At long last the Soft Machine DVD featuring a live performance captured by French Television in 1970 is now available to purchase. The concert was filmed in March 1970 at the Theatre de la Musique in Paris France and features the line up of
Robert Wyatt - drums, vocals
Hugh Hopper - bass
Mike Ratledge - Lowrey organ & Hohner pianet
Elton Dean - alto sax & saxello
Lyn Dobson - soprano sax, flute, voice & harmonica
The set list is below and is certainly one to get long time admirers of this most unique of British bands who are the acknowledged leaders of the "Canterbury Sound."
More details and a low quality sample can be seen at the website.
This release really is one for the fans of Soft Machine who are universally considered to be the premier group of the Canterbury Scene.
Available for the first time EVER on DVD - never released on before even on VHS the film has many plus points for the long time Soft Machine fan.
* Lovingly restored from the original master
* Sound track re mastered.
* 8 page booklet
* Extensive sleeve notes by Aymeric Leroy
* Approved by the band
Part 1 :
Eamonn Andrews (7:17)
Backwards / Mousetrap reprise (4:08)
Part 2 :
RW vocal improv (2:53)
Esther's Nosejob (9:53)