The Soft Machine - 1st

THE SOFT MACHINE The Soft Machine (Super Rare 1969 Japanese first issue 13-track deep groove stereo LP on a black ABC Probe label manufactured by King Record, the landmark debut album from Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers & Mike Ratledge. Comes housed in a unique non-gatefold pasted picture sleeve which puts the uncensored image of the nude girl from the back cover of the first US edition on the front (she was later covered with a bikini on American re-releases)! This is a very elusive title that even our Japanese buyer struggles to find - we do not believe an obi-strip was ever issued & the LP could well have been withdrawn, which would explain its rarity. The back cover features a unique green tinted image of the band that was on the inner gatefold of the US version in full colour, complete with a Japanese/lyric insert with printed "1969" date. The matte cover is Very Good [thin 8cm split in bottom edge] with some mild foxing & a little minor paper splitting along the spine, with all text legible. The fantastic artwork has lost none of its impact, there is no writing & this would appear to be one of the few surviving copies out there on the market. The heavyweight vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with just a few faint paper hairlines or spindle marks not affecting play. A superb find! SR-303)

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Price Info
$493.75, £395.00  
Product Availability Last copy in stock. Order now for shipping on Thursday 29th October
Release Year 1969 - 51 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label ABC Probe
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Product Catalogue No SR-303
Music Genre
Country Comes from Japan Comes from 'Japan'
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Tracklisting & More Information

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

LP RECORD  
Recording Artist Soft Machine
Product Title The Soft Machine - 1st
Product Information Soft Machine The Soft Machine - 1st Japan vinyl LP album (LP record).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info Deleted - A deleted or out-of-print item is one that is no longer manufactured. However, we stock thousands of out-of-print formats and we specialise in tracking down out-of-print, deleted and hard-to-find releases.
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