Hugh Hopper

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1962-1972

Summer 1962, Brian & Hugh Hopper with Pete Lawson, private recording

1. Kansas City/Rip It Up

2. That’s Alright Mama

Brian Hopper – guitar

Hugh Hopper – bass, vocal on 2

Pete Lawson – vocal on 1

released on Canterburied Sounds Volume 3 (Voiceprint 11/1998 CD)

late 1962/early 1963, Brian & Hugh Hopper, Mike Ratledge & Robert Wyatt, private recording

1. Mummie

2. Man In A Deaf Corner

Brian Hopper – guitar, vocals on 1, alto sax on 2

Hugh Hopper -bass on 2

Mike Ratledge -piano on 2

Robert Wyatt – guitar & vocals on 1, drums on 2

released on Canterburied Sounds Volume 1 (Voiceprint 10/1998 CD)

3/6/1963, The Daevid Allen Trio, “Live New Departures”, Marquee, London

1. Love Is (Allen)

2. My Head Is A Nightclub (Allen)

3. Capersity Travels (Four Imbalancing Constructions) (Allen)

4. The Song Of The Jazzman (Allen)

5. Little Rootie Tootie (Thelonious Monk)

6. Your Sun (Allen)

7. Carmen Mouse (Allen)

on all tracks:

Daevid Allen – guitar, voice, tapes

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Ellidge (=Robert Wyatt) – drums

plus:

Mike Ratledge – piano on 5 & 6

Mike Horovitz – voice, poem on 7

tracks 1-4 & 6 released as Live 1963 (Voiceprint 1993 CD)

Sometime in 1963, Robert Wyatt, Hugh & Brian Hopper plus unknown guitarist, private recording

1. Llu-Ba

Brian Hopper – acoustic guitar

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums

unknown guitarist (= Daevid Allen?)

released on Canterburied Sounds Volume 3 (Voiceprint 11/1998 CD)

late 1963/early 1964, Brian & Hugh Hopper with Robert Wyatt, private recording

1. Belsize Parked

Brian Hopper – guitar, alto sax

Hugh Hopper – cello

Robert Wyatt – drums, cornet, vocals

released on Canterburied Sounds Volume 1 (Voiceprint 10/1998 CD)

196?, Robert Wyatt, Brian & Hugh Hopper, private recording

1. Tanglewood Tails

Brian Hopper – guitar

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums

released on Canterburied Sounds Volume 3 (Voiceprint 11/1998 CD)

Summer 1964, Wilde Flowers, rehearsal

1. You Really Got Me

2. Thinking Of You Baby

Kevin Ayers – vocals

Brian Hopper – guitar

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums

released on Canterburied Sounds Volume 1 (Voiceprint 10/1998 CD)

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Wilde Flowers (ltr. Hugh Hopper, Richard Coughlan, Robert Wyatt (sitting), Brian Hopper). Photo from “Wrong Movements”.

16/3/1965, Wilde Flowers, SRS, Broadstairs, demo recording sessions

1. Parchman’s Farm (Booker White)

2. Memories (Instrumental) (Hugh Hopper)

3. She’s Gone (Ayers)

4. Almost Grown (Chuck Berry)

on all tracks:

Richard Sinclair – rhythm guitar

Brian Hopper – guitar

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums & percussion

plus:

Kevin Ayers – vocals on 1 & 3, backing vocals on 4

Richard Sinclair – backing vocals on 4

Brian Hopper – alto sax on 1, vocals on 4

Robert Wyatt – backing vocals on 4

released on The Wilde Flowers (Voiceprint 1994 CD)

4/1965, Wilde Flowers, SRS, Broadstairs, demo recording sessions

1. A Certain Kind

2. Memories

Richard Sinclair – rhythm guitar, vocals

Brian Hopper – guitar

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums & percussion, vocals

unreleased recording

6-7/1965, Wilde Flowers, Sellindge, demo recording sessions

1. Slow Walkin’ Talk (Brian Hopper)

2. He’s Bad For You (Wyatt)

3. Don’t Try To Change Me (Hugh Hopper)

4. It’s What I Feel (A Certain Kind) (Hugh Hopper)

on all tracks:

Brian Hopper – guitar

Richard Sinclair – rhythm guitar

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums, percussion

plus:

