Alive & Well Recorded in Paris : 2CD Deluxe Re-Mastered Special Edition - Soft Machine

Alive & Well Recorded in Paris : 2CD Deluxe Re-Mastered Special Edition
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the long overdue release of
an expanded 2CD remastered edition of the classic 1978 live album Alive
& Well Recorded In Paris by the celebrated Jazz and Rock group Soft
Machine. The album was the band ‘s third for EMI sHarvest label and
featured a line-up of KARL Jenkins (Piano, Electric Keyboards,
Synthesiser), John Marshall (Drums), John Etheridge (Acoustic and
Electric Guitars) and new members Steve Cook (Bass Guitar) and Ric
Sanders (Violin).The final live recordings to be released by the band
during their lifetime, Alive & Well was the product of several
nights of excellent concerts at Le Palace Theatre in Monmartre, Paris in
July 1978. The album was initially released as a single album, although
the discovery of multi-track masters of a concert in the archives has
resulted in this expanded edition with a CD of additional material
recorded in July 1978.Unavailable officially on CD for nearly fifteen
years, this Esoteric Recordings reissue has been re-mastered from the
original master tapes and fully restores the original artwork.
Our Price: £9.95
Code: ECLEC22234
Weight: 200
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