The set consists of a CD of rare and previously unreleased tracks, including two previously unreleased demos from 1967; the 1968 BBC Top Gear session (including the "lost" previously unreleased version of Octopus) and single tracks. Also a 180-gram vinyl LP of The Aerosol Grey Machine in UK gatefold.
Additionally, a 7" of the very rare single People you were going to is part of this exceptional set. It also includes a book of unpublished photos, an essay by Sid Smith, an exclusive interview with Peter Hammill and a 1968 poster designed by Peter Hammill. Van Der Graaf Generator were true pioneers of progressive rock.
The impressive career , spanning five decades, has produced many groundbreaking works. Van Der Graaf Generator's music is still special, outstanding and inspiring today.
Reviews"Reason to The anniversary is a reason to celebrate, and Esoteric has has taken care of the matter with a deluxe Edition, which comes with two CDs, lP and a single in a limited box set and a single in a limited box set. The second second CD includes previously unpublished demos Demos from 1967 and BBC session recordings from November 1968.so collectors are in for a treat!" (Good Times, June/July 2019)