The Soft Machine* ‎– Volume Two

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Tracklist

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

Versions (30)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CPLP 4505, CPLP 4505 S, CPLP-4505-S The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, Gat) Probe, ABC Records, Command CPLP 4505, CPLP 4505 S, CPLP-4505-S US 1969 Sell This Version
921 019, 0921 019, 0921019 The Soft Machine* Vol 2(LP, Album) Barclay, Barclay, Barclay 921 019, 0921 019, 0921019 France 1969 Sell This Version
921 019, 0921 019, 0921019 Soft Machine Vol 2(LP, Album) Barclay, Barclay, Barclay 921 019, 0921 019, 0921019 France 1969 Sell This Version
SPB 1002, 1E 062 ◦ 90416 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album) Probe, Probe SPB 1002, 1E 062 ◦ 90416 UK 1969 Sell This Version
CPLP 4505, CPLP 4505 S The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, Gat) Command, Probe, ABC Records CPLP 4505, CPLP 4505 S Canada 1969 Sell This Version
CPLP 4505, CPLP 4505 S The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, Gat) Probe, ABC Records CPLP 4505, CPLP 4505 S US 1969 Sell This Version
CPLP 4505, CPLP 4505 S, CPLP-4505-S The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, Gat) Probe, ABC Records, Command CPLP 4505, CPLP 4505 S, CPLP-4505-S US 1969 Sell This Version
SPB 1002, 1E 062 ○ 90416 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, Pin) Probe, Probe SPB 1002, 1E 062 ○ 90416 UK 1969 Sell This Version
CPLP 4505 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, RE) Command, Probe CPLP 4505 US 1969 Sell This Version
921 019 Soft Machine Vol 2(LP, Album, RE) Barclay 921 019 France 1971 Sell This Version
28601 XAT The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, RE, Ari) ABC Records 28601 XAT Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
28601 XAT The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, RE, Eur) ABC Records 28601 XAT Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
RB 159 The Soft Machine* Vol. 2(LP, Album, RE) Record Bazaar RB 159 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
WIKC 58 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(Cass) Big Beat Records WIKC 58 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
WIKA 58 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, RE) Big Beat Records WIKA 58 UK 1987 Sell This Version
WIKA 58 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, RE) Big Beat Records WIKA 58 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
MCAD-22065 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(CD, Album, RE) One Way Records (6) MCAD-22065 US 1990 Sell This Version
water196, B0008536-02 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(CD, Album, RE) Water, Universal Music Special Markets water196, B0008536-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
none The Soft Machine* Volume Two(17xFile, MP3, Album, RE, VBR) UMC none UK 2009
532 050-6 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(CD, Album, RE, RM) Polydor, Universal UMC 532 050-6 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
532 050-6 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Polydor (2), Universal UMC (2) 532 050-6 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
TPT 234 Soft Machine Volume Two(LP, Album, Gat) Tapestry Records TPT 234 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
LP 5342 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, RE) Sundazed Music, Universal Music Special Markets, Probe LP 5342 US 2010 Sell This Version
SC 6306 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sundazed Music, Universal Music Special Markets SC 6306 US 2012 Sell This Version
LP 5342 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, RE, Cle) Sundazed Music, Universal Music Special Markets, Probe LP 5342 US 2019 Sell This Version
532 050-6 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(CD, Album, RE, RM, Son) Polydor, Universal UMC 532 050-6 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ABCL 5004 Soft Machine Volume Two(LP) ABC Records ABCL 5004 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CPLP 4505-S, CPLP 4505 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, RE) Probe, Probe CPLP 4505-S, CPLP 4505 US Unknown Sell This Version
CPLP 4505 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, RE) Probe, ABC Records CPLP 4505 US Unknown Sell This Version
ORL 8663 The Soft Machine* Volume Two(LP, Album, RE) MCA Coral ORL 8663 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

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daveaardvark

daveaardvark

March 11, 2020
referencing Volume Two, LP, Album, Gat, TPT 234
I'd be wary of buying this pressing unless you can listen to it first - the copy I got is a really substandard pressing - excessive crackling, worse quality than dodgy Jamaican bootlegs.
Spaceman45

Spaceman45

February 21, 2019
referencing Volume Two, LP, Album, RE, LP 5342
Ordered two copies. Both arrived really badly warped. Very disappointing as I usually rate Sundazed? Won’t risk it again and sent both back.
KathedraleSound

KathedraleSound

February 19, 2019
referencing Volume Two, LP, Album, RE, LP 5342
Mine doesn't seem noisy but, wow, the warping is bad. It doesn't seem to affect playback but it's disappointing for sure.
pingeppo

pingeppo

February 2, 2019
referencing Volume Two, LP, Album, RE, LP 5342
I had problems with two sealed copies, both undulating and very noisy. I kept one but I had to spend money to smooth it and now I'll try to wash it. I hope I can improve on listening, but I am very disappointed with this reprint.
Chrome_Era

Chrome_Era

September 25, 2018
referencing Volume Two, LP, Album, RE, LP 5342

Picked this up used several years ago, no warpage, and whatever noise there was from paper sleeve debris I was able to quiet down with a wet-cleaning. Highly recommend a good copy of this one if you can find it, it sounds quite good.
realism111

realism111

May 19, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Volume Two, LP, Album, RE, LP 5342
Careful with these reissues. Quality control is apparently out the window with a lot of these newer labels. Cutting corners is increasingly the norm. Went through two copies, both were warped. The transfer is noisy. First copy I picked up was a mess, immediately returned it. The right channel was blown out, played REALLY low. The record had lots of static and pops. Second copy not as bad and both channels good but by no means clean. This is a noisy pressing, most noticeable in quiet sections and between songs. Not a big deal on 40+ year old lp's but unacceptable on a factory sealed release. Both records played okay despite the heavy warping. Comes in a nice gate-fold package.

Shame, it's a massive album.
21stCenturySchizoid

21stCenturySchizoid

June 13, 2017
referencing Volume Two, LP, Album, SPB 1002, 1E 062 ◦ 90416
Does anybody know if this is a gatefold as the US release?