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The Soft Machine

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1991

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. As If (8:02)
2. Drop (7:42)
3. Slightly All The Time (18:14)
4. Facelift (18:54)
5. Chloe And The Pirates (9:30)
6. Kings And Queens (5:02)

Total Time: 67:24

Tracks 1 and 2 are taken from the lp "Fifth"
Tracks 3 and 4 are taken from the lp "Third"
Track 5 is taken from the lp "Six"
Track 6 is taken from the lp "Fourth"

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Releases information

CD Elite Records 006 (1991)

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Volumes One & TwoVolumes One & Two
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Land of CockayneLand of Cockayne
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ESOTERIC 2010
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The Paris ConcertThe Paris Concert
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ThirdThird
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4.38
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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(75%)
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Review by Gooner
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4 stars An excellent compilation from the "Fourth", "Five" and "Six" Soft Machine-era. All instrumental. If you don't want all 3 albums from this period, "As If" is the compilation CD to get. If you're a Soft Machine fanatic like myself, search out all 3 albums.

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5 stars An good compilation of the not so early SM. Sounds very different to the first two LP's, less experimental, more sofisticated and jazzy, completely instrumental. The departure of Ayers and then Wyatt is heard quite distinctively. A good choice if you're courious! ... (read more)

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