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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Aubade
A2 The Tale Of Taliesin
A3 Ban-Ban Caliban
Synthesizer – Mike Ratledge
A4 Song Of Aeolus
Synthesizer – Mike Ratledge
B1 Out Of Season
B2 Second Bundle
B3 Kayoo
Written-By – John Marshall
B4 The Camden Tandem
Written-By – John Etheridge, John Marshall
B5 Nexus
B6 One Over The Eight
Written-By – Alan Wakeman, John Etheridge, John Marshall, Roy Babbington
B7 Etika
Written-By – John Etheridge

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Abbey Road Studios
  • Made By – Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
  • Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Soft Machine Music Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Soft Machine Publishing Company Limited

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – John Etheridge
  • Art Direction – Peter Shepherd
  • Artwork [Lettering] – Brian Palmer
  • Bass – Roy Babbington
  • Drums, Percussion – John Marshall
  • Engineer – John Leckie
  • Executive-Producer, Design Concept – Sean Murphy
  • Lacquer Cut By – HTM*
  • Photography By – Guido Harari
  • Piano, Electric Piano, Piano [Pianette], Synthesizer [String, Minimoog], Orchestrated By – Karl Jenkins
  • Producer – Soft Machine
  • Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Alan Wakeman
  • Tape Op – Pat Stapley
  • Written-By – Karl Jenkins (tracks: A1 to B2, B5, B6)

Notes

Original first UK release with a laminated, glossy cover by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

The only difference to Softs is the printing on label B
Track B6: sleeve credits Alan Wakeman as writer for this track, but vinyl label does not.

Additional number on sleeve: OC 062 · 97761

Recorded at Abbey Road Recording Studios, Spring 1976.
Photography - (Milano).
Artwork - Michael Mann Studios, London.

(P) 1976 Soft Machine Music Ltd.
All Titles (C) of Soft Machine Pub. Co. Ltd. MCPS.

Harvest.
EMI Records Ltd. Hayes, Middlesex, England.
Made and printed in Great Britain.
7607 TM Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, stamped): SHSP 4056 A-1 GA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, stamped): SHSP 4056 B-1 H
  • Matrix / Runout (etched in runouts): HTM
  • Rights Society: MCPS

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ECLEC 2202 Soft Machine Softs ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2202 Russia 2010
SEE CD 285 Soft Machine Softs ‎(CD, Album, RE) See For Miles Records Ltd. SEE CD 285 UK 1990
SEE 285 Soft Machine Softs ‎(LP, Album, RE) See For Miles Records Ltd. SEE 285 UK 1990
2J 062-97761, SHSP.4056 Soft Machine Softs ‎(LP, Album) Harvest, Harvest 2J 062-97761, SHSP.4056 Greece 1976
ND 74703 Soft Machine Softs ‎(CD, Album, RE) RCA ND 74703 Italy Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Aubade
A2 The Tale Of Taliesin
A3 Ban-Ban Caliban
A4 Song Of Aeolus
B1 Out Of Season
B2 Second Bundle
B3 Kayoo
Written-By – John Marshall
B4 The Camden Tandem
Written-By – John Etheridge, John Marshall
B5 Nexus
B6 One Over The Eight
Written-By – Alan Wakeman, John Etheridge, John Marshall, Roy Babbington
B7 Etika
Written-By – John Etheridge

Companies, etc.

  • Produced For – Círculo de Leitores

Credits

  • Written-By – Karl Jenkins (tracks: A1 to B2, B5, B6)

Notes

Edição especial para os sócios do Círculo de Leitores. Rua Eng.˚, Paulo de Parros, 22 - Lisboa.

Universal stereo + mono.

"HTM" etched by hand on run-out.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: SHSP 4056

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SHSP 4056, OC 062 · 97761 Soft Machine Softs ‎(LP, Album) Harvest, Harvest SHSP 4056, OC 062 · 97761 UK 1976
ECLEC 2202 Soft Machine Softs ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2202 Russia 2010
SEE CD 285 Soft Machine Softs ‎(CD, Album, RE) See For Miles Records Ltd. SEE CD 285 UK 1990
SEE 285 Soft Machine Softs ‎(LP, Album, RE) See For Miles Records Ltd. SEE 285 UK 1990
2J 062-97761, SHSP.4056 Soft Machine Softs ‎(LP, Album) Harvest, Harvest 2J 062-97761, SHSP.4056 Greece 1976


Soft Machine - Softs album mp3
Performer: Soft Machine
Genre: Jazz / Rock
Title: Softs
Country: Russia
Released: 1976
Style: Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Prog Rock
MP3 version ZIP size: 1877 mb
FLAC version RAR size: 1905 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 281
Other Formats: DTS RA WAV MP1 ASF AUD VQF

Scream_I LOVE YOU
Personaly i would describe this more of a insider album. At the time it was released complex music like this was only mostly heard by weed heads with open ears and fat hifi gear. Well,personaly i fell in love with it the first time i heard it and im exactly still there now emotionaly 41 years later.
Micelhorav
Way better than I expected it to be. True, the last true Soft Machine album was Bundles, because Mike Ratledge was still present, but by then he was the only original member left. With the next album, Softs, it's clear who is in control and that was Karl Jenkins. To me, post Robert Wyatt Soft Machine does not always get the most respect, many felt they became more of a generic fusion group, which I couldn't agree on. But without Mike Ratledge, it's basically the final nail on the coffin, at least with popular opinion. Yet when I hear it, I was simply amazed. With Allan Holdsworth out of the picture (he never sticks to one group or artist for long), they brought in John Etheridge, who really gave some super-fast guitar leads. Rick Wakeman's cousin Alan Wakeman provides sax, while Karl Jenkins sticks mainly to synths, but also saxes. I really love the approach they do here, at times the group is almost electronic, especially during those synth passages. There are some just unbelievably fast and intense passages white Etheridge playing guitar like there's no tomorrow, and same for John Marshall's drumming. I obviously didn't expect this to be another Third, and definitely not like the first two albums, and of course, you shouldn't expect the same as what the Soft Machine was doing 1968-70. I think if this was released as a Karl Jenkins solo album, rather than Soft Machine, I think it would get more respect. But the many progheads had jumped ship with Soft Machine long ago (about the time Robert Wyatt left), but fans of fusion certainly stayed on, and this is an (much better than I expected it to be) example.