Mike Ratledge

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1971-2000


Oslo 1971

11/3/1971, Soft Machine, Paris Theatre, London, BBC In Concert recording


Cover of BBC Radio One Live in Concert CD

1. Blind Badger (Dean) - Elton Dean Quintet
2. Neo-Caliban Grides (Dean)
3. Out-Bloody-Rageous-Eamonn Andrews-All White-Kings And Queens (Ratledge/Hopper)
4. Teeth-Pigling Bland (Ratledge)
5. Noisette (Hopper)

1.
Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Mark Charig - cornet
Mike Ratledge - elc. piano, organ
Neville Whitehead - contrabass
Phil Howard - drums

2-5.
Mike Ratledge - elc. piano, organ
Hugh Hopper - bass
Robert Wyatt - drums
Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello, elc. piano

Plus on 2:
Phil Howard - drums

Plus on 4-5: The Heavy Friends
Mark Charig - cornet
Paul Niemann - trombone
Ronnie Scott - tenor sax
Roy Babbington - contrabass

Broadcast 26/03/1971

released as BBC Radio One Live In Concert (Windsong 03/1993 CD)


Cover of Virtually (Cuneiform)

23/3/1971, Soft Machine, Gondel Filmkunst Theater, Bremen, Germany

1. Facelift (Hopper)
2. Virtually (Hopper)
3. Slightly All The Time (Ratledge)
4. Fletcher's Blemish (Dean)
5. Neo-Caliban Grides (Dean)
6. Out-Bloody-Rageous (Ratledge)
7. Eamonn Andrews (Ratledge)
8. All White (Ratledge)
9. Kings & Queens (Hopper)
10. Teeth (Ratledge)
11. Pigling Bland (Ratledge)

Robert Wyatt - drums
Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano
Hugh Hopper - bass
Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello

released as Virtually (Cuneinform 1/1998 CD)

5/1971, Elton Dean, Advision Studios, London, sessions for "Elton Dean" LP

1. Ooglenovastrome
2. Something Passed Me By
3. Blind Badger
4. Neo-Caliban Grides
5. Part : The Last

Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello, electric piano
Mark Charig - cornet
Neville Whitehead - bass
Phil Howard - drums
Mike Ratledge - electric piano, organ
Roy Babbington - double bass

released as Elton Dean (CBS 1971 LP). The CD release (by Cuneiform on September 8th 1998) will be called Just Us


Mike end of 1971 (from "Wrong Movements")

1/6/1971, Soft Machine, Maida Vale, London, BBC Top Gear recording

1. Neo-Caliban Grides (Dean)
2. Dedicated To You, But You Weren't Listening (Hopper)
3. Eamonn Andrews/All White (Ratledge)

1 & 3.
Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano
Hugh Hopper - bass
Robert Wyatt - drums

2.
Robert Wyatt - voice, piano

Broadcast 26/06/1971

tracks 1 & 2 released on Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit 10/1990 LP/CD)

15/11/1971, Soft Machine, Maida Vale, London, BBC Top Gear recording

1. Drop
2. As If
3. Welcome to Frillsville

Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano
Hugh Hopper - bass
Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Phil Howard - drums

tracks 1-2 released on The Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit 10/1990 LP/CD)

16/11/1971, Soft Machine, BBC Sound of the Seventies Session

1. From A Work In Progress
2. As If/Pigling Bland
3. Neo-Caliban Grides
4. All White
5. Slightly All The Time

Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano
Hugh Hopper - bass
Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Phil Howard - drums

unreleased recording

22-24/11/1971, 7/12/1971, 21-25/2/1972, Soft Machine, Advision Studios, London, sessions for "5" LP

1. All White
2. Drop
3. MC
4. As If
5. LBO
6. Pigling Bland
7. Bone

Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello, electric piano
Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano
Hugh Hopper - bass
Phil Howard - drums on 1-3
John Marshall - drums on 4-7
Roy Babbington - double bass on 4-7

released as 5 (CBS 1972 LP - Columbia/One Way CD)


Cover of Live in France 2CD

2/5/1972, Soft Machine, Olympia, Paris, France

1. Plain Tiffs
2. All White
3. Slightly All The Time
4. Drop
5. M.C.
6. Out-Bloody-Rageous
7. Facelift
8. And Sevens
9. As If
10. L.B.O.
11. Pigling Bland
12. At Sixes

Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello, electric piano
Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano
Hugh Hopper - bass
John Marshall - drums

released as Live In France (One Way 1995 CD)

