Van Der Graaf Generator ‎– The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other

Charisma ‎– CAS 1007, Charisma ‎– CAS.1007
Vinyl, LP, Album, Pink Scroll Labels, First Mix

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Recorded at Trident Studios, London, 11th to 14th December 1969.

First on cover, second on label.

Released with in gatefold cover. Initial copies were accompanied by a poster.

The Quote from "After The flood" was from
Albert Einstein.

There are 2 completely different mixes of this, the first of which was withdrawn soon after release. They are discernable only by scrutinizing the run-out groove.
The first ''withdrawn'' mix has no "G" in the run-out, the ''remix'' has a ''G'' there, see The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other.
This submission: the original ''withdrawn'' mix.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A): CAS 1007 A-3U
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B): CAS 1007 B-3U


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May 5, 2015
I have just got a copy of this first mix and I have to say it's quite bass heavy. There are passages of whispering that are louder than many of the other instruments ever get and it all sounds like it was mixed by a very stoned technician. Unfortunately I haven't heard the second press so can't be sure that this isn't the case with both mixes. Anybody else got other comments?