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BBC - RADIO 1967 - 1971

The Soft Machine


Canterbury Scene

4.08 | 40 ratings

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3 stars Ineresting topic : which group version is the most appreciated. Genesis with or without Gabriel; Marillion with or without Fish ; or in this case Soft Machine wirh or without R.Wyatt. I prefer myself (Sorry Andy!) the early Soft machine wich is represented here on the first CD. The quality is for this time quiet good, as in general the BBC recordings, and gives a good idea, what they sounded live in the late sixties.I especially like the moon in june and instant pussy versions.In general the music is more chaotic and funny live, but then this depends largely on your sense of humour and apparently the rest of the group wasn't too kean either on Wyatts idea of a pop-group! The second CD presents recordings of the bigger Soft Machine (with M.Charig,L.Dobson andN.Evans) who played on 3, but to my Knowledge no other live recordings of this combination existe.
Alucard | 3/5 |


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