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Alive and Well - Recorded in Paris

29 Nov 2010 | Format: MP3

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Disc 2
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 29 Nov 2010
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Esoteric Recordings
  • Copyright: 2010 Esoteric Recordings
  • Total Length: 1:34:36
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  • ASIN: B004JE5WE2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,619 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By W. C. Runyon on 8 July 2011
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I never saw this line up live but I had the honour of working with Ric Sanders the violin player.
This album inspired me to make my album and work with Ric in 1986 "White Light".
Ric adds a realy wonderful musical dimension to Soft Machines Music.He is the strongest composer on the album with an equal footing to the keyboard player and writer Karl Jenkins.He really shines on the track "The Nodder" and his own composition "Surrounding Silence"
Although at this point there were no original members left from the 1967 line up.I saw Soft Machine in 1967 suporting Jimi Hendrix at the Watergate Hilton,Washington DC USA and continued to follow to the end.
I still love the music on this album.
An enigma to me is Why did this line up stop playing?The final track Soft "Space" predicted the future or electronic dance music.Why wasn't this dance genre followed further?Soft Machine started out playing music that you could dance to!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Fletch-a-sketch TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Nov 2010
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This soft machine album represents the live group from 1976, Line up John Marshall Drums, Karl Jenkins Keyboards, John Etheridge Guitars with Steve Cook on Bass and Rick Sanders Violin, Recorded Live in 1976. With the two Johns in the group the Soft Machine took a more rock guitar sound, and away from the Jazz sounds of earlier versions of the band. As a consequence this album for me is probably one of their more accessible albums The original album on disc one is well played and easy to listen too with Guitar and Keyboards prominent, nice use of both electric and acoustic guitars through out. Stand out track s probably `white Kite', `Soft Space' and the `Odds Bullets and Blades' suite.
This version however comes with a second disc of out-takes from the original shows, showing how much more interesting an album this could have been with more funky and jazzy rhythms and Drum Solos. What would have made this album really good was if they had restructured it so that it was released as originally played, though I think the original alum does represent a very good edit of the live performances.
A further bonus on top of the 8 bonus live tracks is the A and B sides of eth soft Machine single `Soft Space' nice to have on CD for the first time.

This album is not a bad album, though later Soft Machine does have it knockers I like this album and re-issue with its bonus tracks.
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By Arthur F. Cleary on 7 Aug 2011
Format: Audio CD
It was great to hear this cutting again after so many years . I loved it then and still do .
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. Foley on 4 Feb 2011
Format: Audio CD
I don't care who's playing on this album. All I know is I heard it in 1980 and it blew me away. I've been trying to get hold of a cd copy for as long as I've been shopping on Amazon but was unwilling to pay the ridiculous amounts being asked by sellers for nearly twenty year old copies. So happy that I can now buy it at a reasonable price and this time Soft Machine will get a cut. One man's meat is another man's poison, I loved this album then and it still sounds great to me today.
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