Soft Machine – Live At The Proms 1970 (LP)


Soft Machine – Live At The Proms 1970 (LP)


Soft Machine – Live At The Proms 1970 (LP)

Label:    Reckless Records  – RECK 5
Format:    Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:    UK
Released:    1988

A1        Out Bloody Rageous
A2        Facelift
Esther’s Nosejob
B1a        Pig
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.


Vinyl and cover in very good condition. Former library item. Writings on both sides of the label and inside the cover. See photo’s.

Additional information


33rpm, LP

You may also like…