11/7/1972, Soft Machine, BBC Peel Session

1. Stumble/LBO/As If
2. Fanfare/All White/Me/Drop

Karl Jenkins - oboe, baritone sax, soprano sax, keyboards, electric piano
Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano
Hugh Hopper - bass
John Marshall - drums

unreleased recording

20/7/1972, Soft Machine, Paris Theatre London, BBC in Concert Recording

1. Fanfare
2. All White
3. Slightly All The Time
4. M.C.
5. Drop
6. Stumble
7. L.B.O.
8. As If
9. Riff

Karl Jenkins - oboe, baritone sax, soprano sax, keyboards, electric piano
Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano
Hugh Hopper - bass
John Marshall - drums

released as BBC Radio One Live In Concert (Windsong 1994 CD)

17/10/1972, Soft Machine, BBC Sound of the Seventies Recording

1. The Soft Weed Factor
2. Fanfare/All White/Between/Riff
3. Ceseureht/EPV/Stumble

Karl Jenkins - oboe, baritone sax, soprano sax, keyboards, electric piano
Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano
Hugh Hopper - bass
John Marshall - drums

unreleased recording

20/10/1972, Soft Machine, Dome, Brighton
11/11/1972, Soft Machine, Guildford

1. Fanfare
2. All White
3. Between
4. Riff
5. 37
6. Gesolreut
7. E.P.V.
8. Lefty
9. Stumble
10. 5 From 13 (For Phil Seamen With Love & Thanks)
11. Riff II

Karl Jenkins - oboe, baritone sax, soprano sax, keyboards, electric piano
Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano
Hugh Hopper - bass
John Marshall - drums

released on 'Six' Album (CBS 1973 LP - Columbia/One Way CD)

11-12/1972, Soft Machine, CBS Studio, London, sessions for "Six" LP

1. The Soft Weed Factor
2. Stanley Stamps Gibbon Album (For B.O.)
3. Chloe And The Pirates
4. 1983

Karl Jenkins - oboe, baritone sax, soprano sax, keyboards, electric piano
Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano
Hugh Hopper - bass
John Marshall - drums

released on 'Six' Album (CBS 1973 - Columbia/One Way CD)

29/12/1972, Soft Machine, BBC, TV Full House recording

tracks unknown

Karl Jenkins - oboe, baritone sax, soprano sax, keyboards, electric piano
Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano
Hugh Hopper - bass
John Marshall - drums

unreleased recording


Cover of Bananamour CD

12/1972 (?), Kevin Ayers, Abbey Road, sessions for "Bananamour" LP

1. Don't Let It Get You Down
2. Shouting In A Bucket Blues
3. When Your Parents Go To Sleep
4. Interview
5. Internotional Anthem
6. Decadence
7. Oh! Wot A Dream
8. Hymn
9. Beware Of The Dog

Kevin Ayers - guitar, vocals
Archie Leggett - bass, harmony vocals, lead vocal on 3
Eddie Sparrow - drums, percussion
Ronnie Price - piano
Doris Troy, Liza Strike, Barry St. John - backing vocals
Steve Hillage - lead guitar on 2
Mike Ratledge - organ on 4
Robert Wyatt - harmony vocals on 8
David Bedford - arrangements of 9
Howie Casey - tenor sax
Dave Caswell - trumpet
Lyle Jenkins - baritone sax
Tristram Fry - cymbal

released as Bananamour (Harvest 4/5/1973 LP - Beat Goes On CD)

11/4/1973, Kevin Ayers, BBC Session, Bob Harris Show

1. Interview
2. Oh, Wot A Dream

Kevin Ayers - vocals, guitar
Mike Ratledge - organ on 1
Archie Leggett - bass
Eddie Sparrow - drums

released on First Show In Appearance (Band Of Joy 1996 CD)


Mike from 1973 "Seven" LP insert

7/1973, Soft Machine, Columbia Studios, London, sessions for "Seven" LP

1. Nettle Bed
2. Carol Ann
3. Day's Eye
4. Bone Fire
5. Tarabos
6. D.I.S.
7. Snodland
8. Penny Hitch
9. Block
10. Down The Road
11. The German Lesson
12. The French Lesson

Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano, synthesizer
Karl Jenkins - oboe, baritone sax, soprano sax, recorder, electric piano
Roy Babbington - bass, double bass
John Marshall - drums, percussion

released as Seven (CBS 1973 LP - Columbia/One Way CD)

30/10/1973, Soft Machine, BBC, Peel Session

1. Stanley Stamp's Gibbon Album
2. Hazard Profile
3. Down The Road

Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano, synthesizer
Karl Jenkins - oboe, baritone sax, soprano sax, recorder, electric piano
Roy Babbington - bass, double bass
John Marshall - drums, percussion

unreleased recording

30/11/1973, Mike Oldfield, BBC TV Studios, Shepherds Bush (Second House BBC Performance).

