The Soft Machine [Bonus Tracks]

The Soft Machine [Bonus Tracks]

by Soft MachineSoft Machine

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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Overview

A wild, freewheeling, and ultimately successful attempt to merge psychedelia with jazz-rock, Soft Machine's debut ranges between lovingly performed oblique pop songs and deranged ensemble playing from drummer/vocalist Robert Wyatt and organist Mike Ratledge. With only one real break (at the end of side one), the songs merge into each other -- not always smoothly, but always with a sense of flair that rescues any potential miscues. Wyatt takes most of the vocals, and proves himself a surprisingly evocative singer despite his lack of range. Like Pink Floyd's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Vol. 1 , this was one of the few over-ambitious records of the psychedelic era that actually delivered on all its incredible promise. [The album was reissued with bonus tracks in 2009.]

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Release Date: 07/28/2009
Label: Emi Europe Generic
UPC: 0600753205051
catalogNumber: 5320505
Rank: 18842

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