Boomkat Product Review:
On this live album, Wyatt's band consists of a great many of the musicians who contributed to his first post-Soft Machine solo album Rock Bottom (also recorded in 1974), including Fred Frith, Ivor Cutler, Mike Oldfield and Nick Mason. Much of the music here was lifted from the Rock Bottom LP, and for the most part it's all captured with a remarkable clarity, although Wyatt's rendition of 'I'm A Believer' (which charted at number one upon its release after Rock Bottom) gets a little bit lost in the mush. John Peel acts as compere for the night, providing a warm and wry introduction to the set, only adding to the sense of occasion. Highly recommended.