The Soft Machine – The Soft Machine (LP)

The Soft Machine – The Soft Machine (LP)


The Soft Machine – The Soft Machine (LP)

Label:    Probe/Command/ABC Records – CPLP-4500
Format:    Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Uncensored, Die-Cut Gatefold
Country:    US
Released:    Dec 1968

A1        Hope For Happiness  4:20
A2        Joy Of A Toy  2:49
A3        Hope For Happiness (Reprise)  1:37
A4        Why Am I So Short?  1:38
A5        So Boot If At All  7:22
A6        A Certain Kind  4:10
B1        Save Yourself  2:25
B2        Priscilla  1:05
B3        Lullabye Letter  4:37
B4        We Did It Again  3:46
B5        Plus Belle Qu’une Poubelle  1:01
B6        Why Are We Sleeping?  5:31
B7        Box 25/4 Lid  0:47

Drums – Robert Wyatt
Lead Guitar – Kevin Ayres (Ayers)
Organ – Michael Ratledge

First issue sleeve with a circular die-cut in sleeve, revealing rotating ‘clockwork’ card insert through which the band members be viewed on a full-color backing sheet. Uncensored images of a nude girl on the inside and back of the gatefold and under the clock insert.

“Manufactured by” information is taken from label rim-text but there are no known pressing-plant marks on this version of the release. An otherwise identical version exists with ‘TƧM’ added to the runouts (The Soft Machine)

“Mfg. by Grand Award Record Co., Inc., a subsidiary of ABC Records Inc. 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10019”. ‘Command/Probe’ appears on the spine while the labels and front cover show ‘Command/ABC Records/Probe.’

“…Selections published by Amm Jay Music Inc. – BMI”.
Barcode and Other Identifiers

Matrix / Runout (A-side runout etched): CPLP- 4500 AS – 2LW P17 LW
Matrix / Runout (B-side runout etched): CPLP- 4500 B – SB – 255 LW

Vinyl and Cover in good condition. See also the censored version for sale.  See photo’s for details.

Additional information


33rpm, LP

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