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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Soft Machine - Berlin 1971

Number 3 in the small series dedicated to the late Hugh Hopper.
There will be two more, both audience recordings in acceptable sound, one by Soft Heap and one by Clear Frame. They'll be posted on the weekend, I hope.

Today's Guardian contains an obituary which can be read online as well.

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Soft Machine
Berlin (DE), Jazzfest
November 7, 1971


Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello, electric piano
Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano
Hugh Hopper - bass
Phil Howard - drums

1. FM intro (0:26)
2. Neo-Caliban Grides (6:08) >
3. All White (5:56) >
4. Slightly All The Time (13:23) >
5. Drop (7:43) >
6. M.C. (2:40) >
7. Out-Bloody-Rageous (15:01) >
8. Pigling Bland > FM outro (6:15)

TT: 57:37

Sound: A-/B+
Source: radio broadcast (host: Achim Hebgen)
Lineage: rb > ? > dime > CDR > EAC (secure, log) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)


This is one of a few radio broadcasts this lineup did in late 1971 - probably the most jazzy the Softs ever got. The sound isn't great, but it's quite listenable.

The original was seeded (last year, I think) as one continuous track - I converted it to AIFF using MacFLAC 2.1.2, edited it with Audacity, and converted it back to FLAC.

3 comments:

ubu said...

finally the links - FLAC (tagged + info) as usual:

http://rapidshare.com/files/243045291/Soft_Machine_1971-11-07_Berlin.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/243041884/Soft_Machine_1971-11-07_Berlin.part2.rar

SilentWay said...

This would be great...
And the password would be....???
I've looked all over your site. No sign of password for rar files.

ubu said...

no password on my files, just open them and enjoy!