" first appeared on Hammill's 1980 album A Black Box. In 2010 Loops and Reels was released digitally in FLAC format by the distributor Burning Shed.


  10. Fireships

    Fireships (1905)

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    Fireships is an album by English singer and songwriter Peter Hammill. Originally released in 1992, it was the first release on Hammill's own Fie! Records label. It was reissued in remastered form in 2006.


  11. Clutch

    Clutch (2002)

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    Clutch is an album by Peter Hammill, released on his Fie! label in 2002. Clutch contains nine tracks played exclusively on acoustic guitar with accompaniments on saxophones and other instruments. The album was produced and played by Hammill himself, with contributions from Stuart Gordon on violin and David Jackson on flute and saxes. Clutch is widely considered a solid return to form after his erratic output in the late 1980s and 1990s. In the liner notes he states that even though the instrumentation is mostly acoustic, it is not a "folk" album. As usual a lot of the songs deal with dark subject matter and his vocals are quite intense in places. The liner notes say "the palate is limited, but the canvass is broad".


  12. PH7

    PH7 (2006)

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    pH7 is an album by Peter Hammill, originally released on Charisma Records in September 1979. It was Hammill's 8th solo album and his last release on the Charisma label.


  13. Patience

    Patience (1905)

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    Patience is an album by Peter Hammill. It was released in August 1983 on Naive Records, a label founded by Gordian Troeller, the former manager of Hammill's band Van der Graaf Generator. It was remastered in 1991 and released on Fie! Records. It was the second album to feature the collective known as the K Group (the first was Enter K) — Hammill, Guy Evans (Hammill's former colleague in VdGG), John Ellis (of The Vibrators), and Nic Potter (also occasionally of VdGG.)


  14. Incoherence

    Incoherence (2005)

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    Incoherence is an album by Peter Hammill, released on his Fie! label in March 2004. Incoherence is a concept album about language, containing 14 tracks with soft transitions between them. The album was produced and played by Hammill himself, with contributions from Stuart Gordon on violin and David Jackson on flute and saxes. Incoherence is recognized by critics as ambitious and one of Hammill's major works.


  15. In A Foreign Town

    In A Foreign Town (1988)

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    In a Foreign Town is an album by the English singer-songwriter Peter Hammill. It was originally released in 1988 on Enigma Records, and was subsequently reissued on Hammill's own Fie! label.


  16. What, Now? (album)

    What, Now? (album) (2001)

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  17. None Of The Above

    None Of The Above (2000)

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    None of the Above is an album by Peter Hammill, released on his Fie! label in 2000. The genre of None of the Above is not located in progressive rock music like Peter Hammill's band Van der Graaf Generator and some of his earlier solo albums, but can be described best as singer/songwriter. Along with This (1998) and What, Now? (2001), None of the Above belongs to a set of three albums Peter Hammill recorded around the turn of the millennium and of which it is the most accessible albeit the most conventional in terms of composition and instrumentation.


  18. Spur Of The Moment

    Spur Of The Moment (1988)

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    Spur of the Moment is an album of experimental music by Peter Hammill and Guy Evans, originally released as cassette tape on the Red Hot label. A remastered version was released on CD on the DaTE label in February 1988 (not in 1991, as Sofa Sound suggests). It was the first time Hammill and Evans played together on a CD since their days as members of Van der Graaf Generator. The album is currently out of print.


  19. Consequences

    Consequences (2012)

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    Consequences is British singer-songwriter Peter Hammill's 31st solo album, released on his own Fie! Records label in April 2012. As on his previous release, Thin Air, Hammill played all instruments, wrote all the songs and produced the album.


  20. The Fall Of The House Of Usher

    The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1999)

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    The Fall of the House of Usher is an opera by Peter Hammill (music) and Chris Judge Smith (libretto). It is based on the short story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe.


  21. Skin

    Skin (2007)

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    Skin is an album by Peter Hammill, originally released on vinyl on Foundry Records in 1986 and later re-released on CD on Virgin Records. It was also released on CD by DaTE (a division of Line Music GmbH).


  22. Sitting Targets

    Sitting Targets (2007)

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    Sitting Targets is an album by Peter Hammill, released on Virgin Records in June 1981. It contains several songs in the raw new wave style typical of Hammill's work in the late 70s and early 80s, following the dissolution of his band Van der Graaf Generator, and one of his occasional tender ballads, "Ophelia". "Stranger Still", "Sign" and "Central Hotel" have all been regularly performed by Hammill live in recent years.


  23. In Camera

    In Camera (2005)

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    In Camera is the fourth solo album from the English singer-songwriter Peter Hammill. It was released in July 1974. Much of the material was recorded in Hammill's home studio on simple four-track equipment. He then took the tapes to Trident Studios, where additional elements such as drumming from Van der Graaf Generator colleague Guy Evans, and layers of ARP 2600 analogue synthesizer were added. The album has a predominantly dark, gothic, claustrophobic feel, with the lyrics laced with apocalyptic, religious and existential imagery. "Gog" is a particularly intense and demonic song, featuring (even by Hammill's standards) strident and aggressive vocals, grandiose harmonium chords, and powerful drumming. This segués into "Magog", which is virtually a musique concrète piece of sinister drones, percussive noises, and including a ring modulated spoken vocal. Songs such as "Ferret and Featherbird" and "Again" are gentler offerings, and Hammill refers to the first as "something approaching a 'sweet' song".


  24. A Black Box

    A Black Box (2006)

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    A Black Box is an album by Peter Hammill, originally released on S-Type Records in August 1980.


  25. This

    This (1998)

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    This is an album by Peter Hammill, released on his Fie! label in 1998. There is a large variety in the compositions, ranging from the minimalism of the final song, "The Light Continent", to the rough, almost Nadir-like sound of "Always is Next", the complex "Unrehearsed" and the ballad "Since the Kids". Peter Hammill performed the song "Unrehearsed" live many times. "Nightman" can be heard on the live-album Veracious (2006).


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