Soft Machine live chronicle

official releases:
<1> Live at the Paradiso 1969 (Voiceprint)
<2> Noisette (Cuneiform)
<3> Third (Sony)
<4> Live 1970 (Blueprint)
<5> Live at the Proms 1970 (Reckless) -> Third [bonus disc] (Sony)
<6> BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert (Windsong) -> Heavy Friends: BBC In Concert 1971 (Hux)
<7> Virtually (Cuneiform)
<8> Live in France (One Way) -> Live In Paris (Cuneiform)
<9> BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert (Windsong) -> Soft Stage: BBC In Concert 1972 (Hux)
<10> Six (Sony)
<11> Alive & Well: Recorded in Paris (Harvest/See For Miles/Esoteric)
<12> Man In A Deaf Corner (Mooncrest)
<13> Turns On Volume 1 (Voiceprint)
<14> Turns On Volume 2 (Voiceprint)
<15> Facelift (Voiceprint)
<16> Backwards (Cuneiform)
<17> Somewhere in Soho (Voiceprint)
<18> Breda Reactor (Voiceprint)
<19> Heavy Friends: BBC In Concert 1971 (Hux)
<20> Soft Stage: BBC In Concert 1972 (Hux)
<21> British Tour '75 (MLP)
<22> Floating World Live (Moonjune)
<23> Grides (Cuneiform)
<24> Middle Earth Masters (Cuneiform)
<25> Alive in Paris 1970 (Voiceprint)
<26> Drop (Moonjune)
<27> Live at Henie Onstad Art Centre 1971 (Reel Recordings)
<28> NDR Jazz Workshop: Hamburg, Germany May 17, 1973 (Cuneiform)
<29> Switzerland 1974 (Cuneiform)

Soft Machnie Paradiso 1969 Soft Machnie Noisette Soft Machnie Third Soft Machnie Live 1970 Soft Machnie Proms 1970 Soft Machnie BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert Soft Machnie Virtually Soft Machnie Live in France
<1><2><3><4><5><6><7><8>
Soft Machnie BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert Soft Machnie Six Soft Machnie Alive & Well in Paris Soft Machnie Man In A Deaf Corner Soft Machnie Turns On Volume 1 Soft Machnie Turns On Volume 2 Soft Machnie Facelift Soft Machnie Backwards
<9><10><11><12><13><14><15><16>
Soft Machnie Somewhere in Soho Soft Machnie Breda Reactor Soft Machnie Heavy Friends Soft Machnie Soft Stage Soft Machnie British Tour 75 Soft Machnie Floating World Live Soft Machnie Grides Soft Machnie Middle Earth Masters
<17><18><19><20><21><22><23><24>
Soft Machnie alive paris 1970 Soft Machnie Drop Soft Machnie Henie Onstad Soft Machnie NDR Jazz Workshop Switzerland 1974
<25><26><27><28><29>

bootlegs:
[A] Middle Earth (CD-R)
[B] V. A. - Kralingen Pop Festival
[C] Old Machine
[D] Live Bundles (Canterbury Dream)
[E] Hazard Profile
[F] Fusion (Canterbury Dream)
[G] Song Of Aeolus

Soft Machnie Middle Earth Masters

1967.9.16 - Middle Earth, Covent Garden, London, UK <24>

Clarence In Wonderland / We Know What You Mean / Bossa Nova Express (May I?) / Hope For Happiness / Disorganisation (solo organ) / We Did Again / Why Are We Sleeping? / I Should've Known
Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers, Robert Wyatt

Soft Machnie Turns On Volume 1
Soft Machnie Turns On Volume 2
Soft Machnie Middle Earth

1967.11.10 (9.16?) - Middle Earth, London, UK <13>

Clarence In Wonderland / We Know What You Mean / May I? (instrumental variant) / Hope For Happiness [A] / Save Yourself [A] / Lullabye Letter [A]
Organistics (solo organ) <14>
Ratledge, Ayers, Wyatt

1967.11.18 - 'L'enetre Rose', Palais des Sports, Paris, France

Clarence In Wonderland / We Know What You Mean (filmed by French TV)
Ratledge, Ayers, Wyatt

