AN ANTHOLOGY 1967-1973

  1. Feelin' Reelin' Squeelin'
  2. Love Makes Sweet Music
  3. Hope For Happiness
  4. Joy Of A Toy
  5. Hope For Happiness (reprise)
  6. We Did it Again
  7. Plus Belle Qu'une Poubelle
  8. Why Are We Sleeping?
  9. Pataphisical Introduction-part 1
10. A Concise British Alphabet-part 1
11. Hibou, Anemone & Bear
12. A Concise British Alphabet-part 2
13. Hulloder
14. As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still
15. Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening
16. Out-Bloody-Rageous
17. The Moon In June
  1. Teeth
  2. Virtually-part 4
  3. Kings & Queens
  4. All White
  5. Drop
  6. Pgling Bland
  7. Gesolreut-live
  8. The Soft Weed Factor
  9. Chloe And The Pirates
10. Penny Hitch
11. Down The Road
12. The German Lesson
13. The French Lesson

Kevin Ayers: bass, vocals
Daevid Allen: guitar, bass, vocals
Robert Wyatt: drums, vocals
Mike Ratledge: keyboards
Brian Hopper: saxes
Hugh Hopper: bass, guitar
Elton Dean: saxes
Mark Charig: cornet
Lyn Dobson: saxes
Alan Skidmore: saxes
Jimmy Hastings: flute
Nick Evans: trombone
Phil Howard: drums
Karl Jenkins: saxes, keyboards
John Marshall: drums
Roy Babbington: bass

Recorded: between 1967-1973 at various places
Released: 2005

Soft Machine at the press launch for the release of 'Loves Makes Sweet Music' at the Speakeasy; November 22nd, 1967
If you donít know anything about Soft Machine, Out-Bloody-Rageous is the place to start. It is good set and the tracks are well chosen. It is also properly released with nice pictures and to the point liner notes from Mark Powell. The set starts with Soft Machineís first single from the very early period in 1967 and leads you along all albums until Seven. The albums which came after Seven are not on Sony/BMG and they probably didnít want to have some release contract for the more recent Machine. But there is another excellent Anthology of that period.

Paul Lemmens © 2014