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3.43 | 16 ratings | 3 reviews | 12% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Ash (11:39)
2. 1212 (12:01)
3. Baker's Street (6:52)
4. Kings And Queens (9:11)
5. Two Down (2:44)
6. Big Creese (8:32)

Total Time: 50:59

Line-up / Musicians

- Elton Dean / saxophone & keyboards
- John Etheridge / guitar
- Hugh Hopper / bass
- John Marshall / drums

Releases information

CD Musea Records (2005)
CD Moonjune Records MJR006 (2005)

The Soft Machine Legacy - Recorded live in Zaandam on 10th May 2005.

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SOFT MACHINE LEGACY Live in Zaandam ratings distribution

(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(25%)
Good, but non-essential (50%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

SOFT MACHINE LEGACY Live in Zaandam reviews

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Review by Sean Trane
3 stars Soft Machine Legacy - live in Zaandam...should read the title

Recorded on May 10th in Holland, this album does not really have the right to just Soft Machine simply because the rights to the name, however historically important the members playing on this album are. Enough nit-picking, as I was sorry not to have heard about this gig being at reasonable driving distance from my work. Another point about this album, although it deserves to be in the SM galaxy is that the music is not that representative of what they played in their glory years. Sure Dean, Marshall and Hopper were around the key mid-era Machine, but only Marshall was still around when Etheridge joined the Machine for three albums starting with Softs. And since there was no guitarists around the older albums, this might be the prime reason why the listener will not really click at the music on this Cd as (if memory serves me well) there is only one track from a historical album - Kings and Queens from 4 and there are two Etheridge-penned tracks on the tracks presented on this album. And the general sound is jazzier than any of their previous records, be they historical or posthumous releases.

Not quite as essential as the Cuneiform releases of late, but Musea still released an interesting album.

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4 stars Is Soft Machine Legacy a continuation of Soft Machine or not ? I am sure this could be a useful debate in our forum for those handful of us who really care. I have given this question a lot of thought and have concluded........ they are not. This despite of all musicians here has served Soft ... (read more)

Report this review (#330202) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Monday, November 22, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This new chapter of soft machine is really intresting!There are also new pieces of etheridge (ash)and the beautiful Hug hopper's 1212..the CD is well recorded and show a great return of one of the most important bands of the british jazz.but the best thing is see them live on stage!! ... (read more)

Report this review (#41824) | Posted by | Saturday, August 6, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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