Alive & Well: Recorded in Paris

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Alive & Well: Recorded in Paris
Live album by Soft Machine
Released 1978
Recorded 6–9 July 1977 at Théâtre Le Palace, Paris, France
Genre Jazz fusion, progressive rock
Length 39:06
Label Harvest
Producer Soft Machine
Soft Machine chronology
Softs
(1976)
Alive & Well: Recorded in Paris
(1978)
Land of Cockayne
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Alive & Well: Recorded in Paris is a 1978 release by the band Soft Machine. Mostly recorded live, by The Manor Mobile, recording engineer Alan Perkins, during at 4-night residency at Paris' Théâtre Le Palace in July 1977, much of the album was later modified in the studio, with the track "Soft Space" being a completely studio recorded track released as a single ("Soft Space" parts 1 and 2).

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Karl Jenkins except where indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "White Kite" – 3:00
  2. "Eos" – 1:22
  3. "Odds Bullets and Blades Pt. I" – 2:18
  4. "Odds Bullets and Blades Pt. II" – 2:33
  5. "Song of the Sunbird" – 1:24
  6. "Puffin" – 1:18
  7. "Huffin" – 5:12

Note: on original LP pressings, the audience noises after the end of "Huffin" continue into the runout groove.

Side two[edit]

  1. "Number Three" (John Etheridge) – 2:25
  2. "The Nodder" – 7:13
  3. "Surrounding Silence" (Ric Sanders) – 4:04
  4. "Soft Space" – 8:17

2010 Double-CD issue[edit]

CD 1[edit]

  1. "White Kite" – 3:00
  2. "Eos" – 1:20
  3. "Odds Bullets and Blades (Part I)" – 2:19
  4. "Odds Bullets and Blades (Part II)" – 2:33
  5. "Song of the Sunbird" – 1:25
  6. "Puffin'" – 1:17
  7. "Huffin'" – 4:42
  8. "Number Three" – 2:26
  9. "The Nodder" – 7:12
  10. "Surrounding Silence" – 4:05
  11. "Soft Space" – 8:18

CD 2[edit]

  1. "K's Riff" – 4:41
  2. "The Nodder" – 7:13
  3. "Two Down" – 2:27
  4. "The Spraunce" – 6:27
  5. "Song of Aeolus" – 3:41
  6. "Sideburn" – 7:44
  7. "The Tale of Talesin" – 8:08
  8. "Organic Matter / One Over the Eight (Previously Unreleased)" – 5:55
  9. "Soft Space Part One (Edited Version)" – 4:15
  10. "Soft Space Part Two (Disco Version)" – 5:41

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alive & Well: Recorded in Paris - Soft Machine | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 July 2011.