Essential Listening: Soft Machine – Live In 1970 (Limited edition/1000 deluxe 4CD set digi-pack)

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 Live In 1970 (Limited edition/1000 deluxe 4CD set digi-pack)

A limited edition(1000 only), deluxe four CD set in digi-pack format, re-mastered with extensive liner notes.

These live recordings feature the band in a transitional stage from the darlings of the London Underground scene of the late sixties to the jazz rock outfit they became.

The line up is MIKE RATLEDGE, ROBERT WYATT, HUGH HOPPER, and ELTON DEAN.

Discs 1 and 2 were recorded at Ronnie Scott’s, and cover material from their first three albums.

Discs 3 and 4 feature musician LYN DOBSON, and this line up only lasted three months, and includes a 22 minute version of HUGH HOPPER’S classic Facelift.

Disc 1:

Slightly All The Time, Out Bloody-Rageous, Eamonn Andrews, Mousetrap, Noisette, Backwards, Mousetrap (reprise), Hibou Anemone & Bear.

Disc 2:

Facelift, Moon In June, Esther’s Nose Job, Pigling Band, Cymbalism, Esther’s Nose Job (reprise).

Disc 3:

Eamonn Andrews, Mousetrap, Backwards, Mousetrap, Hibou Anemone & Bear.

Disc 4:

Facelift, Moon In June, 12/8 Theme, Drum Link, Esther’s Nose Job, Pigling Bland, Cymbalism, Out Bloody-Rageous, Esther’s Nose Job, We Did It Again.

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