By public demand! First time on CD for the original mix of the album that launched a thousand careers, inspired the establishment of a number of international record companies, and built many reputations. This was the first time together on record for Fred Frith, Tim Hodgkinson, Chris Cutler, John Greaves and Geoff Leigh. An extension and fusion of the key influences of Soft Machine and Frank Zappa, the album is packed full of extraordinary tunes, complex but never pompous arrangements, and great improvisations. It defines a whole new world of European music. Those disappointed by the remixed version which originally appeared on CD will be delighted to hear the album in its original form. Repackaged with contemporary pictures and documentation. Indispensible really.