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Hovidkodden 1971 (Blk) (Box)
Artist: Soft Machine
Format: Vinyl

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Label: CUNEIFORM
Rel. Date: 05/31/2024
UPC: 045775053011

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DISC: 1

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

More Info:

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."