Graham Flight – vocals on 1-3, tambourine on 3

Brian Hopper – alto sax on 2, backing vocals on 4

Richard Sinclair – vocals on 4

Robert Wyatt – vocals on 2, backing vocals on 4

released on The Wilde Flowers (Voiceprint 1994 CD)

Winter or Spring 1966, Wilde Flowers, SRS, Broadstairs, demo recording sessions

1. Memories (Hugh Hopper)

2. Never Leave Me (Hugh Hopper)

3. Time After Time (Hugh Hopper)

4. Just Where I Want (Hugh Hopper)

5. No Game When You Lose (Hugh Hopper)

6. Those Words They Say (Brian Hopper)

7. Impotence (Hugh Hopper)

on all the tracks:

Brian Hopper – guitar

Hugh Hopper – bass

Richard Coughlan – drums

Robert Wyatt – vocals

plus:

Brian Hopper – backing vocals on 2 & 6

Robert Wyatt – tambourine on 2, 5 & 7

released on The Wilde Flowers (Voiceprint 1994 CD)

4/1968, Soft Machine, Record Plant, NYC, sessions for “The Soft Machine” LP

1. Hope For Happiness (Brian Hopper/Ayers/Ratledge)

2. Joy Of A Toy (Ayers/Ratledge)

3. Hope For Happiness (Reprise) (Brian Hopper/Ayers/Ratledge)

4. Why Am I So Short? (Hugh Hopper/Ayers/Ratledge)

5. So Boot If At All (Ayers/Ratledge/Wyatt)

6. A Certain Kind (Hugh Hopper)

7. Save Yourself (Wyatt)

8. Priscilla (Ratledge/Ayers/Wyatt)

9. Lullabye Letter (Ayers)

10. We Did It Again (Ayers)

11. Plus Belle Qu’une Poubelle (Ayers/Ratledge/Wyatt)

12. Why Are We Sleeping? (Ayers)

13. Box 25/4 Lid (Ratledge/Hugh Hopper)

on tracks 1-12

Kevin Ayers – bass, vocals

Mike Ratledge – organ , piano

Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals

Hugh Hopper – bass on 13

released as The Soft Machine (Probe 11/1968 LP – Big Beat/One Way CD)

1/1969, Soft Machine, demo-tape

1. Esther’s Nose Job

Mike Ratledge – organ

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – hands on knees, vocals

released on Canterburied Sounds Volume 2 (Voiceprint 10/1998 CD)

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Hugh 1969 (from album-cover of Volume Two)

2-3/1969, Soft Machine, Olympic Sound, sessions for “Volume Two” LP

Rivmic Melodies:

1. Pataphysical Introduction – Pt. I (Wyatt)

2. A Concise British Alphabet – Pt. I (Hopper)

3. Hibou, Anemone And Bear (Ratledge/Wyatt)

4. A Concise British Alphabet – Pt. II (Hopper)

5. Hulloder (Hopper)

6. Dada Was Here (Hopper)

7. Thank You Pierrot Lunaire (Hopper)

8. Have You Ever Bean Green? (Hopper)

9. Pataphysical Introduction – Pt. II (Hopper)

10. Out Of Tunes (Ratledge/Hopper/Wyatt)

Esther’s Nose Job:

11. As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still (Ratledge/Wyatt)

12. Dedicated To You, But You Weren’t Listening (Hopper)

13. Fire Engine Passing With Bells Clanging (Ratledge)

14. Pig (Ratledge)

15. Orange Skin Food (Ratledge)

16. A Door Opens And Closes (Ratledge)

17. 10:30 Returns To Bedroom (Ratledge/Hopper/Wyatt)

1-2, 4-6 & 8.

Mike Ratledge – piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals

3.

Mike Ratledge – piano, organ, flute

Hugh Hopper – bass, alto sax

Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals

Brian Hopper – tenor sax

7 & 11.

Mike Ratledge – piano, organ

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals

9.

Mike Ratledge – piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals

Brian Hopper – tenor sax

10.

Mike Ratledge – piano, flute

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals

Brian Hopper – tenor sax

12.

Mike Ratledge – harpsichord

Hugh Hopper – acoustic guitar

Robert Wyatt – vocals

13.

