Soft Machine Facelift

Soft Machine - Facelift (2002)  

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 21, 2015
Soft Machine - Facelift (2002)

Soft Machine - Facelift (2002)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Voiceprint, VP233CD | ~ 458 or 223 Mb | Scans(png) -> 74 Mb
Jazz-Rock / Prog Rock

~ Recorded at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, UK on 26 April 1970 ~

Soft Machine - Kings of Canterbury (2003)  

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 12, 2015
Soft Machine - Kings of Canterbury (2003)

Soft Machine - Kings of Canterbury (2003)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Snapper Music, SMDCD456 | ~ 514 or 227 Mb | Scans(png) -> 123 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Prog Rock / Jazz Rock

This choice compilation of live material from 1969-70 is selected from three albums which emerged many years after their recording - 'Live at The Paradiso' (featuring the short-lived trio line-up of Wyatt, Hopper and Ratledge), 'Facelift' (recordeded at Croydon's Fairfield Halls in April 1970 ) & 'Live 1970'…

Soft Machine Legacy - Soft Machine Legacy (2006)  

Posted by gribovar at May 10, 2012
Soft Machine Legacy - Soft Machine Legacy (2006)

Soft Machine Legacy - Soft Machine Legacy (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 373 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 165 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Moonjune Records (MJR008)

A powerful rock-edged collaboration from Elton Dean, John Etheridge, Hugh Hopper and John Marshall, four legendary members of jazz-rock pioneers Soft Machine. This album itself is a mixed bag. There are two tracks that sound a bit too much like studio improvisations. There are a couple in conventional head-solo-tail jazz constructions. There is a Softs medley, Mike Ratledge's "Facelift," "As If" & "Slightly All The Time" (titled "Ratlift"). There is a ten-minute Hopper epic with typically Hopperean twists and turns.

Soft Machine - [2LP Columbia reissue]24bit/96kHz LP Rip  

Posted by Kel bazar at June 22, 2009
Soft Machine - [2LP Columbia reissue]24bit/96kHz LP Rip

Soft Machine - [2LP Columbia reissue]24bit/96kHz LP Rip
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96kHz | FLAC (TRACKS) | Stereo | ~560 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery | 1970
Styles: "Canterbury Scene" | RapidShare Download

The Soft Machine plunged deeper into jazz and contemporary electronic music on this pivotal release, which incited the Village Voice to call it a milestone achievement when it was released. It's a double album of stunning music, with each side devoted to one composition – two by Mike Ratledge, and one each by Hopper and Wyatt, with substantial help from a number of backup musicians, including Canterbury mainstays Elton Dean and Jimmy Hastings. The Ratledge songs come closest to fusion jazz, although this is fusion laced with tape loop effects and hypnotic, repetitive keyboard patterns. Hugh Hopper's "Facelift" recalls "21st Century Schizoid Man" by King Crimson, although it's more complex, with several quite dissimilar sections. The pulsing rhythms, chaotic horn and keyboard sounds, and dark drones on "Facelift" predate some of what Hopper did as a solo artist later (this song was actually culled from two live performances in 1970). Robert Wyatt draws on musical ideas from early 1967 demos done with producer Giorgio Gomelsky, on his capricious composition "Moon in June." Lyrically, it's a satirical alternative to the pretension displayed by a lot of rock writing of the era, and combined with the Softs' exotic instrumentation, it makes for quite a listen . Not exactly rock, Third nonetheless pushed the boundaries of rock into areas previously unexplored, and it managed to do so without sounding self-indulgent. A better introduction to the group is either of the first two records, but once introduced, this is the place to go. by Peter Kurtz

Soft Machine Legacy - Steam (2006) {2014 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster VSCD4265}

Soft Machine Legacy - Steam (2006) {2014 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster VSCD4265}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 394 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 154 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 338 Mb | 5% repair rar | Canterbury Scene Vol.1 Series
© 2006, 2014 Vivid Sound / MoonJune Records | VSCD-4265
Jazz / Jazz Rock / Rock / Avant-Garde Jazz / Prog Rock

Cardboard sleeve reissue from Soft Machine Legacy features SHM-CD format. This series features the following albums: "The Soft Machine Legacy," "Live In Zaandam," "Live Adventures," and "Steam." Potent jazz-rock fusion – British "Canterbury" style – from the legendary Soft Machine alumni. Live in Zaandam is the first salvo from exclusive MoonJune artists' Soft Machine Legacy, showcasing visceral grooves with sizzling solos and telepathic interplay.
Soft Machine - NDR Jazz Workshop: Hamburg, Germany 1973 (2010) CD+DVD [Re-Up]

