Alive & Well: Recorded in Paris

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Alive & Well: Recorded in Paris
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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. As reported on the booklet of the 2010 edition, it was recorded almost entirely live, by The Manor Mobile recording engineer Alan Perkins, during a 4-night residency at Paris' Théâtre Le Palace in July 1977; much of the album was later mixed and partially re-recorded in studio; the track "Soft Space" was completely re-recorded in studio and released as a single ("Soft Space" parts 1 and 2) in 1978.

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]

(all previously unreleased except tracks 9 & 10)

  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 Taliesin" – 8:08
  8. "Organic Matter / One Over the Eight" – 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.