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  Наименование CD :
   I. II



Год издания : 1968/1969

Компания звукозаписи : One Way, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Psychedelic

Время звучания : 1:15:03

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Rock (Psychedelic)      

2 LP on 1 CD

## 1 - 13, "Volume One", One Way (4.5*), 1968

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. With only one real break (at the end of side one), the songs merge into each other - not always smoothly, but always with a sense of flair that rescues any potential miscues. Wyatt takes most of the vocals, and proves himself a surprisingly evocative singer despite his lack of range. Like Pink Floyd's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Volume One was one of the few over-ambitious records of the psychedelic era that actually delivered on all its incredible promise. [Volume One is also available in a CD release combined with Volume Two.]

## 14 - 30, "Volume Two", One Way (4.5*), 1969

The first Soft Machine LP usually got the attention, with its movable parts sleeve, as well as the presence of ultra-talented songwriter Kevin Ayers. But musically, Volume Two better conveys the Dada-ist whimsy and powerful avant-rock leanings of the band. Hugh Hopper took over for Ayers on bass, and his fuzz tones and experimental leanings supplanted Ayers' pop emphasis. The creative nucleus behind this most progressive of progressive rock albums, however, is Robert Wyatt. He provides the musical arrangements to Hopper's quirky ideas on the steam-of-consciousness collection of tunes ("Rivmic Melodies") on side one. Unlike the first record, which sounded choppy and often somnolent, this one blends together better, and it has a livelier sound. The addition of session horn players enhanced the Softs' non-guitar lineup, and keyboardist Mike Ratledge, whose musical erudition frequently clashed in the early days with the free-spirited Wyatt, Ayers, and Daevid Allen, lightened his touch here. He even contributes one of the album's highlights with "Pig" ("Virgins are boring/they should be grateful for the things they're ignoring"). But it's Wyatt who lifts this odd musical jewel to its artistic heights. He uses his tender voice like a jazz instrument, scatting (in Spanish!) on "Dada Was Here," and sounding entirely heartfelt in "Have You Ever Bean Green," a brief tribute to the Jimi Hendrix Experience, with whom the Softs toured ("Thank you Noel and Mitch, thank you Jim, for our exposure to the crowd"). Fans of the Canterbury scene will also relish "As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still," a loving tribute to ex-bandmate Ayers. This is the one record that effectively assimilates rock, absurdist humor, jazz, and the avant-garde, and it misses classic status only due to some dissonant instrumentation on side two.

- Peter Kurtz (All Music Guide)


  Соисполнители :

Brian Hopper (Saxophone)
Hugh Hopper (Guitar, Bass, Guitar)
Kevin Ayres (Guitar)
Mike Ratledge (Organ, Piano)
Robert Wyatt (Bass, Guitar, Cello, Drums, Vocals)


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Длительность

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   1 Hope For Happiness     T       0:04:22 Ayers / Hopper / Ratledge
   2 Joy Of A Toy         0:02:50 Ayers / Ratledge
   3 Hope For Happiness     T       0:01:39 Reprise
   4 Why Am I So Short?     T       0:01:38 Ayers / Hopper / Ratledge
   5 So Boot If At All         0:07:25 Ayers / Ratledge / Wyatt
   6 A Certain Kind     T       0:04:15 Hopper
   7 Save Yourself     T       0:02:25 Wyatt
   8 Priscilla     T       0:01:03 Ayers / Ratledge / Wyatt
   9 Lullabye Letter     T       0:04:43 Ayers
   10 We Did It Again         0:03:46 -"-
   11 Plus Belle Qu'une Poubelle         0:01:01 -"-
   12 Why Are We Sleeping?     T       0:05:33 Ayers / Ratledge / Wyatt
   13 Box 25 / 4 Lid         0:00:50 Hopper / Ratledge
   14 Pataphysical Introduction, Pt. 1     T       0:01:01 Wyatt
   15 A Concise British Alphabet, Pt. 1         0:00:10 Arr. Wyatt / Hopper / Wyatt
   16 Hibou, Anemone And Bear     T       0:05:59 Ratledge / Wyatt
   17 A Concise British Alphabet, Pt. 2         0:00:12 Arr. Wyatt / Hopper / Wyatt
   18 Hulloder     T       0:00:54 Arr. Wyatt / Hopper
   19 Dada Was Here     T       0:03:26 Arr. Wyatt / Hopper / Wyatt
   20 Thank You Pierrot Lunaire         0:00:49 Arr. Wyatt / Hopper
   21 Have You Ever Bean Green?     T       0:01:19 -"-
   22 Pataphysical Introduction, Pt. 2     T       0:00:51 Wyatt
   23 Out Of Tunes         0:02:34 Hopper / Ratledge / Wyatt
   24 As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still     T       0:02:35 Ratledge / Wyatt
   25 Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening     T       0:02:32 Hopper
   26 Fire Engine Passing With Bells Clanging         0:01:51 Ratledge
   27 P I G     T       0:02:09 -"-
   28 Orange Skin Food         0:01:48 -"-
   29 A Door Opens And Closes         0:01:10 -"-
   30 10:30 Returns To The Bedroom         0:04:14 Hopper / Ratledge / Wyatt

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