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4.27 | 24 ratings | 3 reviews | 38% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1993

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Blind Badger (10:08)
2. Neo Caliban Grides (5:43)
3. Out Bloody Rageous (5:19)
4. Eamonn Andrews (1:27)
5. All White (4:58)
6. Kings And Queens (4:41)
7. Teeth / Pigling Bland (15:53)

Total Time: 48:09

Line-up / Musicians

- Mike Ratledge / keyboards
- Phil Howard / drums
- Elton Dean / saxes
- Mark Charig / cornet
- Neville Whitehead / bass
- Hugh Hopper / bass
- Robert Wyatt / drums
- Ronnie Scott / Tenor saxophone
- Paul Nieman / trombone
- Roy Babbington / double bass

Releases information

CD. Windsongs WIN 031
Recorded live at The Paris Theatre, London on 11 March 1971 and broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on 26 March 1971

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THE SOFT MACHINE BBC Live In Concert 1971 ratings distribution

(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(38%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(46%)
Good, but non-essential (17%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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5 stars Live BBC album of SOFT MACHINE announced in 1993 "BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert". It is a live board recorded on March 11, 1971 when "4" was announced. The sound is SOFT MACHINE at time when it devoted exactly oneself to the free jazz of "4". Jazz-rock that excels, and is clear to record finishe ... (read more)

Report this review (#49230) | Posted by braindamage | Thursday, September 29, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars A very good live recording of vintage era line up SOFT MACHINE which includes HUGH HOPPER,MIKE RATLEDGE and ROBERT WYATT.Jazzy and at the same time rocking.Excellent sound quality and clarity on this one.Two longest and most jammin' cuts include the opener BLIND BADGER and closing tune TEETH/PIGL ... (read more)

Report this review (#43865) | Posted by bob x | Tuesday, August 23, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This live recording, made after 'Fourth' and before the live set on 'Virtually' (so, a few months before Wyatt left), comes together very well. With added guests from Elton Dean's group (which became 'Just Us'?), this set comes across as full of life, more so than 'Fourth'. ... (read more)

Report this review (#22127) | Posted by | Monday, February 2, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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