SOFT MACHINE — Alive And Well Recorded In Paris

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Live album · 1978

Filed under Fusion
By SOFT MACHINE

Tracklist

A1 White Kite
A2 Eos
A3 Odds Bullets And Blades Pt I
A4 Odds Bullets And Blades Pt II
A5 Song Of The Sunbird
A6 Puffin
A7 Huffin
B1 Number Three
B2 The Nodder
B3 Surrounding Silence
B4 Soft Space

Total Time: 39:10

Line-up/Musicians

John Marshall - drums, percussion
Karl Jenkins - piano, elctric keyboards, synthesizer
John Etheridge - acoustic and electric guitars
Ric Sanders - violin
Steve Cook - bass guitar

About this release

Harvest ‎– SHSP 4083 (UK)

Recorded in Paris at the Theatre Le Palace, Montmartre, from four concerts given there on the 6th till 9th of July 1977, with the Manor Mobile Recording Unit

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Warthur
Soft Machine decided to record this one as a live album in order to save costs, the band's declining fortunes having started to bite into their budget severely. Unfortunately, the live tapes weren't of a brilliant standard, so extensive overdubs were required anyway. They needn't have bothered - far from proving that the band were alive and well, the album documented a group barely interested in being Soft Machine any more, and divided as to what direction they actually want to go in. At points Karl Jenkins' synths dominate and things drift in an almost Tangerine Dream direction; at other points, as on The Nodder, the band do an unenthusiastic impression of the classic Mahavishnu Orchestra. But at least it doesn't have the spectacle of Mike Ratledge acting as a guest performer in his own band.

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