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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Soft Machine - Third (1970)

Third is a 1970 double LP by Soft Machine, with each side of the original vinyl consisting of a single long composition. Its music explores the emerging jazz fusion of the type present on Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, which was released in the same year. Third is considered by many to be the seminal recording to emerge from the Canterbury scene, featuring incredible interplay between the band's members, led by keyboardist Mike Ratledge, Elton Dean on woodwinds, Robert Wyatt on drums and Hugh Hopper on bass. The track "Slightly All The Time" was used as the background for the syndicated "Realities" news program distributed by many 1970s-era "underground" radio stations. The album remained in print in the Columbia U.S. catalog throughout the 1970s and into the '80s despite its unusual format, based largely on word of mouth reviews. - Wikipedia

Robert Wyatt - Drums, Vocals, Piano, Organ & Bass Guitar
Hugh Hopper - Bass Guitar
Mike Ratledge - Organ, Piano & Electric Piano
Elton Dean - Alto Sax, Saxello
Lyn Dobson - Flute, Soprano Sax

1. Facelift (18:54)
2. Slightly All The Time (18:14)
3. Moon In June (19:18)
4. Out-Bloody-Rageous (19:17)

2 comments:

Coisa Feita said...

Part I
http://rapidshare.com/files/8806929/Third.part1.rar
Part II
http://rapidshare.com/files/8807982/Third.part2.rar

Marc Magisana said...

I seem to remember a Soft Machine live album with Brian Eno and Nico (singing the Doors' "The End"