Soft Machine - Soft Machine

 (Japanese Import - Limited Edition)


Universal Records (Japan)



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AUNJ 9012
EAN: 4988005472397
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200 Gram Vinyl Record

200 Gram LP


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Soft Machine's 1968 debut was a successful and unique merging of psychedelia, jazz and rock. The songs range from tightly-crafted pop numbers to far-out ensemble playing. This album is really a reflection of the band's live sets at the time: a collection of psych-flavored pop songs linked together by instrumental, sometimes improvised, interludes. Although the arrangements don't have the sophistication of later ones, what strikes one when listening to this album is how unique a style Soft Machine had already come up with at the time.

1. Hope for Happiness
2. Joy of a Toy
3. Hope for Happiness (reprise)
4. Why Am I So Short?
5. So Boot if At All
6. A Certain Kind
7. Save Yourself
8. Priscilla
9. Lullabye Letter
10. We Did It Again
11. Plus Belle Qu'une Poubelle
12. Why Are We Sleeping?
13. Box 25/4 Lid

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Peak Psychedelic Experience

posted on 03/15/2010
5 Stars
I had heard that Soft Machine had backed Syd Barrett after his departure from Pink Floyd and decided to give this album a try. What a find! I would rate this album as comparable to Piper at the Gates of Dawn--it's certainly one of the successes from the psychedelic era.

As far as the Universal Japan releases go, I have ordered several and they've all been superb. I'm surprised they haven't generated more hype. They may be pricey, but I don't know that you'll find better sound on higher quality vinyl anywhere else.

The Soft Machine, Japanese LP reissue

posted on 01/30/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Tom Warren
The music, packaging & pressing of this album are all five stars. Robert Wyatt’s first record is a classic experimental/ progressive rock essential from 1966.

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