Bundles (album)

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For the 2010 album by the band of the same name, see The Bundles (album).
Bundles
Soft Machine - Bundles.jpg
Studio album by Soft Machine
Released 22 March, 1975
Recorded July 1974 at CBS Whitfield St Studios, London
Genre Jazz rock[1]
Length 41:55
Label Harvest
Producer Soft Machine
Soft Machine chronology
Seven
(1973)
Bundles
(1975)
Softs
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Bundles is a 1975 album by the British progressive rock band Soft Machine.[2]

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,[2] which had not featured a guitarist for seven years, since their debut single.[3]

This is the last studio album featuring Ratledge listed as a full band member.[2] 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

Personnel[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/bundles-mw0000608687
  2. ^ a b c d e Dave Lynch. "Bundles - Soft Machine | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Soft Machine-Works". Calyx.club.fr. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 

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