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Peter Hammill - Fool's Mate


Performer – Benny On The High Bits, Dave, Guy, Hugh, Nic, Peter
2Summer Song (In The Autumn)
Performer – Guy, Hugh, Nic, Peter
Performer – Dave, Hugh, Nic, Peter, Bob
Performer – Martin, Peter, Ray, Rod
5The Birds
Performer – Guy, Hugh, Nic, Bob
Performer – Dave, Guy, Hugh, Nic, Peter, Bob
7Imperial Zeppelin
Composed By – Smith, HammillPerformer – Dave, Guy, Hugh, Martin, Nic, Peter, Bob
Performer – Martin, Peter, Ray, Rod
Performer – Hugh
Composed By – Smith, HammillPerformer – Dave, Martin, Paul, Peter, Ray, Bob, Rod
Performer – Dave, Guy, Hugh, Nic, Peter
12I Once Wrote Some Poems
Performer – Peter, Bob


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CAS 1037Peter Hammill Fool's Mate ‎(LP, Album, Gat)CharismaCAS 1037UK1971
CAS 1037Peter Hammill Fool's Mate ‎(LP, Album, Promo, Gat)CharismaCAS 1037US1971
6369 911 LPeter Hammill Fool's Mate ‎(LP, Album, Gat)Philips6369 911 LItaly1972
VJCP-68760Peter Hammill Fool's Mate ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap)Charisma, VirginVJCP-68760Japan2005
BT-5199Peter Hammill Fool's Mate ‎(LP, Album, RP)CharismaBT-5199Japan1978


  • BassNic Potter
  • Bass, ViolinRod Clements
  • Composed ByPeter Hammill (tracks: A2 to B3, B5, B6)
  • CoverCleen Mashine Studio, Paul Whitehead
  • DrumsMartin Pottinger
  • Drums, PercussionGuy Evans
  • Electric GuitarBob Fripp
  • EngineerRobin Cable
  • Harp, MandolinRay Jackson
  • Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, PianoPeter Hammill
  • Liner NotesPeter Hammill
  • Photography BySebastian Rich
  • Piano, OrganHugh Banton
  • ProducerJohn Anthony
  • Saxophone [Alto+tenor], FluteDave Jackson
  • Tam-tamPaul Whitehead


Test pressing.


  • Matrix / Runout: Side One: CHC 2 A//1V420 V 1 2
  • Matrix / Runout: Side Two: CHC 2 B//1V420 V 1 2


  • Manufactured By – Phonogram Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Phonogram Ltd.



Fool's Mate is the debut solo album by Peter Hammill of progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. The title is both a chess and tarot reference. It was produced by Trident Studios' in-house producer John Anthony. The album was recorded in 1971, in the midst of one of Van der Graaf Generator's most prolific periods. Hammill used the album to record a backlog of songs which were much shorter and simpler than his Van der Graaf Generator material, and declared on the original album sleeve: This isn. Fool's Mate - Peter Hammill. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Songs in album Peter Hammill - Fool's Mate 1971. Peter Hammill - Imperial Zeppelin. Peter Hammill - Candle. Peter Hammill - Happy. Peter Hammill - Solitude. Peter Hammill - Vision. Peter Hammill - Re-Awakening. Peter Hammill - Sunshine. Peter Hammill - Child. Peter Hammill - Summer Song In The Autumn. Peter Hammill - Viking. Listen free to Peter Hammill Fool's Mate Imperial Zeppelin, Candle and more. 12 tracks 44:02. Fools Mate. Peter Hammill. Fools Mate Tracklist. Peter Hammill : Fool's Mate,альбом, рецезия, трек-лист, mp3, тексты песен. Fool's Mate. Progressive Rock. Список групп Progressive Rock Peter Hammill Fool's Mate. Добавить тексты песен альбома. Добавить рецензию. Add an audio file. Peter Hammill : Fool's Mate. Peter Hammill - Fool's Mate 1971. Van Der Graaf's frontman Peter Hammill's first solo-album comes right at my favorite moment of VdGG history. The sound of the band of the '69-'71 period was especially well put onto record by producer Mark Anthony, whose absence in later years in de studio would be a disadvantage to the band in my opinion. Fool's Mate feels to me like a logical step forward from the VdGG debut 'Aeresol Machine', which originally was planned to be Peter Hammill's debut. The songs are short, tight, slightly adventerous without being bombastic. Clearly progressive and innovative, but without the elements that would eventually lead to progressive rock's demise. Play full-length songs from Fool's Mate by Peter Hammill on your phone, computer and home audio system with Hammill - Fool's Mate 1971. Imperial Zeppelin. Contributors: Guy Evans drums percussion Martin Pottinger drums Hugh Banton piano, organ Rod Clements bass, violin Nic Potter bass Ray Jackson harp, mandolin Dave Jackson altotenor saxes, flute Bob Fripp electric guitar Paul Whitehead tam-tam Peter Hammill all lead vocals, acoustic guitar, piano and the Fluctuating Chorale: Guy, Hugh, Dave, Ray, John, Norman, Alastair, John, Peter. Russian Peter Hammill, Van der Graaf Generator Page Sergey Petrushanko hammillru, 1998-2020

Peter Hammill - Fool's Mate
Performer: Peter Hammill
Genre: Rock
Title: Fool's Mate
Country: UK
Style: Art Rock, Prog Rock
MP3 album: 1607 mb
FLAC album: 2947 mb
Source: Vinyl, LP, Album, Test Pressing
№ Cat: CHC 2
Label: Charisma