I am so glad I am listening to the 40th anniversary of this album today, why listen to Nine Feet Underground when you can listen to the Alternate stereo mix of Nine Feet Underground. Maybe my new book will be called, 1001 Alternate Mixes to Hear Before You Die, a surefire hit?
I am a closet fan of Nine Feet Underground, if you look beyond the Jazz Prog pretensions you can hear all sorts of good stuff. I am sure at least two of The Stranglers listened to this before they recorded Down in the Sewer on the first album.
An aside; How many prog rockers does it take to change a light bulb? Two, one to change the light bulb, the other to write a five movement, double disc album called, Light bulbs at the Edge of Dawn.