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The Soft Machine


Canterbury Scene

3.01 | 132 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
2 stars (last of a serie of eleven)

This one should have no business with that name and I think this was done out of contractual obligations (Harvest was a subdivision of EMI , and was not doing well). The fact that Jack Bruce (ex-Cream)and Morrissey(ex-If) are invited as members and the return of Holdsworth , they cannot manage to even begin to save the day. Vocals on Soft Machine album?????

I heard this only once and was not impressed enough to even borrow it from my buddy. Even the play on word of the title is weak. Best avoided! A sad end to superb band and there has not been a new album since ( all the posthumous releases date from far earlier than this album).

Sean Trane | 2/5 |


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