First Volume of Unreleased Hugh Hopper Recordings Now Available

First Volume of Unreleased Hugh Hopper Recordings Now Available

Hugh Hopper and Soft Machine fans worldwide are rejoicing to the news of the pending release of HUGH HOPPER - DEDICATED TO HUGH, a 10-CD Archival Celebration of the music of bass guitarist, composer, Hugh Hopper comprised of previously unreleased Hi-Fidelity recordings. Compiled by Michael King, a Canadian Hugh Hopper Scholar, the CDs will be released individually, beginning with Volume One, entitled 'Memories'.

This ten part series is to compliment a heretofore large body of work (over sixty titles) by presenting previously unreleased concert and studio recordings, with a focus on Hugh's compositions as performed by groups under his leadership. All proceeds are to benefit Hugh's Hopper's family.

Volume 1 - Memories Hugh introduces a selection of rare tracks from across his career
Volume 2 - Frangloband Live at Triton Club, Paris 2004
Volume 3 - North & South co-credited with Scottish drummer Mike Travis (Gilgamesh) Live in Aberdeen 1995
Volume 4 - Four by Hugh by Four One-off quartet live at Bimhuis, Amsterdam, 2000
Volume 5 - Heart to Heart Co-credited with guitarist Phil Miller (Hatfield/National Health/In Cahoots) Studio duet performance, Amsterdam, 2007
Volume 6 - Special Friends Rare concert recordings, 1992 through 1995, of Hugh's project with Phil Miller, Didier Malherbe (Gong), Pip Pyle & Elton Dean - a.k.a. Short Wave.
Volume 7 - Soft Boundaries Triton, Paris concert recordings with Elton Dean, Sophia Domanich & Simon Goubet 2005
Volume 8 - Bass On Top Improvised studio session with pianist Slava Ganelin & drummer Aahron Kaminsky, Israel 2007
Volume 9 - Anatomy of Facelift Five live performances of Hugh's signature composition, Facelift, as performed by Soft Machine, 1969 through 1971. Includes extracts from Lois Frith's University Thesis: Anatomy of Facelift
Volume 10 - Was A Friend Various rare tracks, including duets with drummers Chris Cutler (Henry Cow) & Seb Rockford and concluding with Hugh final musical performance: Was A Friend, performed by Denis Colin Trio, 2008

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