Though known as one of the top Canterbury bands, Soft Machine were, by this time, more focused in the jazz-rock and fusion side of their wide musicality. And the band was fully matured and conscientious of their musical scope and individual ability to play tight pieces with the same ease they would improvise and still things would come out looking like exhaustively rehearsed….like few bands are able to achieve.
Though all members are in full form and have great performances here, no doubt that this is a Holdsworth driven live set, as he really stands out with a stellar playing that is only achievable by the true pre-destined.
Fans of Soft Machine, Allan Holdsworth, Guitar virtuoso playing, Fusion and great improvising jazz-rock all must get their hands in this album. You won’t be disappointed. Even if this is really not my specialty area, I can easily notice the quality of this live act, and assure most accurate listeners about its interest!