Bundles (album)

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Studio album by
Released22 March 1975
RecordedJuly 1974 at CBS Whitfield St Studios, London
GenreJazz rock[1]
ProducerSoft Machine
Soft Machine chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic [1]

Bundles is the eighth studio album by the jazz rock band Soft Machine, released in 1975.[1]


By Bundles, only keyboardist and founding member Mike Ratledge was left from the early Soft Machine line-ups; the other members had all previously been in the jazz-rock band Nucleus. Guitarist Allan Holdsworth's prominent contributions set the album apart from previous Soft Machine recordings,[1] as guitar was an instrument ignored by Soft Machine since 1969's Volume Two.

This is the last studio album featuring Ratledge listed as a full band member.[1] Only two compositions by him are included, one of which is 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. "Hazard Profile Part Two (Toccatina)" – 2:21
  3. "Hazard Profile Part Three" – 0:33
  4. "Hazard Profile Part Four" – 1:25
  5. "Hazard Profile Part Five" – 5:29
  6. "Gone Sailing" (Allan 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) – 3:37
  5. "Four Gongs Two Drums" (John Marshall) – 2:31
  6. "The Floating World" – 7:07


Soft Machine
Future Soft Machine personnel
  • Ray Warleigh – alto flute and bass flute on "The Floating World"


  1. ^ a b c d e f Lynch, Dave. "Soft Machine - Bundles (1975) album review, credits & releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 April 2014.

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