Soft Machine – Live At The Proms 1970 (LP)
Label: Reckless Records – RECK 5
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
A1 Out Bloody Rageous
B1b Orange Skin Food
B1c A Door Opens And Closes
B1d Pigling Bland
B1e 10 – 30 Returns To The Bedroom
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – BBC
Copyright © – Reckless Records LTD
Pressed By – MPO
Recorded At – Royal Albert Hall
Alto Saxophone, Saxello – Elton Dean
Bass – Hugh Hopper
Drums – Robert Wyatt
Keyboards – Mike Ratledge
Sleeve Notes – Robert Wyatt
Voice – Robert Wyatt
We was invited by Tim Souster, who had an evening using the hall to do what we liked with. I believe he’d heard our second LP, asked us on the strength of that. He discovered us on the way to discovering Motown. Via the Who, I think. Anyway it was brave of him to invite us despite the withering contempt of the posh music establishment. Before our bit, I went out the back for a quick fag and then the doorman didn’t want to let me back in. ”I’ve got to play in there”, I said. ”you must be kidding, son”, he said, ” they only have proper music in there”. Not that night they didn’t.
Recorded by the BBC on 13th August 1970 at the Royal Albert Hall
Technical note: The banging and crackling towards the beginning of side 1 is Mike Ratledge Kick-Starting his organ.
RUNOUT Side A: THIS IS POP ?
Vinyl and cover in very good condition. Former library item. Writings on both sides of the label and inside the cover. See photo’s.