The Soft Machine* ‎– Volume Two

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Probe ‎– CPLP 4505, Probe ‎– CPLP 4505 S, Probe ‎– CPLP-4505-S
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
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Tracklist

Rivmic Melodies 17:06
A1 Pataphysical Introduction - Pt. I 1:00
A2 A Concise British Alphabet - Pt. I 0:10
A3 Hibou, Anemone And Bear 5:58
A4 A Concise British Alphabet - Pt. II 0:12
A5 Hulloder 0:52
A6 Dada Was Here 3:25
A7 Thank You Pierrot Lunaire 0:47
A8 Have You Ever Bean Green? 1:23
A9 Pataphysical Introduction - Pt. II 0:50
A10 Out Of Tunes 2:30
Esther's Nose Job 16:13
B1 As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still 2:30
B2 Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening 2:30
B3 Fire Engine Passing With Bells Clanging 1:50
B4 Pig 2:07
B5 Orange Skin Food 1:52
B6 A Door Opens And Closes 1:09
B7 10:30 Returns To The Bedroom 4:14

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© copyright MCMLXIX Grand Award Records Co., Inc.
Mfg. by Grand Award Records Co., Inc.
Made in USA.

Released in a gatefold cover.
First cat. no. on cover, second on spine and inside the gatefold, third on label.

Time side I: 17:06.
Time side II: 16:13.
Total album time: 33:19.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A-side, etching, variant 1): CPLP 4505 A 2-LW SS LH
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B-side, etching, variant 1): CPLP 4505 B 2-LW SS LH TSM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A-side, etching, variant 2): CPLP 4505 A 2-LW LW SS LH
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B-side, etching, variant 2): CPLP 4505 B 2-LW LW SS LH

Other Versions (5 of 19) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SC 6306 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sundazed Music SC 6306 US 2012 Sell This Version
ORL 8663 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, RE) MCA Coral ORL 8663 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
921 019 Soft Machine Vol 2(LP, Album) Barclay 921 019 France 1969 Sell This Version
CPLP 4505-S, CPLP 4505 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Scorpio Music, Probe CPLP 4505-S, CPLP 4505 US Unknown Sell This Version
532 050-6 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(CD, Album, RE, RM) Polydor, Universal UMC 532 050-6 UK 2009 Sell This Version

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P_Hangman

P_Hangman

January 31, 2013

From the jazzy and melodic first Suite of this marvelous release to the more complex side two, the second studio Album from the Soft Machine is nothing but pure imagination. With only four credited musicians, the group was capable to create a colourful Rock-Opera-like song in the long "Rivmic Melodies", fusing a great variety of moods almost perfectly. "As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still" is more hard rock influenced; a tribute to the ex-bandmate Roy Ayers; followed by the sweet -and often weird- ballad "Dedicated To You", with Wyatt singing smoothly. The "Esther's Nose Job" is the opposite to the First half of the music: a Psychedelic Rock suite with a little of Avant-Garde, but with the same energy.

A rewarding listen from almost every point of view, this Album just shows an intermediary between the Rock-Pop fusion in the debut album of the group and the Jazz-Rock showed later. A fan of both musical genres will be pleased!