Fourth Album from 1971!
Pawn Hearts is the fourth album by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator, released in October 1971 on Charisma Records. The original album features just three tracks, including the side-long suite "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers." The album was not commercially successful in the UK but reached number one in Italy. It has since seen retrospective critical praise.
The songs for the album were worked out while on tour in 1971, with further development and arranging at manager Tony Stratton-Smith's house in Crowborough, Sussex for two months. The original plan had been to release more material, making up a double album, but Charisma vetoed the idea. The album's strong commercial showing in Italy resulted in a number of lucrative tours there promoting the album, but the resulting pressure led to the band's split in August 1972.
"Hammill's vocals are impassioned and involving..." -Bruce Eder, allmusic.com
SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in fluidity, which enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for a low resolution format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements in a real high resolution format such as SACD.
Super High Material Super Audio CD
SHM-SACD Stereo SACD Layer
Single-Layer Stereo SHM-SACD, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file.
Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection.
Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes.
This Single-Layer SHM-SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player! It will NOT play on conventional CD Players!
1. Lemmings (Including Cog)
3. A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers
4. Theme One
5. W (First Version)
6. Angel Of Incidents
7. Ponker's Theme