As a celestial phenomenon neighbouring the musical big bang of the Sixties, The Soft Machine Legacy echoes the melodious growl of an era when rock 'n' roll, blues, jazz, soul and pop were, as yet, nothing more than a magma of sounds challenging the musicians' ability to shape the course of music to come. In those days, Soft Machine symbolized the uncompromising dialog between those rock and jazz musicians who were determined to create a synthesis of the untamed energy of rock and the improvisational thrust of jazz. Forty years late, The Soft Machine Legacy musicians have not forsaken their dreams. Immune to the leveling pressures of show biz, Hugh Hopper, John Marshall, John Etheridge and Elton Dean - who passed away shortly after this last reunion at the New Morning - still mesmerize their fans. Whether the cheeks be rosy, or the heads speckled with grey: freedom is ageless. Recorded live at the New Morning - Paris - December 12th 2005.
Tracklisting: 1. Ash 2. Seven 3. 1212 4. Baker's Treat 5. Has Riff 6. Kings & Queens 7. Sideburn 8. Two Down 9. Kite Runner 10. Strange Comforts.