SOFT MACHINE — Breda Reactor (aka Live At Het Turfschip, Netherlands, 31 January 1970)

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Live album · 2004

Filed under Fusion
By SOFT MACHINE

Tracklist

Disc 1
1. Eanmonn Andrews (12:53)
2. Mousetrap (5:35)
3. Noisette (0:38)
4. Backwards (4:25)
5. Mousetrap (reprise) (0:15)
6. Hibou Anemone & Bear (9:25)

Total Time: 33:13

Disc 2
1. Facelift (21:48)
2. Moon in June (7:14)
3. 12/8 Theme (5:16)
4. Drum Link (1:08)
5. Esther's Nose Job (7:43)
6. Pigling Band (3:23)
7. Cymbalism (1:58)
8. Out-Bloody-Rageous (Excerpt) (2:21)
9. Ester's Nose Job (Reprise) (1:56)
10. We Did It Again (2:19)

Total Time: 55:06

Line-up/Musicians

Alto Saxophone, Saxello – Elton Dean
Bass Guitar – Hugh Hopper
Drums, Voice – Robert Wyatt
Organ [Lowery], Electric Piano – Mike Ratledge
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Harmonica, Voice – Lyn Dobson

About this release

Voiceprint – VP345CD(UK)

Recorded on 31st January 1970 in Het Turfschip, Breda, Netherlands

Re-released as double-vinyl album "Live At Het Turfschip, Netherlands, 31 January 1970" in 2012 by Vinyl Lovers – 901240 (alternate cover)

Recorded live in Breda, Netherlands in January of 1970, this double LP represents the only existing recording of a very rare and short-lived quintet version of the band. Sax/ flute player Lyn Dobson was the fifth member here, left over from the band’s days as a septet. Just three months later Dobson would move on, leaving the classic Ratledge-Dean-Hopper-Wyatt line-up in place. Dobson’s contributions to a 22-minute long version of Hopper’s “Facelift” as well as “Backwards” are of particular interest here, as is a tentative version of “Out-Bloody-Rageous”, which was still a work in progress at this stage.

Thanks to snobb for the updates

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