Soft Machine, The

Third (Gatefold) (MOVLP183)

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1970

Third (Gatefold)

Soft Machine, The

Music On Vinyl

8713748981570

LPS 162635

MOVLP183

JAZZ

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180 GRAM DOUBLE GATEFOLD VINYL

Soft Machine released their third album Third in 1970. It is a double album with each side of the vinyl consisting of a single long composition. Its music explores the emerging Jazz Fusion of the type present on Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, which was released just a few months earlier.

Third marks the most major of Soft Machine's several shifts in musical genre over their career, completing their transition from psychedelic music to Jazz. It is a significant milestone of the Canterbury scene, featuring interplay between the band's personnel: Mike Ratledge on keyboards, Robert Wyatt on drums, Hugh Hopper on bass and newest member Elton Dean on saxophone.

PERSONNEL:

  • Hugh Hopper - bass
  • Mike Ratledge - organ, piano
  • Elton Dean - alto sax
  • Roy Babington - double bass
  • Mauk Charig - cornet
  • Nick Evans - trombone
  • Jimmy Hasting - alto flute, bass clarinet
  • Alan Skidmore - teor sax

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • 01. Facelift
  • SIDE B
  • 01. Slightly All the Time
  • SIDE C
  • 01. Moon In June
  • SIDE D
  • 01. Out-Bloody-Rageous