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Soft MachineTriple Echo

Label:Harvest – SHTW 800, Harvest – OC 153-99 090/1/2
Format:
3 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Stereo, Mono
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Rock
Style:Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock

Tracklist

A1Love Makes Sweet Music
BassDaevid Allen
Drums, VocalsRobert Wyatt
GuitarKevin Ayers
OrganMike Ratledge
ProducerChas Chandler
Written-ByAyers*
2:27
A2Feelin' Reelin' Squeelin'
Bass, VocalsKevin Ayers
Drums, VocalsRobert Wyatt
Guitar, Whistle, Backing VocalsDaevid Allen
Piano, OrganMike Ratledge
ProducerKim Fowley
Written-ByAyers*
2:50
A3Memories
BassKevin Ayers
Drums, VocalsRobert Wyatt
GuitarDaevid Allen
OrganMike Ratledge
ProducerGiorgio Gomelsky
Written-ByHopper*
2:58
A4She's Gone
BassKevin Ayers
Drums, VocalsRobert Wyatt
GuitarDaevid Allen
Piano, OrganMike Ratledge
ProducerGomelsky*, Joe Boyd
Voice [Barely Audible Aphorism]William Burroughs*
Written-ByAyers*
2:29
A5Why Am I So Short? / So Boot If At All / A Certain Kind
Bass, Piano [On 'So Boot If At All']Kevin Ayers
Drums, VocalsRobert Wyatt
OrganMike Ratledge
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
B1We Did It Again / Plus Belle Qu'une Poubelle / Why Are We Sleeping?
Backing Vocals [Why Are We Sleeping?]Cake*
Bass, VocalsKevin Ayers
Drums, Backing VocalsRobert Wyatt
OrganMike Ratledge
Written-ByAyers*
Written-By [Why Are We Sleeping?]Ratledge*, Wyatt*
10:32
B2A Concise British Alphabet - Part 2 / Hullo Der / Dada Was Here / Thank You Pierrot Lunaire / Have You Ever Been Grean? / Pataphysical Introduction - Part 2
BassHugh Hopper
Drums, VocalsRobert Wyatt
Piano, OrganMike Ratledge
ProducerSoft Machine
SaxophoneBrian Hopper
Written-ByWyatt*
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
B3As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still
BassHugh Hopper
Drums, VocalsRobert Wyatt
Piano, OrganMike Ratledge
ProducerSoft Machine
Written-ByRatledge*, Wyatt*
2:34
B4Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening
Acoustic GuitarHugh Hopper
HarpsichordMike Ratledge
ProducerSoft Machine
VocalsRobert Wyatt
Written-ByHopper*
2:33
C1The Moon In June
BassHugh Hopper
Drums, VocalsRobert Wyatt
Piano, OrganMike Ratledge
ProducerJohn Walters
Written-ByWyatt*
13:00
C2Esther's Nose Job
Alto SaxophoneElton Dean
BassHugh Hopper
CornetMark Charig*
Drums, VocalsRobert Wyatt
Organ, Electric PianoMike Ratledge
ProducerJohn Walters
Soprano SaxophoneLyn Dobson
TromboneNick Evans
Written-ByRatledge*
11:57
D1Mousetrap / Noisette / Backwards / Mousetrap Reprise
Alto SaxophoneElton Dean
BassHugh Hopper
CornetMark Charig*
DrumsRobert Wyatt
Organ, Electric PianoMike Ratledge
ProducerJohn Walters
Soprano SaxophoneLyn Dobson
TromboneNick Evans
Written-By [Backwards]Ratledge*
Written-By [Mousetrap / Noisette / Mousetrap Reprise]Hopper*
8:46
D2Slightly All The Time / Out Bloody Rageous / Eamonn Andrews
Alto SaxophoneElton Dean
BassHugh Hopper
DrumsRobert Wyatt
Organ, Electric PianoMike Ratledge
ProducerJohn Walters
Written-ByRatledge*
15:19
E1Teeth
Alto SaxophoneElton Dean
BassHugh Hopper
CornetMark Charig*
Double BassRoy Babbington
DrumsRobert Wyatt
Electric Piano, OrganMike Ratledge
Executive-ProducerSean Murphy
ProducerSoft Machine
Tenor SaxophoneAlan Skidmore
TromboneNick Evans
Written-ByRatledge*
9:13
E2Kings And Queens
BassHugh Hopper
CornetMark Charig*
DrumsRobert Wyatt
Electric PianoMike Ratledge
Executive-ProducerSean Murphy
Flute [Alto]Jimmy Hastings
ProducerSoft Machine
SaxelloElton Dean
TromboneNick Evans
Written-ByHopper*
5:01
E3All White
BassHugh Hopper
DrumsPhil Howard
Electric PianoMike Ratledge
Executive-ProducerSean Murphy
ProducerSoft Machine
SaxelloElton Dean
Written-ByRatledge*
6:05
E4Bone
Bass, Pipe [Whirling Pipe]Hugh Hopper
Executive-ProducerSean Murphy
OrganMike Ratledge
PercussionJohn Marshall
ProducerSoft Machine
RecorderElton Dean
Written-ByDean*
3:28
F1Stanley Stamps Gibbon Album
BassHugh Hopper
DrumsJohn Marshall
Executive ProducerSean Murphy
PianoKarl Jenkins
Piano, OrganMike Ratledge
ProducerSoft Machine
Written-ByRatledge*
5:55
F2Carol Ann
Electric PianoKarl Jenkins
Executive-ProducerSean Murphy
ProducerSoft Machine
SynthesizerMike Ratledge
Written-ByJenkins*
3:46
F3Hazard Profile - Part 1
DrumsJohn Marshall
Executive-ProducerSean Murphy
GuitarAllan Holdsworth
OrganMike Ratledge
ProducerSoft Machine
Soprano Saxophone, Electric PianoKarl Jenkins
Written-ByJenkins*
9:16
F4The Tale Of Taliesin
DrumsJohn Marshall
Executive-ProducerSean Murphy
GuitarJohn Etheridge
Piano, Synthesizer [String]Karl Jenkins
ProducerSoft Machine
Written-ByJenkins*
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, variant 1): SHTW.8001 A-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Stamped, variant 1): SHTW.8001 B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Etched, variant 1): NICK W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C - Stamped, variant 1): SHTW.8002 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D - Stamped, variant 1): SHTW.8002 B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E - Stamped, variant 1): SHTW.8003 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F - Stamped, variant 1): SHTW.8003 B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F - Etched, variant 1): NICK W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - stamped, variant 2): SHTW.8001 A-2 3 GH
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - stamped/etched, variant 2): SHTW.8001 B-1 1 P NICK W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C - stamped, variant 2): SHTW.8002 A-1 1 GG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D - stamped, variant 2): SHTW.8002 B-1 3 GO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E - stamped, variant 2): SHTW.8003 A-1 1 T
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F - stamped/etched, variant 2): SHTW.8003 B-1 1 L NICK W

Other Versions (2)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Triple Echo (2×Cassette, Compilation)Harvest, Harvest, HarvestTC2-SHTW 80001, TC2-SHTW 80002, OC 453-99 090-2UK1977
Recently Edited
Triple Echo (6×LP, Compilation, White Label, Stereo)HarvestSHTW 800UK & Europe1977

Reviews

  • TREMOLO68's avatar
    TREMOLO68
    Almost worth the price of admission for the first four songs with Daevid Allen. Not often that you see "Love Makes Sweet Music" and "Feelin Reelin Squeelin" on a compilation, let alone on vinyl.

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