1. Tubular Bells (Part 1)

John Field - flute
Fred Frith - bass, guitar
John Greaves - keyboards
Steve Hillage - guitar
Tim Hodgkinson - keyboards
Karl Jenkins - oboe
Geoff Leigh - flute
Pierre Moerlen - percussion
Mike Oldfield - bass, guitar
Terry Oldfield - flute
Mike Ratledge - keyboards
Mick Taylor - guitar
Ted Speight - guitar, bass
Tom Newman - voice
+ Choir

Released on Elements (Virgin 2004 DVD)


Cover of Ayers' Confessions of Dr. Dream

Sometime in 1974 (?), Kevin Ayers, Air and Ramport Studios, London, sessions for "The Confession Of Dr. Dream" LP

1. Day By Day
2. See You Later
3. Didn't Feel Lonely Till I Thought of You
4. Everybody's Sometime & Some People's All the Time Blues
5. It Begins With A Blessing/Once I Awakened/But It Ends With A Curse
6. Ballbearing Blues
7. The Confessions Of Dr. Dream including:
a. Irreversible Neural Damage
b. Invitation
c. The One Change Dance
d. Dr. Dream Theme
8. Two Goes Into Four

Kevin Ayers - vocals, guitar
Mark Warner, Sam Mitchell, Ollie Halsall, Mike Oldfield, Cal Batchelor - guitar
John G Perry, John Gustafson, Trevor Jones - bass
Rupert Hine, Henry Crallan, Mike Moran, Steve Nye - keyboards
Lol Coxhill - sax
Nico - vocals
Doris Troy, Rosetta Hightower, Joanne Williams, Sean Milligan, The Hulloo Choir - backing vocals
Mike Giles - drums
The G'Deevy Ensemble, Ray Cooper - percussion
Mike Ratledge - organ on 7d
Geoff Richardson - violin

released as The Confessions Of Dr. Dream And Other Stories (Island 5/1974 LP - Beat Goes On CD)


Soft Machine in 1974 (ltr. Karl Jenkins, Allan Holdsworth, Mike, Roy Babbington, John Marshall).
From Bundles insert.

7/1974, Soft Machine, sessions for "Bundles" LP

1. Hazard Profile parts 1-5
2. Gone Sailing
3. Bundles
4. Land Of The Bag Snake
5. Peff
6. Four Gongs Two Drums
7. The Floating World

Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano, synthesizer
Karl Jenkins - oboe, piano, soprano sax, electric piano
Allan Holdsworth - guitar
Roy Babbington - bass
John Marshall - drums, percussion
Ray Warleigh - flutes on 7

released as Bundles (Harvest 1975 LP - See For Miles/One Way CD)

3/1976, Soft Machine, Abbey Road Studios, London, sessions for "Softs" LP

1. Aubade
2. The Tale Of Taliesin
3. Ban Ban Caliban
4. Song Of Aeolus
5. Out Of Season
6. Second Bundle
7. Kayoo
8. The Camdem Tandem
9. Nexus
10. One Over The Eight
11. Etika

Karl Jenkins - piano, electric piano, synthesizer
Alan Wakeman - soprano sax, tenor sax
John Etheridge - guitar
Roy Babbington - bass
John Marshall - drums, percussion
Mike Ratledge - synthesizer

released as Softs (Harvest 1976 LP - See For Miles/One Way CD)

Sometime early 1977, David Bedford, Worcester Cathedral & Workhouse Studio, sessions for "Instructions For Angels" LP

1. Theme
1.Variation 1: Wanderers of the Pale Wood, Part 1
2. Variation 2: Wanderers of the Pale Wood, Part 2
3. Variation 3: The Dazzling Burden
4. Variation 4: Be Music, Night
5. Variation 5: First Came The Lion Rider
6. Variation 6: Instructions for Angels
7. Finale: The Valley-Sleeper, The Children, The Snakes And The Giant

David Bedford - keyboards, piano, percussion
Mike Oldfield - guitar
Mike Ratledge - synthesizer on 5
Jeff Bryant - horn
Mick Baines - horn
Robin Davies - horn
Jim Douglas - oboe
Sophie Dickson - vocals
Diana Coulson - vocals
Jennifer Angel - flute
Julia Fogel - flute
Celia Hutchinson - flute
Mary Rose Lillingston - flute
Fiona Lofts - flute

released as Instructions For Angels (Virgin 1977 LP - Voiceprint CD)

4/1978, Planet Earth, sessions for "Planet Earth" LP

1. Rocket Man
2. Spaceboogie
3. Across the Universe
4. Telstar
5. Doctor Who
6. You Are My Starship
7. My Galactic Hero
8. Andromeda

Ron Aspery - sax
Colin Green - guitar
Kevin Peek - guitar
Karl Jenkins - keyboards
Mike Ratledge - keyboards
Trevor Barton - keyboards
Billy Kristian - bass
Barry Morgan - drums
Tristan Fry - percussion

released as Planet Earth (Pye 1978 LP)

Sometime in 1978, David Bedford, Henry Wood Hall & Basing Street Studios, London, sessions for "Star Clusters Nebulae & Places In Devon / The Song Of The White Horse" LP (?)

