The Floating World : The "Official" Soft Machine Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Scope J, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

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    City of Angels
    Bottom right, BBC transcription disc!!!

    Has this been issued as a CD set, I know some SM BBC stuff has appeared on legit issue.
     
  2. anekdprey

    anekdprey New Member

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    italy
    Third is now reissued on 180 gr audiophile double vinyl set by Music On Vinyl...
    anyone who knows something about what source they used? original masters or sony remastered as on the double cd set that was released a couple years ago?
    I have an italian original press but it has to be the worst cut vinyl i have ever heard, so i was thinking of getting the reissue...

    http://www.musiconvinyl.com/releases/Soft_Machine/Third
     
  3. karmapolice

    karmapolice Forum Resident

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    los angeles, ca
    bump as to question raised by anekdprey
     
  4. bhazen

    bhazen Beatles Diehard

    Location:
    Newcastle, WA
    I just ordered Turns On 2 and Jet-Propelled Photographs (finally.)

    Am thinking about Middle Earth Masters, too, for a blast of the Ayers trio...anybody have that? Comments?

    Wha..?! Interesting; I would've guessed Third based on very little apart from how often I've seen it in peoples' collections and in the shops.
     
  5. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    Pretty terrible sound quality (not as bad as the Voiceprint albums, but still...), however there's stuff on there that's unique enough to make it all worthwhile. 'Disorganization' and a really long 'I Should Have Known' are highlights. If you already have enough of the other Cuneiform CDs, you need this one too, but I wouldn't start the collection with it.
     
  6. child of nature

    child of nature dreaming, more or less

    Location:
    Tennessee
    I just wanted to jump in and state my love for Soft Machine and its various members and incarnations! One of my favorite compilations is the 3 LP set Triple Echo, especially the third and fourth sides, which showcases the only recordings made by the seven-piece line-up. (This is also available on the BBC Radio 1967 - 1971 CD set, but there is something special about this set, as my friend Paul indicated to me, and he's right.) I also highly recommend Jet-Propelled Photographs, Noisette, BBC, Backwards, and Virtually...as well as everything in the standard cannon.
     
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  7. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Michigan
    Fifth (1972)

    All White (Mike Ratledge)
    Drop (Ratledge)
    M. C. (Hugh Hopper)
    As If (Ratledge)
    L B O (John Marshall)
    Pigling Bland (Ratledge)
    Bone (Elton Dean)



     

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  8. bhazen

    bhazen Beatles Diehard

    Location:
    Newcastle, WA
    My favourite of the post-Wyatt albums; perhaps the most (last?) organic Softs release in their modern jazz period.
     
  9. wildstar

    wildstar Forum Resident

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    ontario, canada
    Umm...don't you mean Kevin?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Makes_Sweet_Music
     
  10. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Michigan
    Six 1973

    Fanfare
    All White
    Between
    Riff
    37½
    Gesolreut
    E.P.V.
    Lefty
    Stumble
    5 From 13 (For Phil Seamen With Love & Thanks)
    Riff II
    The Soft Weed Factor
    Stanley Stamps Gibbon Album (For B.O.)
    Chloe And The Pirates
    1983

    soft-machine-6.jpg



     
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  11. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Michigan
    sorry for the delay

    anyone have a scan of the trade
    ad for the Love Makes Sweet Music
    single ?
     
  12. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Michigan
    Seven (1973)

    1. Nettle bed
    2. Carol Ann
    3. Day's eye
    4. Bone fire
    5. Tarabos
    6. D.I.S.
    7. Snodland
    8. Penny hitch
    9. Block
    10. Down the road
    11. The German lesson
    12. The French lesson


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  13. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Michigan
    Bump before next album
     
  14. privit1

    privit1 Forum Resident

    waiting for the Live in Montreax reelase in February should be a good one
     
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  15. Chloe and the pirates
    i have bought 6 for this sole track ..... wonderful

     
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  16. whiskeyvengeance

    whiskeyvengeance Forum Resident

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    Dallas, TX
    I gave this question a shot in another thread but no dice... Does anybody know which the superior digital source for "Love Make Sweet Music" b/w "Feelin' Reelin' Squeezin'"? The two options are the "Out-Bloody Rageous: An Anthology" compilation from 2005 and the "Soft Machine Volume One" remaster on EMI/Polydor from 2009. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  17. whiskeyvengeance

    whiskeyvengeance Forum Resident

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    Dallas, TX
    This album is excellent, and I discovered it by accident! I was looking for Soft Machine CDs in my local shop's jazz section and noticed the Soft Mountain index card. Looking at the credits I was surprised to see Elton Dean and Hugh Hopper. Six bucks later it was mine.

    The star of Soft Mountain IMO is Hoppy Kamiyama, who is simply put a force of nature. His whirlwind of jazz-rock madness is utterly overwhelming. Great roomy production on the drums that really captures his full impact. Essential for SM fans.
     
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  18. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Michigan
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    Bundles (1975)


    Hazard Profile
    Hazard Profile Part One
    Part Two (Toccatina)
    Part Three
    Part Four
    Part Five
    -
    Gone Sailing
    Bundles
    Land Of The Bag Snake
    The Man Who Waved At Trains
    Peff
    Four Gongs Two Drums
    The Floating World
     
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  19. zongo

    zongo Forum Resident

    Location:
    Davis, CA
    I like Bundles quite a bit. It seems to get a bad rap from many Soft Machine fans, so I avoided it for years, but when I finally picked up a copy, I thought it was quite good. It is quite different from other SM albums, and really fits more into the Gong Gazeuse or Shamal kind of sound, but if you don't expect Soft Machine and just let it be its own thing, it performs quite well.

    The See For Miles CD and the original UK LP both sound fine, as I recall.
     
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  20. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  21. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Michigan
    ok , gonna post Softs
    next , and then on to
    live stuff
     
  22. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Michigan
    Softs (1976)

    Aubade
    The Tale Of Taliesin
    Ban-Ban Caliban
    Song Of Aeolus
    Out Of Season
    Second Bundle
    Kayoo
    The Camden Tandem
    Nexus
    One Over The Eight
    Etika

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  23. CrombyMouse

    CrombyMouse Forum Resident

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    Budapest, Hungary
    I kind of feel sorry that they decided to switch towards jazz after two great psychedelic LPs. Wish they kept in a vein of Ayers and Wyatt than Routledge and Hopper.
     
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  24. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Live, released in 2003

    Songs / Tracks Listing


    CD 1: (66:45)
    1. Clarence in Wonderland (2:57)
    2. We Know What You Mean (3:11)
    3. Certain Kind (3:38)
    4. Hope for Happiness (4:37)
    5. Strangest Scene Recorded (aka Lullaby Letter) (4:55)
    6. Facelift / Mousetrap / Noisette / Backwards / Mousetrap Reprise (11:54)
    7. The Moon in June (13:02)
    8. Instant Puss y (3:19)
    9. Slightly All the Time / Out Bloody Rageous / Eamonn Andrews (19:12)

    CD 2: (60:51)
    1. Virtually (9:58)
    2. Fletcher's Blemish (12:11)
    3. Neo-Caliban Grides (7:34)
    4. Dedicated to You But You Weren't Listening (2:46)
    5. Eamonn Andrews / All White (7:11)
    6. Mousetrap / Noisette / Backwards / Mousetrap Reprise / Esther's Nose Job (21:11)
     
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  25. jay.dee

    jay.dee Forum Resident

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    Barcelona, Spain
    My favourite moment on this excellent collection:

     

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