Soft Machnie Turns On Volume 2

1967.12.10 - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland <14>

Moon In June (That's How Much I Need You Now) / I Should've Known / A Certain Kind / Save Yourself / Lullabye Letter
Ratledge, Ayers, Wyatt

Soft Machnie Middle Earth Masters

1968.5 - Middle Earth, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, UK <24>

That's How Much I Need You Now / I Should've Known
Ratledge, Ayers, Wyatt

Soft Machnie Turns On Volume 2

1968.8.11 - Colonial Ballroom, Davenport, Iowa, USA <14>

Lullubye Letter / Priscilla / Lullubye Letter Reprise / We Did Again / Why Are We Sleeping? / Joy Of A Toy / Hope For Happiness / Clarence In Wonderland / Moon In June (You Don't Remember) / (organ solo) / (collective improvisation) / Esther's Nose Job (10.30 Returns To The Bedroom ~ Plus Belle Qu'une Poubelle)
Ratledge, Ayers, Wyatt

1968.9.14 - Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California, USA

You Don't Remember / (improvisation) / Esther's Nose Job
Ratledge, Ayers, Wyatt

1969.2.18 - Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

Pataphysical Introduction Pt1 / A Concise British Alphabet Pt1&2 / Hulloder / Dada Was Here / Thank You, Pierrot Lunaire / Have You Ever Bean Green? / Pataphysical Introduction Pt2 / As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still / Fire Engine Passing With Bells Clanging / Pig / Orange Skin Food / A Door Opens / 10:30 Returns To The Bedroom
Ratledge, Hugh Hopper, Wyatt

Soft Machnie Paradiso 1969
Soft Machnie Man In A Deaf Corner

1969.3.29 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland <1><12 (incomplete) >

Hulloder / Dada Was Here / Thank You, Pierrot Lunaire / Have You Ever Bean Green? / Pataphysical Introduction Pt2 / As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still / Fire Engine Passing With Bells Clanging / Hibou, Anemone And Bear / Fire Engine Passing With Bells Clanging (reprise) / Pig / Orange Skin Food / A Door Opens / 10:30 Returns To The Bedroom
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt

1969.4.13 - Country Club, London, UK

Moon In June / (collective improvisation) / Eamonn Andrews / Mousetrap / Backwards / Mousetrap Reprise / Esther's Nose Job / Hibou, Anemone And Bear [encore]
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt

Soft Machnie Henie Onstad

1969.6.24 - I.C.A. London, UK <27> (Japanese bonus track)

10:30 Returns To The Bedroom / Did It Again
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Brian Hopper

1969.6.25 - Le Bataclan, Paris, France

Moon In June / Facelift / Moon In June / Clarence In Wonderland / Mousetrap / Noisette / Backwards / Mousetrap Reprise / Hibou, Anemone and Bear / (collective improvisation) / Esther's Nose Job
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt

1969.9.7 - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland

Moon In June / Facelift / Eamonn Andrews / Mousetrap / Backwards / Mousetrap Reprise / Esther's Nose Job / (collective improvisation) / Did It Again / Noisette / Hibou, Anemone And Bear [encore]
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt

1969.10.5 - Lyceum, London, UK

Moon In June / Facelift / Eamonn Andrews / Mousetrap / Noisette / Mousetrap Reprise / Esther's Nose Job / (collective improvisation) / Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening / Did It Again / Noisette / Did It Again
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt

1969.10.28 - 'Actuel Music Festival', Amougies, Belgium

Moon In June / Facelift / Eamonn Andrews
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Mark Charig, Nick Evans, Elton Dean, Lyn Dobson

Soft Machnie Noisette
Soft Machnie Third

1970.1.4 - Fairfield Hall, Croydon, UK <2>

Eamonn Andrews / Mousetrap / Noisette / Backwards / Noisette [reprise] / Hibou, Anemone And Bear / (Facelift <3>) / Moon In June / 12/8 Theme / Esther's Nose Job / We Did It Again [encore]
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean, Dobson

1970.1.10 - University College, London, UK

(excerpt) <2>
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean, Dobson


1970.1.11 - Mothers Club, Birmingham, UK

Facelift <3>
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean, Dobson

1970.1.16 - De Doelen, Rotterdam, Holland

Moon in June / 12/8 theme / Esther's Nose Job / Pigling Bland
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean, Dobson

