Monday, September 7, 2009
Soft Machine remastered
Before you spend all your money on the two new Beatles boxes, make sure you can afford the remastered versions of "Soft Machine" (1967) and "Volume 2" (1968) on Polydor. The band is Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers and Mike Ratledge on the first album, while Hugh Hopper enters instead of Kevin Ayers on "Volume 2". The first album even got the single "Love makes sweet music"/ "Feelin´Reelin´Sqeelin´" (1967) as bonus tracks.
I have to admit that I only had vinyl versions of these albums, before I bought the remasters, so I can´t tell you if some previous CDs have been far from good enough (and I´m not a sound freak either), but the new ones are great! Lots of classic Wyatt vocals and all the reasons in the world to buy them.