Mike Ratledge – organ

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums

14.

Mike Ratledge – piano

Hugh Hopper – bass, alto sax

Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals

Brian Hopper – tenor sax

15.

Mike Ratledge – organ

Hugh Hopper – bass, alto sax

Robert Wyatt – drums

Brian Hopper – tenor sax, soprano sax

16.

Mike Ratledge – organ

Hugh Hopper – bass, alto sax

Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals

Brian Hopper – tenor sax, soprano sax

17.

Mike Ratledge – piano, organ

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals

released as Volume Two (Probe 9/1969 LP – Big Beat/One Way CD)

29/3/1969, Soft Machine, Concert, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland

1. Hulloder (Hopper)

2. Dada Was Here (Hopper)

3. Thank You, Pierrot Lunaire (Hopper)

4. Have You Ever Bean Green? (Hopper)

5. Pataphysical Introduction (Hopper)

6. As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still (Ratledge/Wyatt)

7. Hibou, Anemone And Bear (Ratledge/Wyatt)

8. Fire Engine Passing (Ratledge)

9. Pig (Ratledge)

10. Orange Skin Food (Ratledge)

11. A Door Opens (Ratledge)

12. 10:30 Returns To The Bedroom (Ratledge)

Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals

Mike Ratledge – organ, piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

released as Live At Paradiso (Voiceprint 1996 CD)

3/5/1969, Syd Barrett, Abbey Road, sessions for “The Madcap Laughs” LP

1. No Good Trying

2. Love You

3. Clowns And Jugglers

Syd Barrett – guitar, vocals

Mike Ratledge – organ, piano on 2

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums, tambourine on 3

tracks 1 & 2 released on The Madcap Laughs (Harvest 01/1970 LP – Harvest CD) and track 3 released on Opel (Harvest 10/1988 LP/CD)

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Soft Machine 1969 (ltr. Hugh, Mike, Robert).

5/1969, Soft Machine, sessions for “Spaced-tapes”, studio unknown

1. Spaced One (Hopper/Ratledge/Wyatt)

2. Spaced Two (Hopper/Ratledge/Wyatt)

3. Spaced Three (Hopper/Ratledge/Wyatt)

4. Spaced Four (Hopper/Ratledge/Wyatt)

5. Spaced Five (Brian Hopper/Ratledge)

6. Spaced Six (Hopper/Ratledge/Wyatt)

7. Spaced Seven (Hopper/Ratledge/Wyatt)

Robert Wyatt – drums

Hugh Hopper – bass

Mike Ratledge – electric piano, organ

Brian Hopper – saxes

released as Spaced (Cuneinform 1996 CD)

10/6/1969, Soft Machine, Maida Vale, London, BBC Top Gear recording

1. Facelift-Mousetrap-Backwards-Mousetrap (Reprise) (Hopper/Ratledge)

2. Moon In June (Wyatt)

1.

Mike Ratledge – organ, elc. piano, flute

Hugh Hopper – bass, alto sax

Brian Hopper – soprano sax

Robert Wyatt – drums

2.

Mike Ratledge – organ

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals

Broadcast 21/06/69

track 2 released on Triple Echo (Harvest 03/1977 LP) & Going Back a Bit (Virgin 1994 CD), tracks 1-2 released on Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit 10/1990 LP/CD)

6/8/1969, Hugh & Brian Hopper, Regent Sound, sessions for publishing demos

1. The Big Show (Brian Hopper)

2. Memories (Hugh Hopper)

3. She Loves To Hurt (Hugh Hopper)

4. Impotence (Hugh Hopper/Robert wyatt)

on all tracks:

Brian Hopper – guitar

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals

plus:

Brian Hopper – soprano sax on 1

Pye Hastings – guitar on 3&4, vocals on 3

Mike Ratledge – flute on 1, organ & piano on 2

Hugh Hopper – acoustic guitar on 2

released on The Wilde Flowers (Voiceprint 1993 CD)

