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Peter Hammill - Fool's Mate


Performer – Benny On The High Bits, Dave, Guy, Hugh, Nic, Peter
2Imperial Zeppelin
Composed By – Smith, HammillPerformer – Dave, Guy, Hugh, Martin, Nic, Peter, Bob
3Summer Song (In The Autumn)
Performer – Guy, Hugh, Nic, Peter
Performer – Hugh
Performer – Dave, Guy, Hugh, Nic, Peter
6I Once Wrote Some Poems
Performer – Peter, Bob
Performer – Martin, Peter, Ray, Rod
Composed By – Smith, HammillPerformer – Dave, Martin, Paul, Peter, Ray, Bob, Rod
9The Birds
Performer – Guy, Hugh, Nic, Bob
Performer – Dave, Guy, Hugh, Nic, Peter, Bob
Performer – Martin, Peter, Ray, Rod
Performer – Dave, Hugh, Nic, 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
  • Photography BySebastian Rich
  • Piano, OrganHugh Banton
  • ProducerJohn Anthony
  • Saxophone [Alto+tenor], FluteDave Jackson
  • Tam-tamPaul Whitehead


Issued in textured gatefold, labels with small Mad Hatter image. No printed track durations.

Recorded in London W.1. April 20/21/27/28 1971.

'... and the Fluctuating Chorale:
Guy, Hugh, Dave, Ray, John, Norman, Alastair, John, Peter'

Printed and made by the E. J. Day Group, London and Bedford.
Just above 'Printed and made by ...' a 'Phonogram Ltd' and 'Phonodisc Ltd, Chadwell Heath, Essex' sticker.


  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): CAS 1037 1 ∇✴ 2 420 11 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): CAS 1037 2 ∇✴ 2 420 05 11 2


  • Manufactured By – Phonogram Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Phonogram Ltd.
  • Printed By – E.J. Day Group
  • Recorded At – Trident Studios
  • Lacquer Cut At – Phonodisc 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 - 1971 FULL ALBUM. 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. Fool's Mate LP, Album, Promo, Gat. CAS 1037. Peter Hammill - The birds lyrics on clip, version of The Love Songs 3:44. Peter Hammill - Imperial zeppelin - Fool's mate 3:42. Peter Hammill - Re-awakening - Fool's mate 3:58. Peter Hammill - Candle 4:18. Peter Hammill - Solitude 5:05. Peter Hammill - Vision - Fool's mate 3:13. Peter Hammill - Sunshine - Fool's mate 4:00. Child - Peter Hammill - Fool's mate 4:27. Liste Aggiungi alla Lista


Peter Hammill - Fool's Mate

Performer: Peter Hammill

Title: Fool's Mate

Country: UK

Label: Charisma

Style: Art Rock, Prog Rock

Catalog: CAS 1037

Genre: Rock

Size MP3: 1958 mb

Size FLAC: 1850 mb

Rating: 4.5 / 5

Votes: 987

Record source: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold

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