Soft Machine ‎– Triple Echo

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Harvest ‎– SHTW 800, Harvest ‎– OC 153-99 090/1/2
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3 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Stereo, Mono
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A1 Love Makes Sweet Music
Bass – Daevid AllenDrums, Vocals – Robert WyattGuitar – Kevin AyersOrgan – Mike RatledgeProducer – Chas ChandlerWritten-By – Ayers*
2:27
A2 Feelin' Reelin' Squeelin'
Bass, Vocals – Kevin AyersDrums, Vocals – Robert WyattGuitar, Whistle, Backing Vocals – Daevid AllenPiano, Organ – Mike RatledgeProducer – Kim FowleyWritten-By – Ayers*
2:50
A3 Memories
Bass – Kevin AyersDrums, Vocals – Robert WyattGuitar – Daevid AllenOrgan – Mike RatledgeProducer – Giorgio GomelskyWritten-By – Hopper*
2:58
A4 She's Gone
Bass – Kevin AyersDrums, Vocals – Robert WyattGuitar – Daevid AllenPiano, Organ – Mike RatledgeProducer – Gomelsky*, Joe BoydVoice [Barely Audible Aphorism] – William Burroughs*Written-By – Ayers*
2:29
A5 Why Am I So Short? / So Boot If At All / A Certain Kind
Bass, Piano [On 'So Boot If At All'] – Kevin AyersDrums, Vocals – Robert WyattOrgan – Mike RatledgeProducer – Chas Chandler, Tom Wilson (2)Written-By [So Boot If At All] – Ayers*, Ratledge*Written-By [Why Am I So Short? / A Certain Kind] – Hopper*Written-By [Why Am I So Short? / So Boot If At All] – Wyatt*
13:13
B1 We Did It Again / Plus Belle Qu'une Poubelle / Why Are We Sleeping?
Backing Vocals [Why Are We Sleeping?] – Cake*Bass, Vocals – Kevin AyersDrums, Backing Vocals – Robert WyattOrgan – Mike RatledgeProducer – Chas Chandler, Tom Wilson (2)Written-By – Ayers*Written-By [Why Are We Sleeping?] – Ratledge*, Wyatt*
10:32
B2 A Concise British Alphabet - Part 2 / Hullo Der / Dada Was Here / Thank You Pierrot Lunaire / Have You Ever Been Grean? / Pataphysical Introduction - Part 2
Bass – Hugh HopperDrums, Vocals – Robert WyattPiano, Organ – Mike RatledgeProducer – Soft MachineSaxophone – Brian HopperWritten-By – Wyatt*Written-By [A Concise British Alphabet - Part 2 / Hullo Der / Dada Was Here / Thank You Pierrot Lunaire / Have You Ever Been Grean?] – Hopper*
7:33
B3 As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still
Bass – Hugh HopperDrums, Vocals – Robert WyattPiano, Organ – Mike RatledgeProducer – Soft MachineWritten-By – Ratledge*, Wyatt*
2:34
B4 Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening
Acoustic Guitar – Hugh HopperHarpsichord – Mike RatledgeProducer – Soft MachineVocals – Robert WyattWritten-By – Hopper*
2:33
C1 The Moon In June
Bass – Hugh HopperDrums, Vocals – Robert WyattPiano, Organ – Mike RatledgeProducer – John WaltersWritten-By – Wyatt*
13:00
C2 Esther's Nose Job
Alto Saxophone – Elton DeanBass – Hugh HopperCornet – Mark Charig*Drums, Vocals – Robert WyattOrgan, Electric Piano – Mike RatledgeProducer – John WaltersSoprano Saxophone – Lyn DobsonTrombone – Nick EvansWritten-By – Ratledge*
11:57
D1 Mousetrap / Noisette / Backwards / Mousetrap Reprise
Alto Saxophone – Elton DeanBass – Hugh HopperCornet – Mark Charig*Drums – Robert WyattOrgan, Electric Piano – Mike RatledgeProducer – John WaltersSoprano Saxophone – Lyn DobsonTrombone – Nick EvansWritten-By [Backwards] – Ratledge*Written-By [Mousetrap / Noisette / Mousetrap Reprise] – Hopper*
8:46
D2 Slightly All The Time / Out Bloody Rageous / Eamonn Andrews
Alto Saxophone – Elton DeanBass – Hugh HopperDrums – Robert WyattOrgan, Electric Piano – Mike RatledgeProducer – John WaltersWritten-By – Ratledge*
15:19
E1 Teeth
Alto Saxophone – Elton DeanBass – Hugh HopperCornet – Mark Charig*Double Bass – Roy BabbingtonDrums – Robert WyattElectric Piano, Organ – Mike RatledgeExecutive-Producer – Sean MurphyProducer – Soft MachineTenor Saxophone – Alan SkidmoreTrombone – Nick EvansWritten-By – Ratledge*
9:13
E2 Kings And Queens
Bass – Hugh HopperCornet – Mark Charig*Drums – Robert WyattElectric Piano – Mike RatledgeExecutive-Producer – Sean MurphyFlute [Alto] – Jimmy HastingsProducer – Soft MachineSaxello – Elton DeanTrombone – Nick EvansWritten-By – Hopper*
5:01
E3 All White
Bass – Hugh HopperDrums – Phil HowardElectric Piano – Mike RatledgeExecutive-Producer – Sean MurphyProducer – Soft MachineSaxello – Elton DeanWritten-By – Ratledge*
6:05
E4 Bone
Bass, Pipe [Whirling Pipe] – Hugh HopperExecutive-Producer – Sean MurphyOrgan – Mike RatledgePercussion – John MarshallProducer – Soft MachineRecorder – Elton DeanWritten-By – Dean*
3:28
F1 Stanley Stamps Gibbon Album
Bass – Hugh HopperDrums – John MarshallExecutive Producer – Sean MurphyPiano – Karl JenkinsPiano, Organ – Mike RatledgeProducer – Soft MachineWritten-By – Ratledge*
5:55
F2 Carol Ann
Bass – Roy BabbingtonElectric Piano – Karl JenkinsExecutive-Producer – Sean MurphyProducer – Soft MachineSynthesizer – Mike RatledgeWritten-By – Jenkins*
3:46
F3 Hazard Profile - Part 1
Bass – Roy BabbingtonDrums – John MarshallExecutive-Producer – Sean MurphyGuitar – Allan HoldsworthOrgan – Mike RatledgeProducer – Soft MachineSoprano Saxophone, Electric Piano – Karl JenkinsWritten-By – Jenkins*
9:16
F4 The Tale Of Taliesin
Bass – Roy BabbingtonDrums – John MarshallExecutive-Producer – Sean MurphyGuitar – John EtheridgePiano, Synthesizer [String] – Karl JenkinsProducer – Soft MachineWritten-By – Jenkins*
7:14

