Cuneiform RUNE 170 Backwards


Soft machine

Elton Dean, alto saxophone, saxello (not track 6); Lyn Dobson, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone (tracks 4, 5); Hugh Hopper, electric bass; Mike Ratledge, organ, electric piano; Robert Wyatt, drums, vocals; Mark Charig, trumpet (tracks 4, 5).

  1. Facelift (18.49)
  2. Moon in June (07.38)
  3. Esther's nose job (12.55)
  4. Facelift (08.32)
  5. Moon in June demo (20.46)
Tracks 1-3 were recorded in late May 1970 in London; tracks 4-5 were recorded in late November 1969 in Paris; the first part of track 6 (all Robert Wyatt) was recorded in October/November 1968 in the USA and the second part was recorded in mid-1969 in England.

Front cover photograph (reproduced above) by Shep Shepherd; desing by Bill Ellsworth.


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