Soft Machine - Six
Catalog#: KG 32260
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Record: VG++, few light scuffs (listen to our copy)
Cover: gatefold, ringwear, edgewear, tiny hole top right corner backcover
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Style: Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Prog Rock
A1 Fanfare 0:42
A2 All White 4:43
A3 Between 2:24
A4 Riff 4:31
A5 37½ 6:53
B1 Gesolreut 6:13
B2 E.P.V. 2:47
B3 Lefty 4:50
B4 Stumble 1:50
B5 5 From 13 (For Phil Seamen With Love & Thanks) 5:15
B6 Riff II 0:26
C1 The Soft Weed Factor 11:17
C2 Stanley Stamps Gibbon Album (For B.O.) 5:57
D1 Chloe And The Pirates 9:29
D2 1983 7:11
Bass - Hugh Hopper
Design [Painting] - Terry Pastor
Design, Coordinator - Barbara Salisbury/Centrum Graphics
Drums, Percussion - John Marshall
Engineer - Gary Martin (tracks: A1 to B6, D2) , Roger Beale (tracks: C1 to D1)
Oboe, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Electric Piano, Grand Piano, Celesta - Karl Jenkins
Organ, Electric Piano, Grand Piano, Celesta - Mike Ratledge
Photography - Michael Putland
Producer - Soft Machine
Record 1: Live LP
Recorded at The Dome, Brighton and at the Civic Hall, Guildford, UK and mixed at Advision Studios, London during the months of October and November 1972.
Side A total running time: 19:21
Side B total running time: 22:24
Record 2: Studio LP
'1983' recorded and mixed at Advision Studios, London.
All other compositions recorded and mixed at CBS Studios, London during the months of November and December 1972.
I was surprised at how good this album actually is. At the time of its release Elton Dean had left a new Karl Jenkins had entered the fold. Robert Wyatt and Phil Howard were gone replaced now by John Marshall. Half of this album are live tracks recorded at the very begining of this lineup the other half is a studio album. Both are transitional in that the live material show how fast karl Jenkins had taken control of the band. Hugh Hopper playing is fantastic sadly this would be his last album he would record with the Softs. The studio section show a new direction of what the band had they developed more with Hugh Hoppper gone into. This would be one of the last great classic Soft Machine albums ... Seven while good was written very hastly and the compostions were never developed properly. Shortly after the release of this album and prior to the release of Seven a rumor circulated that Soft Machine Members were to join up with John McLaughlin one can argue how good or bad that would have been. Most fans of Soft Machine will enjoy six a soild affair and a classic.
SOFT MACHINE - Gesolreut
Soft Machine Documentary
portion of a show from 1970 that includes some soft machine interviews and footage from the classic 1970 four piece lineup.
SOFT MACHINE (Legacy) - Chloe & The Pirates
Captured live in Tokyo on July 20, 2007. Unfortunately, a bit dark, but still You can enjoy the great performance of the legendary Mike Ratledge's song from Soft Machine's "Sixth"