Here's one that has been doing the rounds for a while. Known as "Colours of the Day", it features a live concert at Driebergen, Holland, broadcast by VPRO on 30 July 1970. This ROIO also comes with extra tracks recorded elsewhere, but what's on offer here is the Driebergen concert and nothing but.
This band was a strange creature and perhaps too strange to last for very long. It mixes Kevin Yyers' very English pop songs with an instrumental crew better known for long improvisational workouts. Lol Coxhill was to continue as a jazz improviser, Mike Oldfield to strike gold against all odds with "Tubular Bells", David Bedford to become a contemporary music composer and Robert Wyatt to continue drumming with Soft Machine and Matching Mole until an accident left him unable to go on drumming, launching a new career as a singer, composer and player up to the present day. And Kevin Ayers made a bundle of albums until his semi-permanent retreat in Ibiza, but has resurfaced recently with a new solo album.
The tunes are mostly from the first two Kevin Ayers solo albums with a couple of Soft Machine standards thrown in for good measure, as a launching pad for extended improvisation. A motley bunch of characters, to say the least. And Lol gets to do a little bit of crooning towards the end, said tune resurfacing on his first solo album (which we perhaps ought to post here).
Driebergen, Holland, July 30, 1970FM broadcast - (53'22")
01 - The oyster and the flying fish
02 - Lady Rachel
03 - We did it again
04 - Hat song
05 - Clarence in Wonderland
06 - Colores para Dolores
07 - Why are we sleeping?
and Bridget St. John on track 1
A jolly good time was had by all!