SOFT MACHINE
1972-12-03 - Croydon, UK
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1972-12-03 - Croydon (Surrey), UK - Fairfield Halls - aud (57m)
Mike Ratledge, Hugh Hopper, Karl Jenkins, John Marshall

1) Fanfare (0:49)
2)
All White (3:40)
3) Between (3:10)
4)
Riff (4:59)
5)
37 And A Half (6:22)
6)
improv (1:10)
7)
Gesolreut (7:24)
8)
EPV  (3:05)
9)
intro To Drop (1:04)
10)
Drop (3:55)
11) The Soft Weed Factor (5:17)
12)
Lefty (2:34)
13)
Stumble (4:13)
14)
5 From 13  (8:26) *
15) R
iff II (0:56)

* Drum solo.

Source: Mono audience recording.
[SOFT MACHINE - Croydon 1972] Flac set shared as torrent on Dime (unsigned info).
Trader's Little Helper detects lossy source.
Show listed on Calyx
(SPACTICS benefit) [Medicine Head, Ron Geesin, Ivor Cutler & John Peel].

"Sound quality is good, but not incredible or anything. very listenable though, performance aside. even if the sound quality isnt good enough for you, it should be of interest anyways, as this era wasnt really recorded a whole lot. For me, this recording really reminds you that the six lineup was actually pretty awesome, despite how much its overshadowed by the earlier stuff and the holdsworth era stuff. Seems to me to be a bit more energetic and busy than the show that takes up the first disk of "Six", and you als get to hear the lineup's vversion of Drop, and how The Soft Weed Factor sounds live".


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