Summer 1969, Kevin Ayers, Abbey Road, sessions for “Joy of a toy” LP

1. Joy Of A Toy Continued

2. Town Feeling

3. The Clarietta Rag

4. Girl On A Swing

5. Song For Insane Times

6. Stop This Train (Again Doing It)

7. Eleanor’s Cake (Which Ate Her)

8. Lady Rachel

9. Oleh Oleh Bandu Bandong

10. All This Crazy Gift Of Time

Kevin Ayers – vocals, guitar, bass, piano

David Bedford – piano, arrangements

Rob Tait – drums

Robert Wyatt – drums & tambourine on 1-3, 5 and 8

Mike Ratledge – organ, piano, flute

Hugh Hopper – bass

Jeff Clyne – double bass

Paul Minns – oboe

Paul Buckmaster – cello

Cyrille Ayers, Sean Murphy, Jean & Mary – backing vocals

released As Joy Of A Toy (Harvest 11/1969 LP – Beat Goes On CD)

10/11/1969, Soft Machine, Maida Vale, London, BBC Top Gear recording

1. Instant Pussy (Wyatt)

2. Mousetrap-Noisette-Backwards-Mousetrap (Reprise)- drumlink-Esther’s Nose Job (Hopper/Ratledge)

1.

Robert Wyatt – vocal, piano, electronic bleeps

2.

Mike Ratledge – organ, elc. piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums

Elton Dean – alto sax (?)

Nick Evans – trombone

Mark Charig – cornet

Lyn Dobson – soprano sax (?)

Broadcast 29/11/69

track 1 released on Canterburied Sounds Volume 2 (1998 Voiceprint CD), track 2 released on Triple Echo (Harvest 3/1977 LP) and The Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit 10/1990 LP/CD)

4/1/1970, Soft Machine , Fairfield Hall, Croydon

1. Eamonn Andrews

2. Mousetrap

3. Noisette

4. Backwards

5. Hibou, Anemone & Bear

6. Facelift

7. Moon In June

8. 12/8 Theme

9. Esther’s Nose Job

10. We Did It Again [encore]

Mike Ratledge – organ, piano, elc. piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello

Lyn Dobson – flute, soprano sax

tracks 1-5, 7-10 released on Noisette (Cuneiform 1/2000 CD), track 6 released on Third (CBS 6/6/1970 LP – Columbia/Beat Goes On CD)

11/1/1970, Soft Machine, Mothers Club, Birmingham

1. Facelift

Mike Ratledge – organ, piano, elc. piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello

Lyn Dobson – flute, soprano sax

released on Third (CBS 6/6/1970 LP – Columbia/Beat Goes On CD)

10/2/1970, Kevin Ayers, Maida Vale, London, BBC Top Gear recording

1. Stop This Train

2. Clarence In Wonderland

3. Why Are We Sleeping?

4. The Oyster And The Flying Fish

5. Hat Song

1.

Kevin Ayers – vocals, guitar

David Bedford – piano

Mike Ratledge – organ

Lol Coxhill – soprano sax

Elton Dean – alto sax

Lyn Dobson – soprano sax, harmonica

Nick Evans – trombone

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums

2.

Kevin Ayers – vocals, guitar

David Bedford – electric piano

Lol Coxhill – soprano sax

Robert Wyatt – piano, harmony vocals

3.

Kevin Ayers – vocals, guitar

David Bedford – piano

Mike Ratledge – organ

Lol Coxhill – soprano sax

Elton Dean – alto sax

Lyn Dobson – flute

Nick Evans – trombone

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums, harmony vocals

4.

Kevin Ayers – vocals, guitar (?)

5.

Kevin Ayers – vocals, guitar

Robert Wyatt – trumpet, harmony vocals

Broadcast 28/02/70

tracks 3&5 released on Kevin Ayers – Singing The Bruise (Band Of Joy 1996 CD)

13/2/1970, Soft Machine, Swansea or
14/2/1970, Soft Machine, London School Of Economics, London

1. Facelift

2. Moon In June

Lyn Dobson – soprano sax, tenor sax

Mike Ratledge – organ, piano, elc. piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals

released on Live 1970 (Voiceprint 8/1998 CD)

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Insert photo of “Third” (ltr. Elton, Hugh, Mike, Robert).

10/4/1970 and 6/5/1970, Soft Machine, I.B.C. Recording Studio, sessions for “Third” LP

1. Slightly All The Time (Ratledge)

Noisette (Hopper)

Backwards (Ratledge)

2. Moon In June (Wyatt)

3. Out-Bloody-Rageous (Ratledge)

1.

