Great archival concert from the "classic" quartet of Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt & Dean. They played two long unbroken sets into which they weave familiar pieces from "Third" a.o. and totally amaze even the most rabid fan! The sound quality is stellar and the performances awe-inspiring. What more needs to be said? If you are a Soft Machine fan this is a complete no-brainer.
If you are not a fan this release will make you one if you like adventurous jazz-inflected progressive music. The package also comes with a CD-Rom disc (making it a 3 CD set) of extensive history, liner notes, photos and perspectives. Totally essential in every way! Another fine Reel Recordings production.