06 novembre 2011

Aspetto e titolo sono diversi, ma il contenuto è identico: Soft Machine at Ronnie's Scott's Jazz Club, doppio LP ora prodotto da Lilith Records/Vinyl Lovers, riporta le stesse registrazioni pubblicate da Voiceprint nel 2004 nel doppio cd Somewhere in Soho: due set ripresi durante la settimana dal 20 al 25 aprile 1970 presso il celebre club londinese in Frith Street dal quartetto, allora di fresca definizione, composto da Mike Ratledge, Elton Dean, Hugh Hopper e Robert Wyatt. I brani: Slightly All The Time, Out-Bloody-Rageous, Eamonn Andrews, Mousetrap, Noisette, Backwards, Mousetrap (reprise), Hibou Anemone & Bear, Facelift, Moon In June, Esther's Nose Job, Pigling Bland, Cymbalism, Esther's Nose Job (reprise). Identiche sono anche le note di copertina di Brian Hopper, forti di ricordi e commenti diretti sia di Ratledge sia di Wyatt.

"The recordings on this album stem from a residency at the world famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in 1970 and feature the generally accepted classic line up of Soft Machine which at the time featured Mike Ratledge, Hugh Hopper and Robert Wyatt. The band also featured Elton Dean on Sax who was a survivor from an earlier line up of the band, which featured a brass section. This album recorded between the 20th and 25th of April 1970 is a welcome addition to this legendary band's catalogue, giving long time fans the opportunity to really hear this exciting and near legendary performance from Soft Machine at a time when they were really pushing the boundaries of music".