Mike Ratledge – organ, piano, elc. piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello

Nick Evans – trombone

Jimmy Hastings – flute, bass clarinet

2.

Mike Ratledge – organ (only in the last part)

Hugh Hopper – bass (only in the last part)

Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals, piano, organ, bass

Rab Spall – electric violin

3.

Mike Ratledge – organ, piano, elc. piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello

released on Third (CBS 06/06/1970 LP – Columbia/Beat Goes On CD)

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Cover of “Facelift” CD (Voiceprint)

26/4/1970, Soft Machine, Fairfield Halls, Croydon

1. Slightly All The Time

2. Out-Bloody-Rageous

3. Moon in June

4. Mousetrap

5. Noisette

6. Backwards

7. Mousetrap – reprise

8. Hibou Annemone & Bear

9. Facelift

10. Eamonn Andrews

11. Esther’s Nose Job

12. Pigling Bland

13. I Should’ve Known

14. Esther’s Nose Job – reprise

Mike Ratledge – organ, piano, elc. piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello

released as Facelift (Voiceprint 2002 CD)

4/5/1970, Soft Machine, Maida Vale, London, BBC Top Gear recording

Slightly All The Time-Out-Bloody-Rageous-Eamonn Andrews (Ratledge)

Mike Ratledge – organ, piano, elc. piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello

Broadcast 16/05/70

released on Triple Echo (Harvest 03/1977 LP) and on The Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit 10/1990 LP/CD)

21/5/1970 Soft Machine Paris Theatre, BBC In Concert recording

Facelift-Esther’s Nose Job (Hopper/Ratledge)

Mike Ratledge – organ, electric piano

Elton Dean – alto sax

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals

Broadcast 31/05/1970

unreleased recording

28/6/1970, Soft Machine, Holland Pop Festival, Kralingen Park, Rotterdam, Holland

1. Esther’s Nose Job (Ratledge)

Robert Wyatt – drums

Mike Ratledge – organ

Hugh Hopper – bass

Elton Dean – sax

released on Kralingen Pop-Festival (bootleg CD)

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Cover of Live 1970 (Live at the Proms) CD (Voiceprint)

13/8/1970, Soft Machine, Henry Wood Promenade Concert, Royal Albert Hall

1. Out-Bloody-Rageous (Ratledge)

2. Facelift (Hopper)

3. Esther’s Nose Job:

a. Pig (Ratledge)

b. Orange Skin Food (Ratledge)

c. A Door Opens And Closes (Ratledge)

d. Pigling Bland (Ratledge)

e. 10-30 Returns To The Bedroom (Ratledge/Hopper/Wyatt)

Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals on 3

Mike Ratledge – organ

Hugh Hopper – bass

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello

released As Live At The Proms (Reckless 10/1988 LP/CD) & on Live 1970 (Voiceprint 8/1998 CD)

17/9/1970, Soft Machine, Camden Theatre, BBC Sounds Of The 70’s recording

1. Out-Bloody-Rageous-Slightly All The Time-Mousetrap- Esther’s Nose Job (Ratledge)

Mike Ratledge – organ, electric piano

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums

Broadcast 25/09/1970 (except Esther’s Nose Job 30/10/1970)

unreleased recording

13-16/10/1970, 27-28/10/1970, 9/11/1970 and 16-18/11/1970 Soft Machine, Olympic Sound, sessions for “Fourth” LP

1. Teeth (Ratledge)

2. Kings And Queens (Hopper)

3. Fletcher’s Blemish (Dean)

4. Virtually Part 1 (Hopper)

5. Virtually Part 2 (Hopper)

6. Virtually Part 3 (Hopper)

7. Virtually Part 4 (Hopper)

on all tracks:

Hugh Hopper – bass

Mike Ratledge – organ, piano

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello

Robert Wyatt – drums

plus:

1.

Roy Babbington – double bass

Nick Evans – trombone

Alan Skidmore – tenor sax

Jimmy Hastings – bass clarinet

2.

Marc Charig – cornet

Nick Evans – trombone

3.

Roy Babbington – double bass

Marc Charig – cornet

4.

