Soft Machine Facelift

Soft Machine - Facelift (2002)  Music

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 - Grides (1970) {CD+DVD5 NTSC Cuneiform Records Rune 230~231 rel 2006}

Soft Machine - Grides (1970) {CD+DVD5 NTSC Cuneiform Records Rune 230~231 rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 531 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 186 Mb
DVD5 -> 1.21 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | ~ 21m | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 39 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1970, 2006 Cuneiform Records | Rune 230/231
Rock / Jazz / Fusion / Progressive Rock / Canterbury Scene

Soft Machine were one of first and one of the greatest jazz/rock bands of all time. Their importance and influence was especially great in Europe, where they influenced several generations of bands, and their influences can still be heard to this day in bands like Jaga Jazzist and beyond. Grides presents the most famous version of the band (Elton Dean, Hugh Hopper, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt) recorded live at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on October 25, 1970, in a high-quality, previously unreleased recording, just a few months after the release of Third and at the peak of their popularity.
Soft Machine - Softs (1976) {Air Mail Japan MiniLP Blu-spec CD AIRAC-1668 rel 2012}

Soft Machine - Softs (1976) {Air Mail Japan MiniLP Blu-spec CD AIRAC-1668 rel 2012}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 299 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 376 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1976, 2012 Air Mail Recordings Japan / Soft Machine | AIRAC-1668
Jazz / Jazz Rock / Canterbury Scene / Art Rock

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Soft Machine featuring the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD format (compatible with standard CD players) and 2012 24-bit remastering. The cardboard sleeve faithfully replicates the UK LP. Includes a booklet written in English. Part of a three-album Soft Machine Blu-spec CD cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring albums "Bundles," "Softs," and "Alive And Well Recorded In Paris." At this point in the band's history, Soft Machine might be considered an example of Theseus' paradox, akin to the original axe that George Washington used to cut down the cherry tree – original except that the head had been replaced three times and the handle twice. On Softs, Mike Ratledge, the only remaining original bandmember present on Bundles, the group's preceding Harvest LP, was relegated to guest status, contributing synthesizer to only two tracks, "Song of Aeolus" and "Ban-Ban Caliban."
Soft Machine - Bundles (1975) {Air Mail Japan MiniLP Blu-spec CD AIRAC-1667 rel 2012}

Soft Machine - Bundles (1975) {Air Mail Japan MiniLP Blu-spec CD AIRAC-1667 rel 2012}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 259 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 320 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1975, 2012 Air Mail Recordings Japan / Harvest / Soft Machine | AIRAC-1667
Jazz / Jazz Rock / Canterbury Scene / Art Rock

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Soft Machine featuring the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD format (compatible with standard CD players) and 2012 24-bit remastering. The cardboard sleeve faithfully replicates the UK LP. Includes a booklet written in English and an inner bag. Part of a three-album Soft Machine Blu-spec CD cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring albums "Bundles," "Softs," and "Alive And Well Recorded In Paris." In the extensive discography of Soft Machine, albums from the band's mid- to late-'70s jazz-rock fusion period are generally afforded the least respect. Fans all have their favorite LPs representing a particular "classic" lineup – as well as opinions about other albums signifying that Soft Machine's best days were behind them. Some feel it was all over when Robert Wyatt left after Fourth (or stopped singing after Third), and it's probably even possible to find somebody somewhere who lost interest when Hugh Hopper replaced Kevin Ayers after Volume One.
Soft Machine - Alive & Well, Recorded In Paris (1977) {2CD Air Mail Japan MiniLP Blu-spec CD AIRAC-1669~70 rel 2012}

Soft Machine - Alive & Well, Recorded In Paris (1977) {2CD Air Mail Japan MiniLP Blu-spec CD AIRAC-1669~70 rel 2012}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 636 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 224 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 530 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1977, 2012 Air Mail Recordings Japan / Soft Machine | AIRAC-1669/70
Jazz / Jazz Rock / Canterbury Scene / Art Rock