1970.1.17 - Concertgebouw , Amsterdam, Holland

(improvisation) / Facelift / Moon In June / Esther's Nose Job / Eamonn Andrews / Mousetrap / Noisette / Backwards / Mousetrap Reprise / Hibou, Anemone And Bear
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean, Dobson

Soft Machnie Breda Reactor

1970.1.31 - Turfschip, Breda, Holland <18>

Eamonn Andrews / Moustrap / Noisette / Backwards / Moustrap [reprise] / Hibou, Anemone And Bear / Facelift / Eamonn Andrews / Moon In June / 12/8 theme / Esther's Nose Job / Pigling Bland / Cymbalism / Out-Bloody-Rageous [excerpt] / Esther's Nose Job [reprise] / We Did It Again
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean, Dobson

Soft Machnie Live 1970
Soft Machnie Man In A Deaf Corner

1970.2.13 - Swansea, London, UK
(or 1970.2.14 - London School Of Economics, London, UK)

Facelift / Moon In June <4><12>
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dobson

Soft Machnie alive paris 1970

1970.3.2 - Theatre de la Musique, Paris, France <25>

1st set:
Facelift / Eamonn Andrews / Backwards / Mousetrap reprise
2nd set:
Out-Bloody-Rageous / RW vocal improv / Esther's Nosejob
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dobson

1970.4.4 - Kolner Festival, Koln, Germany

Facelift / Slightly All the Time / Moon In June
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean

Soft Machnie Somewhere in Soho

1970.4.20 ~ 25 - Ronnie Scott's, London, UK <17>

1st set:
Out-Bloody-Rageous / Eamonn Andrews / Mousetrap / Backwards / Mousetrap Reprise / Hibou, Anemone And Bear
2nd set:
Facelift / Moon In June / (vocal improvisation) / Esther's Nose Job / Pigling Bland / Cymbalism (drum solo) / Esthers Nose Job [reprise]
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean

Soft Machnie Facelift
Soft Machnie Man In A Deaf Corner

1970.4.26 - Fairfield Hall, Croydon, UK <15>

Slightly All The Time / Out-Bloody-Rageous / Moon in June / Mousetrap<12> / Noisette<12> / Backwards<12> / Mousetrap [reprise]<12> / Hibou Anemone and Bear / Facelift / Eamonn Andrews / Esther's Nose Job / Pigling Bland / I Should've Known / Esthers Nose Job [reprise]
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean

Soft Machnie Backwards

1970.5.21 - Paris Theatre, London, UK (BBC In Concert) <16>

Facelift / Moon in June / Esther's Nose Job
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean

Soft Machnie Kralingen Pop Festival

1970.6.28 - 'Holland Pop Festival', Kralingen Park, Rotterdam, Holland

Esther's Nose Job [B]
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean

Soft Machnie Proms 1970
Soft Machnie Live 1970

1970.8.13 - 'Henry Wood Promenade Concert', Royal Albert Hall, London, UK <4><5>

Out-Bloody-Rageous / Facelift / Esther's Nose Job
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean

Soft Machnie Grides

1970.10.25 - Concergebow, Amsterdam, Holland <23> (except "Kings And Queens")

1st set:
Facelift / Virtually / Out-Bloody-Rageous / Neo-Caliban Grides
2nd set:
Teeth / Slightly All The Time / Eamonn Andrews / Kings And Queens / Esther's Nose Job
Encore:
Slightly All The Time [excerpt] / Noisette
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean

1971.2.7 - Roundhouse, London, UK

(improvisation) / Facelift / Virtually / Slightly All The Time / Neo-Caliban Grides / Out-Bloody-Rageous / (vocal improvisation) / Eamonn Andrews / All White / Kings And Queens / Teeth / Pigling Bland / Slightly All The Time / Noisette
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean

Soft Machnie Henie Onstad

1971.2.28 - Henie Onstad Arts Centre, Hovikodden, Norway <27>

1st set:
Facelift / Virtually / Slightly All The Time / Fletcher's Blemish
2nd set:
Neo-Caliban Grides / Out-Bloody-Rageous / Eamonn Andrews / All White / Kings And Queens / Teeth / Pigling Bland
Encore:
Slightly All The Time [excerpt] / Noisette
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean

