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Soft Machine - Softs album mp3

Soft Machine - Softs album mp3

Performer: Soft Machine
Title: Softs
Country: UK
Released: 1976
Style: Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Prog Rock
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Softs is the ninth studio album by the jazz rock band Soft Machine, released in 1976. John Etheridge replaced Allan Holdsworth on guitar shortly after the release of the previous album, Bundles, and Alan Wakeman, cousin of keyboardist Rick Wakeman, took over saxophone duties from Karl Jenkins. Karl would play keyboards exclusively from this point onward.

Soft Machine are an English rock and jazz band from Canterbury formed in mid-1966, named after the novel The Soft Machine by William S. Burroughs. They were one of the central bands in the Canterbury scene.

P) 1976 Soft Machine Music Ltd. All Titles (C) of Soft Machine Pub. Co. Ltd. MCPS. I think if this was released as a Karl Jenkins solo album, rather than Soft Machine, I think it would get more respect. But the many progheads had jumped ship with Soft Machine long ago (about the time Robert Wyatt left), but fans of fusion certainly stayed on, and this is an (much better than I expected it to be) example.

The Soft Machine (Soft Machine 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.

Of course, SOFT MACHINE being SOFT MACHINE, personel changes occured once again with the departure of ALLAN HOLDSWORTH after just one album being replaced by JOHN ETHERIDGE. Also KARL JENKINS gave up the horns and concentratred to play the keyboards. ALAN WAKEMAN was hired to take over tenor and soprano saxes. Most importantly, as widely expected considering its shrinking role in the band, former leader MIKE RATLEDGE left discreetly. He is still present on SOFTS, but only on 2 tracks and the worst is that he is listed as . uest!!! MIKE RATLEDGE guesting! in his own band he created and led!!!.

Album by Soft Machine. The Tale of Taliesin. Roy Babbington: bass guitar. John Etheridge: acoustic and electric guitars. John Marshall: drums and percussion. Alan Wakeman: soprano and tenor saxophones. Karl Jenkins: piano, electric piano, pianette, string and mini-Moog synthesisers. Mike Ratledge: synthesiser on "Ban-Ban Caliban" and "Song of Aeolus".

21 фев 2013 : Скончался основатель SOFT MACHINE. Британский музыкант Kevin Ayers, один из основателей знаменитой рок-группы Soft Machine, 20 февраля скончался в возрасте 68 лет, сообщает Agence France-Presse. Тело Эйерса было обнаружено в среду утром в его доме в Montolieu на юго-западе Франции, заявили в местной мэрии. Представители британского независимого рекорд-лейбла Lo-Max Records, с которым Эйерс сотрудничал с 2006 года, в свою очередь сообщили, что тело музыканта, по предварительным данным, было обнаружено лишь спустя два дня после его смерти.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Aubade
A2 The Tale Of Taliesin
A3 Ban-Ban Caliban
Synthesizer – Mike Ratledge
A4 Song Of Aeolus
Synthesizer – Mike Ratledge
B1 Out Of Season
B2 Second Bundle
B3 Kayoo
Written-By – John Marshall
B4 The Camden Tandem
Written-By – John Etheridge, John Marshall
B5 Nexus
B6 One Over The Eight
Written-By – Alan Wakeman, John Etheridge, John Marshall, Roy Babbington
B7 Etika
Written-By – John Etheridge

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Abbey Road Studios


  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – John Etheridge
  • Art Direction – Peter Shepherd
  • Artwork [Lettering] – Brian Palmer
  • Bass – Roy Babbington
  • Drums, Percussion – John Marshall
  • Engineer – John Leckie
  • Executive-Producer, Design Concept – Sean Murphy
  • Photography By – Guido Harari
  • Piano, Electric Piano, Piano [Pianette], Synthesizer [String, Minimoog], Orchestrated By – Karl Jenkins
  • Producer – Soft Machine
  • Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Alan Wakeman
  • Tape Op – Pat Stapley
  • Written-By – Karl Jenkins (tracks: A1 to B2, B5, B6)


Additional number on sleeve: 1C 064-97761

Recorded at Abbey Road Recording Studios, Spring 1976.
Photography - (Milano).
Artwork - Michael Mann Studios, London.

Track B6: Sleeve credits Alan Wakeman as writer for this track, but vinyl label does not.

(P) 1976 Soft Machine Music Ltd.
All Titles (C) of Soft Machine Pub. Co. Ltd. MCPS.

Made and printed in Germany

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SHSP 4056, OC 062 · 97761 Soft Machine Softs ‎(LP, Album) Harvest, Harvest SHSP 4056, OC 062 · 97761 UK 1976
ECLEC 2202 Soft Machine Softs ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2202 Russia 2010
SEE CD 285 Soft Machine Softs ‎(CD, Album, RE) See For Miles Records Ltd. SEE CD 285 UK 1990
SEE 285 Soft Machine Softs ‎(LP, Album, RE) See For Miles Records Ltd. SEE 285 UK 1990
2J 062-97761, SHSP.4056 Soft Machine Softs ‎(LP, Album) Harvest, Harvest 2J 062-97761, SHSP.4056 Greece 1976

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