Roy Babbington – double bass

Marc Charig – cornet

Nick Evans – trombone

6.

Roy Babbington – double bass

Alan Skidmore – tenor sax

Jimmy Hastings – alto flute, bass clarinet

released as Fourth (CBS 28/02/1971 LP – Columbia/One Way CD) 
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Oslo 1971 

15/12/1970, Soft Machine, Maida Vale, London, BBC Top Gear recording

1. Virtually (Hopper)

2. Fletcher’s Blemish (Dean)

Mike Ratledge – organ, elc. piano on 1, piano on 2

Elton Dean – alto sax

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums

Broadcast 02/01/1971

track one released on Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit 10/1990 LP/CD)

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CD-cover of BBC Radio One in Concert part I (1971). Now out-of-print

11/3/1971, Soft Machine, Paris Theatre, London, BBC In Concert recording

1. Blind Badger (Dean) – Elton Dean Quintet

2. Neo-Caliban Grides (Dean)

3. Out-Bloody-Rageous-Eamonn Andrews-All White-Kings And Queens (Ratledge/Hopper)

4. Teeth-Pigling Bland (Ratledge)

5. Noisette (Hopper)

1.

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello

Mark Charig – cornet

Mike Ratledge – elc. piano, organ

Neville Whitehead – contrabass

Phil Howard – drums

2-5.

Mike Ratledge – elc. piano, organ

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello, elc. piano

Plus on 2:

Phil Howard – drums

Plus on 4-5: The Heavy Friends

Mark Charig – cornet

Paul Niemann – trombone

Ronnie Scott – tenor sax

Roy Babbington – contrabass

Broadcast 26/03/1971

released as BBC Radio One Live In Concert (Windsong 3/1993 CD)

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Cover of Virtually (Cuneiform)

23/3/1971, Soft Machine, Gondel Filmkunst Theater, Bremen, Germany

1. Facelift (Hopper)

2. Virtually (Hopper)

3. Slightly All The Time (Ratledge)

4. Fletcher’s Blemish (Dean)

5. Neo-Caliban Grides (Dean)

6. Out-Bloody-Rageous (Ratledge)

7. Eamonn Andrews (Ratledge)

8. All White (Ratledge)

9. Kings & Queens (Hopper)

10. Teeth (Ratledge)

11. Pigling Bland (Ratledge)

Robert Wyatt – drums

Mike Ratledge – organ, electric piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello

released as Virtually (Cuneinform 1/1998 CD)

1/6/1971, Soft Machine, Maida Vale, London, BBC Top Gear recording

1. Neo-Caliban Grides (Dean)

2. Dedicated To You, But You Weren’t Listening (Hopper)

3. Eamonn Andrews/All White (Ratledge)

1 & 3.

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello

Mike Ratledge – organ, electric piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

Robert Wyatt – drums

2.

Robert Wyatt – voice, piano

Broadcast 26/06/1971

tracks 1 & 2 released on Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit 10/1990 LP/CD)

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Hugh end of 1971 (from “Wrong Movements”)

15/11/1971, Soft Machine, Maida Vale, London, BBC Top Gear recording

1. Drop

2. As If

3. Welcome to Frillsville

Mike Ratledge – organ, electric piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello

Phil Howard – drums

tracks 1-2 released on The Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit 10/1990 LP/CD)

16/11/1971, Soft Machine, BBC Sound of the Seventies Session

1. From A Work In Progress

2. As If/Pigling Bland

3. Neo-Caliban Grides

4. All White

5. Slightly All The Time

Mike Ratledge – organ, electric piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello

Phil Howard – drums

unreleased recording

22-24/11/1971, 7/12/1971, 21-25/2/1972, Soft Machine, Advision Studios, London, sessions for “5” LP

1. All White

2. Drop

3. MC

4. As If

5. LBO

6. Pigling Bland

7. Bone

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello, electric piano

Mike Ratledge – organ, electric piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

Phil Howard – drums on 1-3

John Marshall – drums on 4-7

Roy Babbington – double bass on 4-7

released as 5 (CBS 1972 LP – Columbia/One Way CD)

