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Live, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1
1. Clarence In Wonderland
2. Stop This Train
3. Why Are We Sleeping
4. You Say You Like My Hat
5. Gemini Chile
6. Lady Rachel
7. Shooting At The Moon
8. Derby Day
9. The Interview
10. We Did It Again 11. Lunatic's Lament
12. Oyster And The Flying Fish
13. Butterfly Dance
14. Whatevershebringswesing
15. Falling In Love Again
16. Queen Thing

Disc 2
1. Interview
2. Oh What A Dream
3. Shouting In A Bucket Blues
4. Another Whimsical Song
5. Lady Rachel
6. Stop This Train
7. Didn't Feel Lonely Till I Thought Of You
8. Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes
9. Mr Cool
10. Love's Gonna Turn You Round
11. Star
12. Ballad Of Mr Snake

Disc 1

Tracks 1-4 Recorded 10.2.70 for 'Top Gear'
Tracks 5-7 Recorded 20.5.70 for 'Alan Black'
Tracks 8-10 Recorded 9.6.70 for 'Top Gear'
Tracks 11-16 Recorded 17.5.72 for 'Bob Harris'

Disc 2

Tracks 1-3 Recorded 11.4.73 for 'Bob Harris'
Tracks 4-7 Recorded 9.7.74 for 'John Peel'
Track 8 Recorded 11.11.74 for 'Rock On'
Tracks 9-12 Recorded 13.7.76 for 'John Peel'

Line-up / Musicians


Kevin Ayers - David Bedford - Lol Coxhill - Elton Dean - Lyn Dobson - Nick Evans - Hugh Hopper - Mike Ratledge - Robert Wyatt - Mick Fincher - Mike Oldfield - Archie Leggett - Eddie Sparrow - Ollie Halsall - John 'Rabbit' Bundrick - Freddie Smith - Charlie McCracken - Zoot Money - Andy Summers - Rob Townshend

Releases information

Kevin Ayers is one of Rock's most important innovators, helping to launch Soft Machine, as their original bassist/vocalist, and later working with noted progressive musicians like Mike Oldfield and Steve Hillage.

This 2 CD set of BBC radio sessions, compiled with the help of Kevin Ayers, tracks Kevin's discography from 1970 (when his band included his former Soft Machine friends) through to 1976.

Featured here are several previously unissued recordings, including the earliest surviving example of Kevin's post-Soft Machine output.

Among the musicians featured with Ayers on this compilation include Robert Wyatt, Mike Oldfield, Mike Ratledge, Andy Summers, Hugh Hopper, Lol Coxhill, David Bedford, Elton Dean, Archie Leggett, Ollie Halsall & Zoot Money.

Thanks to Hendrix828 for the addition
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