|Albums released on the Harvest label between 1975 and 1978 with replica album sleeves and a poster
Format: CD / Cat No: ECLEC32682 / Released: 26/07/2019
Track Listing: CD 1 - BUNDLES - ORIGINALLY RELEASED AS HARVEST SHSP 4044 IN APRIL 1975: 1. HAZARD PROFILE PART ONE / 2. HAZARD PROFILE PART TWO / 3. HAZARD PROFILE PART THREE / 4. HAZARD PROFILE PART FOUR / 5. HAZARD PROFILE PART FIVE / 6. GONE SAILING / 7. BUNDLES / 8. LAND OF THE BAG SNAKE / 9. THE MAN WHO WAVED AT TRAINS / 10. PEFF / 11. FOUR GONGS TWO DRUMS / 12. THE FLOATING WORLD
CD 2 - SOFTS - ORIGINALLY RELEASED AS HARVEST SHSP 4056 IN JULY 1976: 1. AUBADE / 2. THE TALE OF TALIESIN / 3. BAN-BAN CALIBAN / 4. SONG OF AEOLUS / 5. OUT OF SEASON / 6. SECOND BUNDLE / 7. KAYOO / 8. THE CAMDEN TANDEM / 9. NEXUS / 10. ONE OVER THE EIGHT / 11. ETIKA
CD 3 - ALIVE AND WELL – RECORDED IN PARIS - ORIGINALLY RELEASED AS HARVEST SHSP 4083 IN APRIL 1978: 1. WHITE KITE / 2. EOS / 3. ODDS BULLETS AND BLADES PART ONE / 4. ODDS BULLETS AND BLADES PART TWO / 5. SONG OF THE SUNBIRD / 6. PUFFIN’ / 7. HUFFIN’ / 8. NUMBER THREE / 9. THE NODDER / 10. SURROUNDING SILENCE / 11. SOFT SPACE
More information: Remastered 3 CD clamshell boxed set featuring all three Soft Machine albums released on the Harvest label between 1975 and 1978. Bundles (1975), Softs (1976) and Alive And Well, Recorded In Paris (1978) are included with replica album sleeves and a poster.
The hugely popular Bundles featured a line-up of Mike Ratledge (keyboards), Karl Jenkins (Oboe, Piano, Soprano Sax), John Marshall (Drums), Roy Babbington (Bass) and guitar great Allan Holdsworth. By the time Softs was recorded, the line-up included Karl Jenkins John Marshall, Roy Babbington and new members John Etheridge Guitar) and saxophonist Alan Wakeman. The album contained the final appearance on a Soft Machine album by Mike Ratledge (who contributed to Ban-Ban Caliban and Song of Aeolus).
Soft Machine’s final album for Harvest was Alive And Well, Recorded In Paris. The band’s line-up had changed once more and comprised Karl Jenkins (Piano, Electric Keyboards, Synthesiser), John Marshall (Drums), John Etheridge (Acoustic and Electric Guitars) and new members Steve Cook (Bass Guitar) and RIic Sanders (Violin). The album was the result of several nights of excellent concerts staged at Le Palace Theatre in Monmartre, Paris in July 1977.