2/5/1972, Soft Machine, Olympia, Paris, France

1. Plain Tiffs

2. All White

3. Slightly All The Time

4. Drop

5. M.C.

6. Out-Bloody-Rageous

7. Facelift

8. And Sevens

9. As If

10. L.B.O.

11. Pigling Bland

12. At Sixes

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello, electric piano

Mike Ratledge – organ, electric piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

John Marshall – drums

released as Live In France (One Way 1995 CD)

11/7/1972, Soft Machine, BBC Peel Session

1. Stumble/LBO/As If

2. Fanfare/All White/Me/Drop

Karl Jenkins – oboe, baritone sax, soprano sax, keyboards, electric piano

Mike Ratledge – organ, electric piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

John Marshall – drums

unreleased recording

20/7/1972, Soft Machine, Paris Theatre London, BBC in Concert Recording

1. Fanfare

2. All White

3. Slightly All The Time

4. M.C.

5. Drop

6. Stumble

7. L.B.O.

8. As If

9. Riff

Karl Jenkins – oboe, baritone sax, soprano sax, keyboards, electric piano

Mike Ratledge – organ, electric piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

John Marshall – drums

released as BBC Radio One Live In Concert (Windsong 1994 CD)

25-27/7/1972, 1-3/8/1972, Hugh Hopper, Advision Studio, London, sessions for “1984” LP

1. Miniluv

2. Minipax I

3. Minipax II

4. Minitrue

5. Miniplenty

6. Minitrue Reprise

7. Miniluv Reprise

8. Minipax I (alt. take)

1

Hugh Hopper – bass, percussion, mellophone, loops

2, 7, 8

Hugh Hopper – bass

John Marshall – drums

Pye Hastings – guitar

Lol Coxhill – soprano sax

Gary Windo – tenor sax

Malcolm Griffith – trombone

Nick Evans – trombone

3, 4

Hugh Hopper – bass (on 3), mellophone (on 3), piano (on 4)

John Marshall – drums, percussion

Gary Windo – bass clarinet (on 3), tenor sax (on 4)

Malcolm Griffith – trombone

Nick Evans – trombone

5, 6

Hugh Hopper – bass, bells, voice loops, soprano sax

John Marshall – percussion

tracks 1-6 released on 1984 (CBS 1972 LP – Mantra/Cuneiform CD). Cuneiform CD-release includes track 7, track 8 released on Gary Windo – His Master’s Bones (Cuneiform 1996 CD)

17/10/1972, Soft Machine, BBC Sound of the Seventies ecording

1. The Soft Weed Factor

2. Fanfare/All White/Between/Riff

3. Ceseureht/EPV/Stumble

Karl Jenkins – oboe, baritone sax, soprano sax, keyboards, electric piano

Mike Ratledge – organ, electric piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

John Marshall – drums

unreleased recording

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Soft Machine live 1972 (ltr. Mike, Hugh, John, Karl). From Six insert.

20/10/1972, Soft Machine, Dome, Brighton 
11/11/1972, Soft Machine, Guildford

1. Fanfare

2. All White

3. Between

4. Riff

5. 37½

6. Gesolreut

7. E.P.V.

8. Lefty

9. Stumble

10. 5 From 13 (For Phil Seamen With Love & Thanks)

11. Riff II

Karl Jenkins – oboe, baritone sax, soprano sax, keyboards, electric piano

Mike Ratledge – organ, electric piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

John Marshall – drums

released on ‘Six’ Album (CBS 1973 LP – Columbia/One Way CD)

11-12/1972, Soft Machine, CBS Studio, London, sessions for “Six” LP

1. The Soft Weed Factor

2. Stanley Stamps Gibbon Album (For B.O.)

3. Chloe And The Pirates

4. 1983

Karl Jenkins – oboe, baritone sax, soprano sax, keyboards, electric piano

Mike Ratledge – organ, electric piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

John Marshall – drums

released on ‘Six’ Album (CBS 1973 – Columbia/One Way CD)

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Hugh in the studio 1972 (from Six booklet)

29/12/1972, Soft Machine, BBC, TV Full House recording

tracks unknown

Karl Jenkins – oboe, baritone sax, soprano sax, keyboards, electric piano

Mike Ratledge – organ, electric piano

Hugh Hopper – bass

John Marshall – drums

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