Soft Machine - NDR Jazz Workshop: Hamburg, Germany 1973 (2010) CD+DVD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 554 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 224 Mb (incl 5%) | Time: 01:18:53
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Audio: LPCM 2.0 | 01:14:15 | ~ 6.24 Gb
Label: Cuneiform | # Rune 305/306 | Scans included
Canterbury Scene, Jazz Rock, Fusion, Prog-Rock, Art Rock, Psychedelic

Soft Machine were one of the very first groups to fuse Jazz with Rock in the late 60s and were hugely appreciated in Europe for their unique sound. This previously unreleased show was recorded for Germany's famous NDR Jazz Workshop series featuring the line-up of Mike Ratledge, Karl Jenkins, Roy Babbington and John Marshall with Art Themen and Gary Boyle. This long sought-after performance has never been seen since its original broadcast in 1973 and is the highest quality video document that exists of the group, featuring clear and beautiful visuals and superb live stereo sound!
The Soft Machine Legacy - Live In Zaandam (2005) {2014 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster VSCD4264}

The Soft Machine Legacy - Live In Zaandam (2005) {2014 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster VSCD4264}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 279 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 121 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 334 Mb | 5% repair rar | Canterbury Scene Vol.1 Series
© 2005, 2014 Vivid Sound / MoonJune Records | VSCD4264
Jazz / Jazz Rock / Rock / Avant-Garde Jazz / Prog Rock

Cardboard sleeve reissue from Soft Machine Legacy features SHM-CD format. This series features the following albums: "The Soft Machine Legacy," "Live In Zaandam," "Live Adventures," and "Steam." Potent jazz-rock fusion – British "Canterbury" style – from the legendary Soft Machine alumni. Live in Zaandam is the first salvo from exclusive MoonJune artists' Soft Machine Legacy, showcasing visceral grooves with sizzling solos and telepathic interplay.
Soft Machine Legacy - Soft Machine Legacy (2005) {2014 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster VSCD4263}

Soft Machine Legacy - Soft Machine Legacy (2005) {2014 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster VSCD4263}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 320 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 136 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 436 Mb | 5% repair rar | Canterbury Scene Vol.1 Series
© 2005, 2014 Vivid Sound / MoonJune Records | VSCD4263
Jazz / Jazz Rock / Rock / Avant-Garde Jazz / Prog Rock

Cardboard sleeve reissue from Soft Machine Legacy features SHM-CD format. This series features the following albums: "The Soft Machine Legacy," "Live In Zaandam," "Live Adventures," and "Steam." A powerful, rock-edged collaboration from the four legendary members of the seminal pioneers of jazz-rock, Soft Machine. The lineup features: the late, great free-jazzer Elton Dean on saxophones and Fender Rhodes; innovative, rock-solid bassist Hugh Hopper; virtuosic, pioneering guitarist John Etheridge, and; the intuitive, forceful drummer John Marshall.
Soft Machine - Drop (1971) {2014 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster VSCD4262}

Soft Machine - Drop (1971) {2014 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 391 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 476 Mb | 5% repair rar | Canterbury Scene Vol.1 Series
© 1971, 2014 Vivid Sound / MoonJune Records | VSCD4262
Jazz / Jazz Rock / Rock / Avant-Garde Jazz / Prog Rock

Cardboard sleeve reissue. Features SHM-CD format. This CD documents an often-overlooked phase in the long, complex history of Soft Machine: Australian drummer Phil Howard's five-month interim behind the kit, after Robert Wyatt's departure (prior to the arrival of his eventual long-term replacement, John Marshall). Howard was brought into Soft Machine by saxophonist Elton Dean, with both being members of Elton's side project at the time, Just Us. Under their combined influence, the band became freer and wilder than in any other time of its' long, storied existence. Illustrated by this great live recording from the German leg of their "Fifth" tour, the "Phil Howard Soft Machine edition" does swing with wreckless abandon.
Soft Machine - Floating World Live (1975) {2014 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster VSCD4261}

Soft Machine - Floating World Live (1975) {2014 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster VSCD4261}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 386 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 174 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 712 Mb | 5% repair rar | Canterbury Scene Vol.1 Series
© 1975, 2014 Vivid Sound / MoonJune Records / Radio Bremen | VSCD4261
Jazz / Rock / Experimental / Prog Rock

Cardboard sleeve reissue. Features SHM-CD format and new remastering. This album marks the first release of a live performance by Soft Machine's "Bundles" lineup, featuring a young Allan Holdsworth on guitar. The concert was originally recorded in January of 1975, and consists primarily of the Bundles album material (which was already recorded, but still unreleased at the time). Chocked full of magical moments, this CD contains over 78 minutes of incredible music.