Soft Machine

Paris 1970

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Radio Broadcast. Theatre de la Musique, Paris on 2nd March 1970.

2CD packed into a 6 panel digipack, UV gloss with an 8 page booklet.

  • Incredible performance, live from Paris
  • Includes the entire Pop Deux TV broadcast
  • Full colour booklet with background liners and rare images
  • Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality

Soft Machine, live from the Théâtre de la Musique, Paris on March 2nd 1970


Despite their gradual dissolution in the late 70s, Soft Machine’s stock has never been higher thanks to a steady stream of archival recordings that continue to surface and throw light on the importance of varying line-ups.  The quintet version of the band, captured at the Théâtre de la Musique, Paris on March 2nd 1970 for France’s Pop Deux TV show features that short lived and often lamented line-up of Lyn Dobson and Elton Dean on their respective reeds accompanying the obligatory Hopper, Ratledge and Wyatt. The Paris date in March caught Dobson near the end of his tenure which came two weeks later. Suffice to say, the historical value of this recording is undoubted while rooted in the five-man line-up that was joyous, but sadly all too brief.

London Calling proudly bends your ear with a rare, captivating performance from our beloved Softs, live in Paris, 1970. Covering their first two albums and songs exclusive to performances from this period. Visually interesting, but moreover, stunning to hear! Superb, professional re-mastering with background liners, rare archival photos and equipped with mortal stimulants.


1. Eamonn Andrews
2. Mousetrap
3. Noisette
4. Backwards
5. Mousetrap [reprise]
6. Out-Bloody-Rageous

Disc 2:
1. Facelift
2. Slightly All The Time
3. Moon In June [organ solo]
4. 18-8 Theme
5. Vocal improv.
6. Esther's Nose Job