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Ph7 [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Import]

Peter HammillAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 30, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: EMI Europe Generic
  • ASIN: B000I5Y9GI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,598 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. My Favourite
2. Careering
3. Porton Down
4. Mirror Images
5. Handicap And Equality
6. Not For Keith
7. The Old School Tie
8. Time For A Change
9. Imperial Walls
10. Mr X (Gets Tense)
11. Faculty X
12. Mr X (Gets Tense) (Recorded For The John Peel Show On BBC Radio 1)
13. Faculty X (Recorded For The John Peel Show On BBC Radio 1)

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2006 digitally remastered edition of the Van Der Graaf Generator frontman's eighth solo album that was originally released in 1979. Eschewing his experimental tendancies for this outing, Hammill composed this set of pop songs and played most of the instruments, augmented by David Jackson on saxophone and Graham Smith on vioin.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of his better efforts October 25, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
I think this is one of Peter Hammill's best albums. I listened to it a lot in high school and college. Porton Down and Not for Ketih are two of his most ineresting songs. People who like Early Gabriel, Talking Heads, Fripp and the like will like this album, though it sounds very late 70s. Singer Songwriter stuff but almost all electric and no pop melodies so it isnt easy on the ears. listen to a few times though and it will be very interesting. Sitting Targets is more commercial but similar in tone. Not as reflective as Over or as sweet as Fool's Mate. Does not sound like Van der Graaf, a real move in his own direction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars pH7-protest songs for the future (now) November 26, 2006
Format:Audio CD
pH7, released in 1979 and cousin to Peter Hammill's masterpiece predecessor The Future Now, mixed simple folk songs with artful experimental rock.

Peter Hammill is one of the more deftly insightful and introspective singer/songwriters of the last 40 years; the type of thoughtfulness, brilliant wordplay and expression is certainly a rarity of art in this day and age, let alone in the world of rock. As the songwriter and leader of Van Der Graaf Generator as well as numerous solo efforts, Hammill wrote songs that asked all the searching questions about God, existence, relationships, and anything else one might question because of it's seemingly dual nature. Introspective art does not lend itself easily to mass appeal; sometimes too extreme, Hammill's music is not always pretty or agreeable but the integrity and honesty comes out in all it's substance, and purely shows an experience in the human condition.

His solo projects tended to delve even deeper into those searches mostly because he wrote, produced and played most of the instruments on those albums. The results were always interesting because although he was not an accomplished musician on all the instruments he played, but he had a way of expressing his depth through inspired need.

pH7 has a certain accessibility where previous Hammill/VDGG albums did not have as much, mainly due to some of the less challenging material like My Favorite, Not For Keith, and Time For A Change. That's not to say the strength of spirit is not there, but now he let the ideas come up more gracefully.

Still, there are plenty of fascinating and challenging songs that can get your mind working overtime to follow. Porton Down hums in your ears as the lyrics warn of the future dangers of chemical warfare. Mr.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pH7-protest songs for the future (now) November 26, 2006
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pH7, released in 1979 and cousin to Peter Hammill's masterpiece predecessor The Future Now, mixed simple folk songs with artful experimental rock.

Peter Hammill is one of the more deftly insightful and introspective singer/songwriters of the last 40 years; the type of thoughtfulness, brilliant wordplay and expression is certainly a rarity of art in this day and age, let alone in the world of rock. As the songwriter and leader of Van Der Graaf Generator as well as numerous solo efforts, Hammill wrote songs that asked all the searching questions about God, existence, relationships, and anything else one might question because of it's seemingly dual nature. Introspective art does not lend itself easily to mass appeal; sometimes too extreme, Hammill's music is not always pretty or agreeable but the integrity and honesty comes out in all it's substance, and purely shows an experience in the human condition.

His solo projects tended to delve even deeper into those searches mostly because he wrote, produced and played most of the instruments on those albums. The results were always interesting because although he was not an accomplished musician on all the instruments he played, but he had a way of expressing his depth through inspired need.

pH7 has a certain accessibility where previous Hammill/VDGG albums did not have as much, mainly due to some of the less challenging material like My Favorite, Not For Keith, and Time For A Change. That's not to say the strength of spirit is not there, but now he let the ideas come up more gracefully.