Soft Machnie BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert
Soft Machnie Heavy Friends

1971.3.11 - Paris Theatre, London, UK (BBC In Concert) <6><19>

Blind Badger (Elton Dean Quintet - Dean, Ratledge, Charig, Whitehead, Howard) / Neo-Caliban Grides / Out-Bloody-Rageous / Eamonn Andrews / All White / Kings And Queens / Teeth / 10.30 Returns To The Bedroom / Slighty All The Time [excerpt] (<19>only) / Noisette (<19>only)
Dean, Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Ronnie Scott, Charig, Paul Nieman, Roy Babbington, Neville Whitehead, Phil Howard

Soft Machnie Grides
Soft Machnie Virtually
Soft Machnie Old Machine

1971.3.23 - Gondel Filmkunst Theater, Bremen, Germany

Beat Club TV filming: <23>
Neo-Caliban Grides / Out-Bloody-Rageous / (vocal improvisation) / Eamonn Andrews / All White
1st set: <7>
Facelift / Virtually / Slightly All The Time / Fletcher's Blemish
2nd set: <7> [C]
Neo-Caliban Grides / Out-Bloody-Rageous / (vocal improvisation) / Eamonn Andrews / All White / Kings & Queens / Teeth / Pigling Bland
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean

1971.7.7 - Gaslight, NY, USA

Neo-Caliban Grides / Out-Bloody-Rageous / Eamonn Andrews / All White / Teeth / Pigling Bland
Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt, Dean

Soft Machnie Drop

1971.10.14 - Stuttgart, Germany <26>?

All White / Slightly All The Time / Drop / MC / Out-Bloody-Rageous /As If / Pigling Bland
Ratledge, Hopper, Dean, Phil Howard

Soft Machnie Drop

1971.11.7 - Berliner Jazztage (Berlin Jazz Festival), Philharmoniehalle, Berlin, Germany <26>?

Neo-Caliban Grides / All White / Slightly All The Time / Drop / MC / Out-Bloody-Rageous / Pigling Bland
Ratledge, Hopper, Dean, Howard

Soft Machnie Live in France

1972.5.2 - Olympia, Paris, France <8>

Plain Tiffs / All White / Slightly All The Time / Drop / M.C./ Out-Bloody-Rageous / Facelift / And Sevens / As If / L.B.O./ Pigling Bland / At Sixes
Dean, Ratledge, Hopper, John Marshall

Soft Machnie BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert
Soft Machnie Soft Stage

1972.7.20 - Paris Theatre, London, UK (BBC In Concert) <9><20>

Fanfare / All White / Slightly All The Time / M.C./ Drop / Stumble / L.B.O./ As If / Riff
Karl Jenkins, Ratledge, Hopper, Marshall

Soft Machnie Six

1972.10.20. - The Dome, Brighton, UK
1972.11.1 - Civic Hall, Guildford, UK <10>

Fanfare / All White / Between / Riff / 37 1/2 / Gesolreut / E.P.V. / Lefty / Stumble / 5 From 13 (For Phil Seamen With Love & Thanks) / Riff II
Jenkins, Ratledge, Hopper, Marshall

1972.12.3 - Fairfield Hall, Croydon, UK

Fanfare / All White / Between / Riff / 37 1/2 / Gesolreut / E.P.V. / (?) / The Soft Weed Factor / Lefty / Stumble / 5 From 13 / Riff II
Jenkins, Ratledge, Hopper, Marshall

Soft Machnie NDR Jazz Workshop

1973.5.17 - NDR Jazz Workshop: Congresszentrum, Hamburg, Germany <28>

Fanfare / All White / The Soft Weed Factor / Lefty / 37 1/2 / Riff / 1983 [with H.Hopper] / Down The Road / Between / Stanley Stamps Gibbon Album / Chloe And The Pirates / Gesolreut [with G.Boyle & A.Themen] / EPV / Lefty / Stumble / One Across (jam) [with G.Boyle] / L.B.O. / Riff II / Encore Improvisation / Stumble Reprise
Jenkins, Ratledge, Roy Babbington, Marshall [guests: Hugh Hopper + Gary Boyle, Art Themen & Linda Hoyle]

