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3.23 | 17 ratings | 1 reviews | 6% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

1 Eamonn Andrews (12:53)
2 Mousetrap (5:35)
3 Noisette (0:38)
4 Backwards (4:25)
5 Mousetrap (Reprise) (0:15)
6 Hibou, Anemone and Bear (9:25)
7 (CD 2) Facelift (21:48)
8 (CD 2) Moon in June (7:14)
9 (CD 2) 12/8 Theme (5:16)
10 (CD 2) Drum Link (1:08)
11 (CD 2) Esther's Nose Job (7:43)
12 (CD 2) Pigling Bland (3:23)
13 (CD 2) Cymbalism (1:58)
14 (CD 2) Out-Bloody-Rageous (Excerpt) (2:21)
15 (CD 2) Esther's Nose Job (Reprise) (1:56)
16 (CD 2) We Did It Again (2:19)

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Line-up / Musicians

- Mike Ratledge / piano (electric)
- Lyn Dobson / flute, Soprano & Tenor Saxophone, harmonica, vocals
- Hugh Hopper / bass
- Robert Wyatt / drums, vocals
- Elton Dean / saxophone, saxophone (Alto)

Releases information

CD Voiceprint VP345CD
Recorded in 1971, a month after the same lineup were recorded at Croydon, which can be heard on the Cuneiform release 'Noisette'.
[At this rate, Machine releases for 2005 might get into double figures!!]

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THE SOFT MACHINE Breda Reactor ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(6%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(47%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (24%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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3 stars Despite the poor audio quality, you can hear a band that is literally on fire. The performances on the recording are simply some of the best live performances and it also included add'l members on brass. The recording has been in trading circles for years so I am not surprised and rather happy ... (read more)

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