Still, there are plenty of fascinating and challenging songs that can get your mind working overtime to follow. Porton Down hums in your ears as the lyrics warn of the future dangers of chemical warfare. Mr.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Prog's most articulate lyricist April 11, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Peter Hammill is one of my favorite performers. His lyrics never fail to provoke thought and emotion, his musical ideas are almost always interesting, and his singing style never fails to provoke a response.
PH7 finds our hero in familiar territory: exploring social issues,politics, ancient and future history, love, death, the dangers of giving advice and taking photographs of topless women.
The favorites are many: Careering, Mirror Images, Handicap and Equality, Polaroid, The Old School Tie, Imperial Walls, Mr.X, and of course, Faculty X. But all the songs are strong.
A solid CD, and a must-have for fans.
And remember kids, it won't be the drug, it won't be the sex, it's gotta be the Faculty X!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best kept secrets July 5, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Any serious prog-rock listener should have this one. Peter Hammill writes about pH7 (on his sofasound.com site): "both jokey and in disguise". I guess neither can fit with my impressions of it, but this goes to show how diverse a reaction this album creates. Hammill goes on to describe the album as: "divides more or less evenly between traditional and radical work.". This is far more accurate account of an album brimming with great masterpieces, such as "Careering", "Porton Down", "Not for Keith", "Mr X (gets tense)" & "Faculty X", but one which also shows signs of stress, with tracks as weak as "Mirror images" & "My Favourite".
When strong, a Hammill song is a marvel of pure genius - Hammill is by far one of the best poet singers, but, unlike many before him (as great as Bob Dylan), he was able to write truly complex and demanding music to accompany his words. pH7 benefits in this respect from the prolonged presence of both David Jaxon (on saxs & flute) & Graham Smith (on violins). Both are at their peak here, making one feel almost like the good old Van Der Graaf days are back.
Another reason to purchase this album is the inclusion of Judge Smith's "Time for a change" - one of Hammill's often played live pieces. Those of you who like this song should check the original version, now available, at last, on Judge Smith's own "Democrazy" CD.
Some of the North American LP versions of this CD came with a bonus track - Rikki Nadir's "Polaroid". Try to get hold of that one - it's sure to make you laugh, something a Hammill song rarely (if ever) does.
It is an album which ends a period in Hammill's creative life, a period many regards as his best.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not up to par
Peter Hammill apparently thought it was best to abandoned the creative futuristic-sounding experimentation of The Future Now and either go back to his usual brand of personal... Read more
Published on July 10, 2011 by B. E Jackson
4.0 out of 5 stars despite a few flaws among his best- make it 5 stars
Amazon won't let me change it from 4 to 5 stars, but consider this a 5 star review.

The name would seem to imply that this is Peter Hammill's 7th album, but I count 8,... Read more
Published on March 17, 2009 by Andreas C G
5.0 out of 5 stars Anti establishment, anti-politic, pro revolution psycho rock
This album is probably one of the most unique albums PH released in the 70's,albeit, at the end of the decade and the beginning of a new one. Read more
Published on July 26, 2008 by Jesse Pellegrini
5.0 out of 5 stars PH7 - formula for a classic PH album
"Here's Peter Hammill with 'Mr X Gets Tense'... an appropriate title," - so said John Peel introducing one of the tracks appended to this reissue as a live bonus track, on his show... Read more
Published on April 3, 2008 by Stephen Andrews
5.0 out of 5 stars ...and this guy is from what planet?
This is Peter at his devastating best - if this album doesn't kill brain cells I dont know what would- I thought I was MR. Read more
Published on March 3, 2004 by Robert J. Salo
5.0 out of 5 stars The bitter side
Peter Hammill shows you the other side of rock-music: The anger, the sadness, the fear, the desperation. Read more
Published on December 10, 2000 by Arye Mirovski
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