1973.8.9 - San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Stanley Stomps Gibbon Album / The Soft Weed Factor / Lefty / Down The Road / (bass solo) / Nettle Bed / Penny Hitch / Day's Eye / Block / (drum solo) / Riff II / Gesolreut / (jam)
Jenkins, Ratledge, Babbington, Marshall

1973.10.26 - De Lantaren, Rotterdam, Holland

Stanley Stomps Gibbon Album / Between / The Soft Weed Factor / Lefty / Gesolreut / EPV / Down The Road / 37 1/2 / Riff II / Chloe And The Pirates / Hazard Profile
Jenkins, Ratledge, Babbington, Marshall

Soft Machnie Live Bundles

1974.3.13 - Syracuse, NY, USA [D]

Hazard Profile Part 1 ~ 5 / The Floating World / The Man Who Waved At Trains / Bundles / Drum Solo
Allan Holdsworth, Jenkins, Ratledge, Babbington, Marshall

Soft Machnie Hazard Profile

1974.3.23 - Howard Stein's Academy Of Music, NY, USA [E]

Hazard Profile Part 1 ~ 5 / The Man Who Waved At Trains / Peff / Bass Solo / Bundles / Land Of The Bag Snake / Four Gongs, Two Drums
Holdsworth, Jenkins, Ratledge, Babbington, Marshall

Switzerland 1974
Soft Machnie Hazard Profile

1974.7.4 - Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland <29>

Hazard Profile [E] / The Floating World / Ealing Comedy / (bass solo) / Bundles / Land Of the Bag Snake / Joint / The Man Who Waved At Trains / Peff / The Man Who Waved At Trains (reprise) / L.B.O. / (drum solo) / Riff II / Lefty / Penny Hitch (coda) / Hazard Profile (excerpt)
Holdsworth, Jenkins, Ratledge, Babbington, Marshall

Soft Machnie Floating World Live
Soft Machnie Song Of Aeolus

1975.1.29 - Postaula, Bremen, Germany <22> [G]

The Floating World / Bundles / Land Of The Bag Snake / Ealing Comedy / The Man Who Waved At Trains / Peff / North Point / Hazard Profile (Part One) / J.S.M. / Riff III / Song Of Aeolus / Endgame / Penny Hitch (Coda)
Holdsworth, Jenkins, Ratledge, Babbington, Marshall

Soft Machnie Fusion

1975.8.24 - Reading Festival, UK [F]

The Floating World / Ban - Ban Caliban / Out Of Season / Bundles / Land Of The Bag Snake / The Man Who Waved At Trains / Peff
John Etheridge, Jenkins, Ratledge, Babbington, Marshall

Soft Machnie British Tour 75

1975.10.10 - Nottingham University, UK <21>

Bundles / Land of the Big Snake / Out of Season / Man Who Waved at Trains / JVH / Floating World / Ban-Ban Caliban / Sideburn / Hazard Profile Pt. 1-5 / Song of Aeolus / Sign of Five (collective improv)
Etheridge, Jenkins, Ratledge, Babbington, Marshall

1975.11.26 - Cinema Varietes, Marseille, France

Floating World / Bundles / Land Of The Bag Snake / Out Of Season / Ban-Ban Caliban / Aubade / The Tale Of Taliesin / North Point / The Man Who Waved At Trains / Peff / Drum Solo / Hazard Profile Pt. 1-5 / Song Of Aeolus / Jam I / Ealing Comedy / Jam II
Etheridge, Jenkins, Ratledge, Babbington, Marshall

Soft Machnie Alive & Well in Paris

1977.7.8 - Theatre Le Palace, Montmartre, Paris, France <11>

White Kite / Eos / Odds Bullets And Blades Pt1 / Odds Bullets And Blades Pt2 / Song Of The Sunbird / Puffin / Huffin / Number Three / The Nodder / Surrounding Silence
2010 Esoteric reissue bonus tracks:
K's Riff / The Nodder / Two Down / The Spraunce / Song Of Aeolus / Sideburn / The Tale Of Taliesin / Organic Matter / One Over The Eight
Etheridge, Jenkins, Rick Sanders, Steve Cook, Marshall

last updated: 2015.11.1

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