THE SOFT MACHINE S/T SELF-TITLED BARCLAY FRANCE 12" LP Vinyl Album

  "The Soft Machine" is the debut album by the British psychedelic rock band "Soft Machine", one of the central bands in the Canterbury scene. The band, founded in 1966, recorded and released this studio album during their 1968 tour of the USA. It was produced by Chas Chandler and Tom Wilson. The song "Joy Of A Toy" is one of the first compositions to feature a bass guitar melody played through a Wah-wah pedal.

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SOFT MACHINE - Album Description & Collectors information:

Music Genre:

Psych Acid Prog Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "SOFT MACHINE - S/T Self-Titled Barclay France" was produced by: Chas Chandler, Tom Wilson

This album was recorded: April 1968 at Record Plant Studios, New York City

Album cover design: Claude Caudron, Byron Goto, Eli Aliman, Henry Epstein

Record Label Information:

Barclay 0920 082 / Super-Panache T / License Yameta

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1968 Made in France
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: SOFT MACHINE - S/T Self-Titled Barclay France
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Robert Wyatt - drums, lead vocals

    Robert Wyatt is an influential English musician, singer, and songwriter, known for his significant contributions to the progressive rock and jazz-rock genres. Born in 1945, in Bristol, England, Wyatt initially gained prominence as the drummer and occasional vocalist for the pioneering psychedelic rock band Soft Machine in the late 1960s.

    After a tragic accident in 1973 that left him paralyzed from the waist down, Wyatt adapted his musical career and transitioned into a solo artist. Despite the physical challenges, he continued to make music, showcasing his versatility as a multi-instrumentalist and a unique vocalist. His solo work often explores a blend of progressive rock, jazz, avant-garde, and experimental music.

    One of Wyatt's notable solo albums is "The End of an Ear," released in 1970, which features avant-garde and experimental compositions. He has also produced several other critically acclaimed albums, including "Rock Bottom" (1974) and "Shleep" (1997). His music is characterized by intricate arrangements, thoughtful lyrics, and a distinctive voice that resonates with emotional depth.

  • Mike Ratledge - Lowrey Holiday De Luxe organ, piano (on 2.7)
  • Kevin Ayers - bass, lead vocals
Complete Track-listing of the album "SOFT MACHINE - S/T Self-Titled Barclay France"

The detailed tracklist of this record "SOFT MACHINE - S/T Self-Titled Barclay France" is:

    Side One:
  1. "Hope for Happiness" (Brian Hopper, arr. Robert Wyatt / Mike Ratledge / Kevin Ayers) - 4:21
  2. "Joy of a Toy" (Ayers / Ratledge) - 2:49
  3. "Hope for Happiness (reprise)" (B. Hopper, arr. Wyatt / Ratledge / Ayers) - 1:38
  4. "Why Am I So Short?" (Hugh Hopper / Wyatt) - 1:39
  5. "So Boot If At All" (Ratlege / Ayers / Wyatt) - 7:25
  6. "A Certain Kind" (H. Hopper) - 4:11
    Side Two:
  1. "Save Yourself" (Wyatt) - 2:26
  2. "Priscilla" (Ayers / Ratledge / Wyatt) - 1:03
  3. "Lullabye Letter" (Ayers) - 4:32
  4. "We Did It Again" (Ayers) - 3:46
  5. "Plus Belle qu'une Poubelle" (Ayers) - 1:03
  6. "Why Are We Sleeping?" (Ayers / Ratledge / Wyatt) - 5:30
  7. "Box 25/4 Lid" (Ratledge / H. Hopper) - 0:49
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