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  • Performer: Soft Machine
  • Title: Soft Machine
  • Genre: Jazz / Rock
  • Country: France
  • Formats: AC3 DTS MP2 WAV MP4 ASF AUD
  • Released: 1980
  • Style: Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock
  • MP3 album: 1298 mb
  • FLAC album: 1977 mb
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Soft Machine - Soft Machine download album

The Soft Machine (also titled "Volume One" as a reissue) is the debut album by the British jazz rock band Soft Machine, released in 1968. Founded in 1966, Soft Machine (one of the central bands in the Canterbury scene) recorded and released this studio album during their 1968 tour of the USA. It was produced by Chas Chandler and Tom Wilson. The work on this album was one of the essential roots in progressive rock and jazz-fusion.

The impetus behind the formation of Soft Machine occurred in a meeting of Daevid Allen and Kevin Ayers with Texan millionaire Wes Brunson in Deya, Majorca, on Easter Sunday 1966. The original line-up consisted of Robert Wyatt on drums and vocals, Mike Ratledge on keyboards, Daevid Allen on guitar and Kevin Ayers on bass and vocals. From May 1966 they gigged as Mister Head (aka Mr Head) and became Soft Machine in August 1966.

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Hoppers role with Soft Machine was initially as the road manager. In 1969 he was recruited to be the groups bassist for their album, Volume Two and, with Mike Ratledge and Robert Wyatt. Hopper continued with Soft Machine, playing bass and contributing numerous compositions until 1973, during his tenure the group evolved from a psychedelic pop group to an instrumental jazz-rock fusion band

A wild, freewheeling, and ultimately successful attempt to merge psychedelia with jazz-rock, Soft Machine's debut ranges between lovingly performed oblique pop songs and deranged ensemble playing from drummer/vocalist Robert Wyatt, bassist Kevin Ayers and organist Mike Ratledge. With only one real break (at the end of side one), the songs merge into each other - not always smoothly, but always with a sense of flair that rescues any potential miscues.

The Soft Machine biography Formed in Canterbury, UK in 1966 - Disbanded in 1984 - Reformed in 2015 (SM members would reconvene under several monikers along the years). The band started playing as such in 1966 but their first record, a single, came out in 1967. The very last concert was in 1984 at Ronnie Scott's on July 30/31 and August 1-4. Band members at that concert were Paul Carmichael (bass), John Etheridge, Karl Jenkins, Dave McRae (once upon a time keyboard player with Matching Mole), Ray Warleigh and John Marshall

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 That's How Much I Need You Now
Written-By – R. Wyatt*
2:29
A2 Save Yourself
Written-By – R. Wyatt*
2:45
A3 I Should've Known
Written-By – Hugh Hopper
7:30
A4 Jet-Propelled Photograph
Written-By – Kevin Ayers
2:33
B1 When I Don't Want You
Written-By – Hugh Hopper
2:49
B2 Memories
Written-By – Hugh Hopper
2:59
B3 You Don't Remember
Written-By – Robert Wyatt
3:45
B4 She's Gone
Written-By – Kevin Ayres*
2:11
B5 I'd Rather Be With You
Written-By – Kevin Ayres*
3:40

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Soft Machine Publishing Company Limited
  • Published By – Interworld Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Warner Bros. Music Ltd.

Credits

  • Drums, Vocals – Robert Wyatt
  • Lead Guitar – Daevid Allen
  • Piano, Organ – Mike Ratledge
  • Producer – Giorgio Gomelsky
  • Sleeve Notes – Chris Welch
  • Vocals – Kevin Ayers

Notes

Recorded in London, April 1967.

Published by :
A1, A3, B1 to B5 : Soft Machine Pub. Co. Ltd.
A2 : Interworld Music Ltd.
A4 : Warner Brothers Music Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): CR 30196 A CR A-1 ∆G
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): CR 30196 B CR B-1 ∆G

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
529.907, BYG 529 907 Soft Machine Faces And Places Vol. 7 ‎(LP) BYG Records, BYG Records 529.907, BYG 529 907 France 1972
L7 CH205 Soft Machine Soft Machine ‎(LP) Charly Records L7 CH205 Spain 1981
CR 300 001 Soft Machine At The Beginning ‎(LP) Charly Records CR 300 001 Italy 1980
JPCD9806295 The Soft Machine* Jet-Propelled Photographs ‎(CD, Unofficial) Oldis JPCD9806295 Russia Unknown
METRO380 Soft Machine Soft Machine ‎(CD, Album, RE) Metrodome, Dressed To Kill METRO380 UK 2000




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