Soft Machine Shm

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.
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.
The Soft Machine - The Soft Machine (1968) {2013 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Edition} [re-up]

The Soft Machine - The Soft Machine (1968) {2013 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Edition}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 287 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 110 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (tiff) -> 278 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Geffen / USM Japan | UICY-75650
Rock / Art Rock / British Psychedelia / Canterbury Scene

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players). The cardboard sleeve faithfully replicates the first pressing US LP artwork (gatefold). Includes a description and lyrics. A wild, freewheeling, and ultimately successful attempt to merge psychedelia with jazz-rock, Soft Machine's debut ranges between lovingly performed oblique pop songs and deranged ensemble playing from drummer/vocalist Robert Wyatt and organist Mike Ratledge.
Soft Machine - Grides (1970) [CD+DVD] {2006 Cuneiform Records Remaster}

Soft Machine - Grides (1970) [CD+DVD] {2006 Cuneiform Records Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 533 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 189 Mb
DVD5 -> 1.22 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | ~ 21m | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 31 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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 - Alive & Well. Recorded In Paris (1978) [2CD] {2012 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster}

Soft Machine - Alive & Well. Recorded In Paris (1978) [2CD] {2012 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 638 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 226 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 568 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 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 - Softs (1976) {2012 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster}

Soft Machine - Softs (1976) {2012 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 299 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 108 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 480 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 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) {2012 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster}

Soft Machine - Bundles (1975) {2012 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 259 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 463 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 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.