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Credits

  • Lacquer Cut ByNICK W*
  • Research, Compiled By, Liner NotesAl Clark

Notes

Released in a laminated card box with closing flaps on two sides.
Each disc is housed in an individually printed card inner sleeve.
Comes with a 12x12" 8-page booklet of credits, Pete Frame's family tree and photos.

Compilation of the first 10 years of the group.

Track A1 recorded January 1967 at Advision; released as a single 17/2/67. ℗ 1967 Polydor Records Ltd.
Track A2 recorded January 1967 at CBS; released as 'B' side of 'Love Makes Sweet Music' 17/2/67. ℗ 1967 Polydor Records Ltd.

Track A3 recorded April 1967 at De Lane Lea; one of numerous demos recorded at this time. Subsequently turned up five years later on 'Rock Generation Vol.8' (French LP). ℗ 1977 Soft Machine Music Ltd.

Track A4 recorded June 1967 at Sound Techniques. Intended as a single but never released. Demo version, produced by Gomelsky, appears on same LP as 'Memories'. ℗ 1977 Soft Machine Music Ltd.
[Note : this version, produced by Joe Boyd, remained exclusive to this release for years. It was re-released only in 2006 on the Joe Boyd tribute compilation White Bicycles - Making Music In The 1960s]

Tracks A5 & B1 recorded April 1968 at The Record Plant, New York; released December 1968 on LP 'The Soft Machine' (Probe CPLP 4500). ℗ 1968 ABC Records Ltd./Soft Machine Music Ltd.

