23 giugno 2019

Ed è pronta la riedizione in un sobrio mini-box dei tre titoli Soft Machine pubblicati dalla Harvest tra il 1975 e il 1978: Bundles (1975), Softs (1976) e Alive And Well, Recorded In Paris (1978). Come già per le ripubblicazioni del 2010 se n'è fatta carico Esoteric Recordings.

Re-mastered 3CD clamshell boxed set featuring all three Soft Machine albums released on the Harvest label between 1975 and 1978, with replica album sleeves and a poster. The hugely popular Bundles featured a line-up of Mike Ratledge (keyboards), Karl Jenkins (Oboe, Piano, Soprano Sax), John Marshall (Drums), Roy Babbington (Bass) and guitar great Allan Holdsworth. By the time Softs was recorded, the line-up included Karl Jenkins John Marshall, Roy Babbington and new members John Etheridge (Guitar) and saxophonist Alan Wakeman. The album contained the final appearance on a Soft Machine album by Mike Ratledge (who contributed to Ban-Ban Caliban and Song of Aeolus). Soft Machine’s final album for Harvest was Alive And Well, Recorded In Paris. The band’s line-up had changed once more and comprised Karl Jenkins (Piano, Electric Keyboards, Synthesiser), John Marshall (Drums), John Etheridge (Acoustic and Electric Guitars) and new members Steve Cook (Bass Guitar) and Ric Sanders (Violin). The album was the result of several nights of excellent concerts staged at Le Palace Theatre in Monmartre, Paris in July 1977.