The Soft Machine - The Soft Machine
The Soft Machine - The Soft Machine Singer: The Soft Machine
Title: The Soft Machine
Label: Probe ‎– CPLP 4500, Probe ‎– CPLP-4500
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold die-cut, uncensored
Country: US
Date of released: Dec 1968
Category: Jazz, Rock
Style: Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock, Experimental
Size MP3 zip: 1552 mb
Size FLAC zip: 1639 mb
Rating: 4.3✭
Format: MP3 MIDI AA VOC TTA MP2 ADX DMF FLAC


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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Hope For Happiness
Written-By – B. Hopper*, K. Ayers*, M. Ratledge*
4:20
A2 Joy Of A Toy
Written-By – K. Ayers*, M. Ratledge*
2:49
A3 Hope For Happiness (Reprise)
Written-By – B. Hopper*, K. Ayers*, M. Ratledge*
1:37
A4 Why Am I So Short?
Written-By – H. Hopper*, K. Ayers*, M. Ratledge*
1:38
A5 So Boot If At All
Written-By – K. Ayers*, M. Ratledge*, R. Wyatt*
7:22
A6 A Certain Kind
Written-By – H. Hopper*
4:10
B1 Save Yourself
Written-By – R. Wyatt*
2:25
B2 Priscilla
Written-By – K. Ayers*, M. Ratledge*, R. Wyatt*
1:05
B3 Lullabye Letter
Written-By – K. Ayers*
4:37
B4 We Did It Again
Written-By – K. Ayers*
3:46
B5 Plus Belle Qu'une Poubelle
Written-By – K. Ayers*
1:01
B6 Why Are We Sleeping?
Written-By – K. Ayers*, M. Ratledge*, R. Wyatt*
5:31
B7 Box 25/4 Lid
Written-By – H. Hopper*, M. Ratledge*
0:47

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Amm Jay Music Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Grand Award Record Co., Inc.
  • Mastered At – Longwear Plating

Credits

  • Design [Cover Design] – Byron Goto, Eli Allman, Henry Epstein
  • Drums – Robert Wyatt
  • Lead Guitar – Kevin Ayres*
  • Liner Notes – Arnold Shaw
  • Organ – Michael Ratledge*
  • Producer – Chas Chandler, Tom Wilson

Notes

1st issue Cover:
Front cover: Circular cut-out in sleeve, revealing rotating 'clockwork image' card insert- through which the band members can be viewed on a further inserted full-color backing sheet.

Inside:
Uncensored image of nude girl (A bikini was used to censor a US version of this album, cat suffix 'X'). Non-gatefold issues also exist.
"...Selections published by Amm Jay Music Inc. - BMI".

"Mfg. by Grand Award Record Co., Inc., a subsidiary of ABC Records Inc. 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10019".

Track timings on labels differ to those on inside sleeve.

First cat.nr. on spine and cover, second on label.

On the spine the caption ''Command/Probe'' appears, on the label it's ''Command/ABC Records/Probe.''

On the labels the side indications are ''Side 1 and ''Side 2'' and the cat.nr. is suffixed with ''A'' and ''B''.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout, Etched [Variation 1]): CPLP-4500AS-2LW P17. A12629
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout, Etched [Variation 1]): CPLP-4500B-SB-255 A12629-X
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout, Etched [Variation 2]): CPLP- 4500 AS - 2LW P17 LW[sideways]
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout, Etched [Variation 2]): CPLP- 4500 B SB - 255 LW[sideways]

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
IPP-80899 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine ‎(LP, Album) Probe IPP-80899 Japan 1971
CPLP 4500, CPLP-4500 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Probe, Probe CPLP 4500, CPLP-4500 Canada 1968
CPLP 4500 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Probe CPLP 4500 Canada Unknown
UICY-20052 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine ‎(CD, Album, Mono, RE, SHM) Polydor UICY-20052 Japan 2010
920 082, 0920082, 0920 082 The Soft Machine* The Soft Machine ‎(LP, Album) Barclay, Barclay, Barclay 920 082, 0920082, 0920 082 France 1968

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