1. Star Lusters, Nebulae & Places in Devon
2. The Song of the White Horse

David Bedford - keyboard
Mike Ratledge - keyboard
London Philarmonic Orchestra
Queen's College Choir

released as Star Clusters Nebulae & Places In Devon / The Song Of The White Horse (Oldfield Records 1983 LP)

Sometime in 1979 (?), Rubba, sessions for "Push Button'" LP

track titles unknown

Karl Jenkins - synthesizer
Mike Ratledge - synthesizer

released as Push Button (Music De Wolfe 1979 LP?)

Sometime in 1980, Rollercoaster, Pye Studios, London, sessions for "Wonderin'" LP

1. I wish (Stevie Wonder)
2. Reggae woman (Stevie Wonder)
3. Higher ground (Stevie Wonder)
4. Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
5. Mr. W. (Karl Jenkins)
6. Living for the city (Stevie Wonder)

Ray Warleigh - alto sax
Dick Morrisey - tenor sax
Derek Watkins - trumpet
Chris Pyne - trombone
Alan Parker - guitar
Karl Jenkins - synthesizer
Mike Ratledge - synthesizer
Mike Pyne - piano
Ron Matthewson - bass
Barry Morgan - drums

released as Wonderin'(Castle/Calibre 1980 LP)

Sometimes in the late 80s, Jenkins/Ratledge, sessions for commercials

1. Island Universe
2. Polar Aspect
3. Sci-Fly
4. Orb of Day
5. Holiday Rag
6. Mango Tango
7. Hoogie Boogie Blues
8. Roll It
9. Skyscape
10. Galactic Wheel
11. Breakthrough Buzz
12. Night of the Wolf
13. Willie Wedge
14. Captain Groover
15. Hot Butter
16. Fine Bunch
17. Morning Room
18. Afternoon Tea
19. Final Touch
20. Proposal
21. Lydia
22. Night Train to Trieste
23. Amourette
24. Silver Shadow
25. Flageolet Fancy
26. Bobby Dazzler
27. Bubble and Bounce
28. Reggie's Reggae
29. Fantrill
30. Hot Flash
31. Global Report
32. Day Despatch
33. Rose Garden
34. Landfall
35. Bali Bali
36. Meadow Day
37. To the Mark
38. Elastic Stretch
39. Agrophobia
40. Kix
41. Arena
42. Prelude Imperial
43. Expansion X
44. Corona Connection
45. Ripstitch Rhumba
46. Calypso Caper
47. Shufflin'
48. Swing Bin
49. Lunar Vantage
50. Megabyte
51. Arctic Flow
52. Red Shift
53. Honey Pot
54. Grand Funk City
55. Grunt
56. Cocktail Lounge
57.Country Mellow
58.Little Mike's Bar
59.Sasha
60. Orange Voyage
61. Star Orbit
62. Star Ray
63. Daisy
64. Slapstix
65. Six Gun
66. Rustic Gave Up
67. Jonah
68. 24th Precinct
69. Hazard Patrol
70. Get It On
71. Firebird
72. Trans-Europe Express
73. Red Roses
74. Early Days
75. Home Ways
76. White Lady
77. Left Back
78. Beechers Brook
79. Trigger Trot
80. Buggy Bounce

Karl Jenkins - keyboards (?)
Mike Ratledge - keyboards (?)

released as Cuts for Commercials Vol. 3 (De Wolfe Records 1989 CD)


Adiemus 1995 (ltr. Karl Jenkins, Mike,
Miriam Stockley). Source unknown

Sometime in 1995 (?), Adiemus, Angel Studios, Islington, London, sessions for "Songs Of Sanctuary" CD

1. Adiemus
2. Tintinnabulum
3. Cantus Inaequalis
4. Cantus Insolitus
5. In Caelum Fero
6. Cantus Iteratus
7. Amate Adea
8. Kayama
9. Hymn

Karl Jenkins - conductor
Mike Ratledge - percussion programming
Miriam Stockley - vocals
Mary Carewe - vocals
Frank Ricotti - percussion
Jody Barratt Jenkins - percussion
Mike Taylor - quena
Pamela Thorby - recorder
The London Philharmonic Orchestra

released as Songs Of Sanctuary (Virgin 10/10/1995 CD)


Adiemus 1995 (ltr. Karl Jenkins, Miriam Stockley) and Mike.
Source unknown

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