Bundles (album)

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For the 2010 album by the band of the same name, see The Bundles (album).
Studio album by Soft Machine
Released 22 March, 1975
Recorded July 1974 at CBS Whitfield St Studios, London
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 41:55
Label Harvest
Producer Soft Machine
Soft Machine chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Bundles is a 1975 album by the British psychedelic, progressive rock and jazz/fusion band, Soft Machine.[1]

On Bundles, only keyboardist and founding member Mike Ratledge is left of the early Soft Machine line-ups. Guitarist Allan Holdsworth's prominent contributions set the album apart from previous Soft Machine recordings,[1] which had not featured a guitarist for seven years, since their debut single.[2]

This is the last studio album featuring Ratledge listed as a full band member.[1] Only two compositions by him are featured, both less than two minutes long.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Karl Jenkins except where indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Hazard Profile Part One" – 9:18
  2. "Part Two (Toccatina)" – 2:21
  3. "Part Three" – 1:05
  4. "Part Four" – 0:46
  5. "Part Five" – 5:29
  6. "Gone Sailing" (Holdsworth) – 0:59

Side two[edit]

  1. "Bundles" – 3:14
  2. "Land of the Bag Snake" (Holdsworth) – 3:35
  3. "The Man Who Waved at Trains" (Mike Ratledge) – 1:50
  4. "Peff" (Ratledge) – 1:57
  5. "Four Gongs Two Drums" (John Marshall) – 4:09
  6. "The Floating World" – 7:12


Additional personnel
  • Ray Warleigh – alto flute and bass flute on "The Floating World"


  1. ^ a b c d e Dave Lynch. "Bundles - Soft Machine | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Soft Machine-Works". Calyx.club.fr. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 

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