Album release from The Soft Machine featuring footage of the band's concert in Paris in 1977. Originally released in 1978. Features cardboard sleeve and remastering. Includes a Japanese obi and a description. On the band's first live album, 1978's Alive & Well: Recorded in Paris, Soft Machine's personnel changes continue, with Steve Cooke replacing Roy Babbington on bass, and violinist Ric Saunders joining since the 1976 studio album Softs, as guitarist John Etheridge, keyboardist Karl Jenkins, and drummer John Marshall remain in place. (Since this is the group's first album not to feature any participation from an original member of Soft Machine, a name change might have been ethically, if not commercially, advisable.) Like Softs, Alive & Well is largely a vehicle for the compositions of Jenkins, who wrote nine of 11 tracks.

Soft Machine - Live 1970 (1998)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 16, 2015
Soft Machine - Live 1970 (1998)

Soft Machine - Live 1970 (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Blueprint, BP290CD | ~ 268 or 116 Mb | Scans Included
Psychedelic Rock / Prog Rock / Jazz Rock

By 1970, the Soft Machine were ensconced into what would become its most revered lineup and repertoire. The two performance excerpts are from one of the many European jaunts the Softs took that year. While the material leans most heavily on the band's Third (1970) album, the second and significantly longer set concludes with the finale from Volume Two (1969)…

Soft Machine - Kings of Canterbury (2003)  Music

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 - Third (1970) {2CD 2013 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD2}

Soft Machine - Third (1970) [2CD] {2013 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 681 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 273 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 636 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP-30162~3
Rock / Art Rock / British Psychedelia / Jazz Rock

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Soft Machine features the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD2 format (compatible with standard CD players). Comes with a bonus disc. This series features the following albums: "Third," "Fourth," "Fifth," "Six," and "Seven." Blu-spec CD2 is the next generation Compact Disc that employs the Phase Transition Mastering, the technology developed for mastering of Blu-ray discs, to further perfect the acclaimed characteristics of Blu-spec CD. Fully compatible with standard CD players, Blu-spec CD2 completely alters the experience of music.

Soft Machine - 11 Live Albums (1988-2006)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Sept. 10, 2015
Soft Machine - 11 Live Albums (1988-2006)

Soft Machine - 11 Live Albums (1988-2006)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 4,74 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,89 GB | Covers - 1,16 GB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock, Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Reckless Records, Strange Fruit Records, Cuneiform Records, Voiceprint, Hux Records, Major League

The probably most important and influential band to grow out the Canterbury Scene was Soft Machine. The band emerged in 1967 as the quartet of Robert Wyatt (drums, vocals), Mike Ratledge (keyboards), Kevin Ayers (bass, vocals) and Daevid Allen (guitar, vocals). Through a persistence of personnel changes (totalling ~30), their sound was to changed continually over the years of their existence. This band along with Caravan (both to come out of the formative Wilde Flowers), would influence the emergence of the Canterbury Sound (Matching Mole, Egg, Hatfield & the North, and many more). Many careers began with Soft Machine: Robert Wyatt (Matching Mole band and solo artist)…

Soft Machine - Volume Two (1969) {1990 Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 12, 2017
Soft Machine - Volume Two (1969) {1990 Reissue}

Soft Machine - Volume Two (1969) {1990 Reissue}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 202 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 83 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 126 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Jazz Rock / Experimental / Canterbury Scene
MCA Records / One Way Records #MCAD-22065

The first Soft Machine LP usually got the attention, with its movable parts sleeve, as well as the presence of ultra-talented songwriter Kevin Ayers. But musically, Volume Two better conveys the Dada-ist whimsy and powerful avant rock leanings of the band. Hugh Hopper took over for Ayers on bass, and his fuzz tones and experimental leanings supplanted Ayers' pop emphasis. The creative nucleus behind this most progressive of progressive rock albums, however, is Robert Wyatt. He provides the musical arrangements to Hopper's quirky ideas on the stream-of-consciousness collection of tunes ("Rivmic Melodies") on side one…