Tracks B2, B3 & B4 recorded February 1969 at Olympic; released April 1969 on LP 'Volume Two' (Probe SPB 1002). ℗ 1969 ABC Records Ltd./Soft Machine Music Ltd.

Track C1 recorded June 10th 1969 at BBC Maida Vale Studio 4; transmitted 21/6/69 on programme 'Top Gear'. An entirely different version to the one which appeared a year later on the LP 'Third'. Much of the lyric was written especially for this recording. ℗ 1977 Soft Machine Music Ltd.

Track C2 recorded November 10th 1969 at BBC Playhouse Theatre; transmitted 29/11/69 on programme 'Top Gear'. This and the four tracks in D1 are the only recordings made by the ambitious but short-lived seven-piece line-up. ℗ 1977 Soft Machine Music Ltd.

Track D1 recorded November 10th 1969 at BBC Playhouse Theatre; transmitted 29/11/69 on programme 'Top Gear'. Different versions of 'Noisette' and 'Backwards' - which concludes 'Slightly All The Time' - can be found on the LP 'Third', 'Mousetrap' has never appeared before on record. ℗ 1977 Soft Machine Music Ltd.

Track D2 recorded May 4th 1970 at BBC Maida Vale Studio 4; transmitted 16/5/70 on programme 'Top Gear'. Highly extended versions of 'Slightly All The Time' and 'Out Bloody Rageous' can be found on the LP 'Third'. 'Eamonn Andrews' can't be found anywhere else. Release date of 'Third' (CBS 66246): 6/6/70. ℗ 1977 Soft Machine Music Ltd.

[Note : previously unreleased at the time of this release, these BBC recordings C1, C2, D1 & D2, would be re-issued later on dedicated BBC sessions' albums like The Peel Sessions (1990) or BBC Radio 1967 - 1971 (2003)]

Tracks E1 & E2 recorded November 1970 at Olympic; released 28/2/71 on LP 'Fourth' (CBS 64280). ℗ 1971 CBS Records Ltd.

Track E3 recorded November 1971 & track E4 recorded February 1972 at Advision; released 23/6/72 on LP 'Fifth' (CBS 64806). ℗ 1972 CBS Records Ltd.

Track F1 recorded November 1972 at CBS; released 2/2/73 on LP 'Six' (CBS 68214). ℗ 1973 CBS Records Ltd.

Track F2 recorded July 1973 at CBS; released 5/10/73 on LP 'Seven' (CBS 65799). ℗ 1973 CBS Records Ltd.

Track F3 recorded July 1974 at CBS; released 4/4/75 on LP 'Bundles' (Harvest SHSP 4044). ℗ 1975 Soft Machine Music Ltd.

Track F4 recorded March 1976 at Abbey Road; released 25/6/76 on LP 'Softs' (Harvest SHSP 4056). ℗ 1976 Soft Machine Music Ltd.

Tracks A1 to A4, C1 to D2 are recorded mono only.

Made and printed in Great Britain.

Mastering credit derived from matrix etching.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Cat# disc 1): SHTW 8001
  • Other (Cat# disc 2): SHTW 8002
  • Other (Cat# disc 3): SHTW 8003
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): SHTW.8001A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): SHTW.8001B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side C): SHTW.8002A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side D): SHTW.8002B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side E): SHTW.8003A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side F): SHTW.8003B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Stamped): SHTW.8001 A-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Stamped): SHTW.8001 B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Etched): NICK W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C - Stamped): SHTW.8002 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D - Stamped): SHTW.8002 B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E - Stamped): SHTW.8003 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F - Stamped): SHTW.8003 B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F - Etched): NICK W

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TC2-SHTW 80001, TC2-SHTW 80002, OC 453-99 090-2 Soft Machine Triple Echo(2xCass, Comp) Harvest, Harvest, Harvest TC2-SHTW 80001, TC2-SHTW 80002, OC 453-99 090-2 UK 1977 Sell This Version

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