Filmed in 1967. Broadcast via Ce Soir On Danse, TV France–August 25, 1968. Robert Wyatt, Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers.
“The missing links in my life’s work, no less!” – Robert Wyatt
How’s that for an endorsement? Though two of the tracks were later re-recorded by the group (appearing on Soft Machine’s second and third albums), Wyatt’s original renderings provide much more than a cursory, academic glimpse into the nascent material. Loose, intimate and inspired, these nearly forgotten demos document the young artist’s muse in motion during an ascendant period of Soft Machine’s creative trajectory.