For much of the Seventies, Soft Machine (perhaps the UK’s homegrown version of Weather Report) were the standard against which all jazz-rock fusions had to be measured. These albums feature the classic line-up of Mike Ratledge (keyboards), along with Hugh Hopper, Karl Jenkins and John Marshall (bass, reeds, drums).
"Six" (February 1973) and "Seven" (October 1973) were the group’s last two albums for CBS, before signing to Harvest and founder Ratledge’s departure. "Six" was originally a double LP, with one LP featuring new material recorded live at The Dome, Brighton, and The Civic Hall, Guildford, and the other LP containing four new studio cuts. The all-studio "Seven", making its debut on CD, features twelve studio cuts.
Handsomely packaged with a sleevenote, this package is an overdue addition to the Soft Machine racks.