The Soft Machine* ‎– The Soft Machine

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First album ever was recorded at the legendary Record Plant, N.Y.C.
Engineered by the co-founder Gary Kellgren.

Tracklist

Hope For Happiness 4:20
Joy Of A Toy 2:49
Hope For Happiness (Reprise) 1:37
Why Am I So Short? 1:38
So Boot If At All 7:22
A Certain Kind 4:10
Save Yourself 2:25
Priscilla 1:05
Lullabye Letter 4:37
We Did It Again 3:46
Plus Belle Qu'une Poubelle 1:01
Why Are We Sleeping? 5:31
Box 25/4 Lid 0:47

Versions (28)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CPLP 4500, CPLP-4500 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album, Gat) Probe, Probe CPLP 4500, CPLP-4500 US 1968 Sell This Version
CPLP 4500 X The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album) Probe CPLP 4500 X US 1968 Sell This Version
920 082, 0920082, 0920 082 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album) Barclay, Barclay, Barclay 920 082, 0920082, 0920 082 France 1968 Sell This Version
CPLP 4500, CPLP-4500 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album, Gat) Probe, Probe CPLP 4500, CPLP-4500 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
CPLP 4500, CPLP-4500-S The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album, Gat) Probe, Probe CPLP 4500, CPLP-4500-S US 1968 Sell This Version
CPLP 4500 X The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album, Gat) Probe CPLP 4500 X US 1968 Sell This Version
CPLP 4500 X The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album, Uni) Probe CPLP 4500 X US 1968 Sell This Version
IPP-80899 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album) Probe IPP-80899 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
3C 154-50185 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album, Cen) Probe 3C 154-50185 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
RB 73 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine Vol.1(LP, Album, RE) Record Bazaar RB 73 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
27135 ET The Soft Machine* We Did It Again(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records 27135 ET UK & Europe 1976 Sell This Version
WIKA 57 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album, RE, RM) Big Beat Records WIKA 57 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
MCAD-22064 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(CD, Album, RE) One Way Records (6) MCAD-22064 US 1990 Sell This Version
UICY-9687 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Geffen Records, Probe UICY-9687 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
water195, B0008535-02 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(CD, Album, RE, RM) Water, Universal Music Special Markets water195, B0008535-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
TPT 226 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Tapestry Records TPT 226 Liechtenstein 2007 Sell This Version
UIJY-9012 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album, RE, 200) Probe, Universal Music UIJY-9012 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
532 050-5 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(CD, Album, RE, RM) Polydor, Universal UMC 532 050-5 UK 2009 Sell This Version
CPLP 4500 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album, RE) Probe CPLP 4500 US 2010 Sell This Version
LP 5341 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Sundazed Music, Universal Music Special Markets, Probe LP 5341 US 2010 Sell This Version
CPLP4500 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Probe CPLP4500 US 2010 Sell This Version
SC 6305 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(CD, Album, RE) Sundazed Music SC 6305 US 2012 Sell This Version
UICY-75650 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Geffen Records UICY-75650 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
WIKC 57 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(Cass, Album) Big Beat Records WIKC 57 UK Unknown Sell This Version
5C 184-50185 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album, Gat) Probe 5C 184-50185 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
CPLP 4500 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album, Gat) Probe CPLP 4500 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
WIKA 57 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine(LP, Album, Gat) Big Beat Records WIKA 57 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ORL 8662 Soft Machine The Soft Machine(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records ORL 8662 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

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juppydoo

juppydoo

January 11, 2016
referencing The Soft Machine, LP, Album, Gat, CPLP 4500, CPLP-4500
i cannot find any inside sleeve, perhaps you mean the inner right side of FOC Gatefold ?
music_emporium

music_emporium

May 16, 2011
referencing The Soft Machine, LP, Album, Gat, CPLP 4500, CPLP-4500
1st album by the seminal UK band Soft Machine, which would in time become an icon of the Psychedelic
era and a founding stone of the Canterbury genre. Guitarist Kevin Ayers, keyboardist Mike Ratledge and
drummer Robert Wyatt were some of the most talented, inspired and prophetic musicians, who found
themselves in the midst of a musical (and social) revolution, which would inspire generations to come.
This timeless masterpiece is molten gold (or mercury) of ingenuity in every respect, full of zany ideas,
typical British humor and futuristic (at that time) musical approach, based on freedom of expression and
telepathic communication and interplay. Although "song based", this music was completely unconventional,
in many respects ridiculing the popular music of the time. Ratledge brought a strong Jazzy feel into the mix,
which would soon after dominate the group's direction during the 1970s, causing Ayers to leave the group
after this album was recorded and the tour that followed. Ratledge and Wyatt would recruit bassist Hugh
Hopper (who was the band's roadie at the time) and the new lineup would record their second album and
another masterpiece. In retrospect this music still sounds too good to be true and lost nothing of its power
and inspiration. Only a handful of albums can feel that fresh over 40 years after they have been recorded,
but this one is surely one of them. This new remastered and expanded edition adds two ultra-rare tracks
recorded by the band a year earlier. An absolutely essential album and a must !!!