Soft Machine: Hovidkodden 1971


Release Date: 05-31-2024

SKU: 045775053011

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Soft Machine: Hovidkodden 1971

1. Product Details

4 x LP box set with full size insert. This well recorded and carefully mastered set captures the most famous version of the band (the 'classic quartet') on their final European tour on two consecutive nights on February 27 and 28, 1971. While the two sets from the second night have been released before, this is the first time that the entire two- night stand has been released. So half of this is previously completely unreleased. This is a excellent, stereo recording of the band performing in a relatively small hall; the volume balance between the instruments is not perfect, but there is no other recording by Soft Machine that I know of that sounds as much like the band are performing right in front of you! Additionally, we were able to improve in a modest way the not-perfect balance between the instruments on this edition. The result is, in the words of the late Michael King, who released the Sunday concert on his Reel Recordings label in 2009, "demonstrably the finest recording of the classic Soft Machine quartet ever committed to tape."

  1. LP 1 – February 27 1971 [1st set] // Facelift
  2. Virtually
  3. Slightly All The Time
  4. Fletcher's Blemish
  5. // LP 2 – February 27 1971 [2nd set]// Neo-Caliban Grides
  6. Out-Bloody-Rageous
  7. Vocal Improvisation
  8. Eamonn Andrews
  9. All White
  10. Kings and Queens
  11. Teeth
  12. Pigling Bland // LP 3 - February 28 1971 [1st set] // Facelift
  13. Virtually
  14. Slightly All The Time
  15. Fletcher's Blemish
  16. Slightly All The Time [encore] // LP 4 - February 28 1971 [2nd set] // Neo-Caliban Grides
  17. Out-Bloody-Rageous
  18. Vocal Improvisation
  19. Eamonn Andrews
  20. All White
  21. Kings and Queens
  22. Teeth
  23. Pigling Bland

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