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The Soft Machine*The Soft Machine Collection

Label:ABC Records – ABCD 602
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
All Media, Compilation
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Rock
Style:Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock, Experimental

Tracklist

The Soft Machine - Vol. One
A1Hope For Happiness
Written-ByB. Hopper*, K. Ayers*, M. Ratledge*
4:20
A2Joy Of A Toy
Written-ByK. Ayers*, M. Ratledge*
2:49
A3Hope For Happiness (Reprise)
Written-ByB. Hopper*, K. Ayers*, M. Ratledge*
1:37
A4Why Am I So Short?
Written-ByH. Hopper*, K. Ayers*, M. Ratledge*
1:38
A5So Boot If At All
Written-ByK. Ayers*, M. Ratledge*, R. Wyatt*
7:22
A6A Certain Kind
Written-ByH. Hopper*
4:10
B1Save Yourself
Written-ByR. Wyatt*
2:25
B2Priscilla
Written-ByK. Ayers*, M. Ratledge*, R. Wyatt*
1:05
B3Lullabye Letter
Written-ByK. Ayers*
4:37
B4We Did It Again
Written-ByK. Ayers*
3:46
B5Plus Belle Qu'une Poubelle
Written-ByK. Ayers*
1:01
B6Why Are We Sleeping?
Written-ByK. Ayers*, M. Ratledge*, R. Wyatt*
5:31
B7Box 25/4 Lid
Written-ByH. Hopper*, M. Ratledge*
0:47
The Soft Machine - Vol. Two
C1Pataphysical Introduction - Part 1
Written-ByWyatt*
1:00
C2A Concise British Alphabet - Part 1
Arranged ByWyatt*
Written-ByHopper*
0:10
C3Hibou Anemone And Bear
Written-ByHopper*, Wyatt*
5:58
C4A Concise British Alphabet - Part 2
Arranged ByWyatt*
Written-ByHopper*
0:12
C5Hullo Der
Arranged ByWyatt*
Written-ByHopper*
0:52
C6Dada Was Here
Arranged ByWyatt*
Written-ByHopper*
3:25
C7Thank You Pierrot Lunaire
Arranged ByWyatt*
Written-ByHopper*
0:47
C8Have You Ever Bean Grean?
Arranged ByWyatt*
Written-ByHopper*
1:23
C9Pataphysical Introduction - Part 2
Written-ByWyatt*
0:50
C10Out Of Tunes
Written-ByHopper*, Ratledge*, Wyatt*
2:30
D1As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still
Written-ByRatledge*, Wyatt*
2:30
D2Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening
Written-ByHopper*
2:30
D3Fire Engine Passing With Bells Clanging
Written-ByRatledge*
1:50
D4Pig
Written-ByRatledge*
2:08
D5Orange Skin Food
Written-ByRatledge*
1:52
D6A Door Opens And Closes
Written-ByRatledge*
1:09
D710.30 Returns To The Bedroom
Written-ByHopper*, Ratledge*, Wyatt*
4:14
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Credits

Notes

Vinyl one: ℗ 1968 ABC Records Inc.
Vinyl two: ℗ 1969 ABC Records Inc.
Made in U.K.
Printed and made in Great Britain by Garrod and Lofthouse International Ltd.

No track durations on release.
Writers for first record given as of inside gatefold (no initials given on center labels).
Writers for second record given as of center labels (arrangement not specified inside gatefold).
Track D3 reads "Fire Engine Passing With Bells Ringing" on center label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A-side, stamped): ABCD 602·A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B-side, stamped): ABCD·602·B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C-side, stamped): ABCD·602·C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D-side, stamped): ABCD·602·D1

Other Versions (5 of 38)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Soft Machine (2×LP, Compilation, Stereo)Command, CommandRSSD 964-2, RSSD-964/2US1973
Recently Edited
The Soft Machine Volume 1 - 2 (2×LP, Compilation, Stereo, Gatefold)Probe3 C154-50185/86Italy1973
New Submission
Volumes 1 & 2 (2×LP, Compilation, Repress, Gatefold)Probe, ProbeGTSP 204, 0C 192 ◦ 50185-6UK1973
New Submission
The Soft Machine (2×LP, Compilation, Promo)Command, CommandRSSD 964-2, RSSD-964/2US1973
New Submission
The Soft Machine Volume 1 - 2 (2×LP, Compilation, Stereo, Gatefold)Probe3 C154-50185/86Italy1973

Reviews

  • recrecshop's avatar
    recrecshop
    ...was there ever a better "fusion album"? my advice: try listen only to the
    drums of robert wyatt: astonishing! next listen to his wonderful voice, you
    can almost consider "volume one" as his first solo album. just take the
    heartwarming ballad "a certain kind". then we have this great,
    hendrix-alike electric organ by mike ratledge. the stoical kevin ayers on
    bass, with his grandiose & ongoing dada-song "we did it again". uplifting,
    thunderously powerful..!

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