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Soft Machine was formed in 1966 by Robert Wyatt, Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers and Daevid Allen. Wyatt had already worked with Allen in the Daevid Allen Trio (which Ratledge occasionally jammed with) in 1963, and with Ayers in the Wilde Flowers in 1964. Although the band had its roots in Canterbury, it soon became a London-based band.

In January 1967, the band's one and only single ever was recorded : it had two songs on it, “Loves Make Sweet Music” and “Feelin', Reelin', Squeelin'”. Three months later, a collections of demos was recorded at DeLane Lea Studios with producer Giorgio Gomelsky, but not officially released until 1971 (on two compilations on the French Byg label). At that time, Soft Machine had already become something of a 'cult' band on the London psychedelic scene, gigging at places like the Roundhouse or the UFO. On April 29th, 1967, they took part in an event set up by the underground paper 'International Times', which also featured the Pink Floyd, and was given the name, '14 Hour Technicolor Dream'....
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    Live At Het Turfschip, Netherlands, 31 January 1970

    Comma (Japan)
    2012
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    Proto

    Comma (Japan)
    2012
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    Tales of Taliesin: The EMI Years Anthology 1975-1981

    Esoteric Recordings
    2011
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    Soft Machine At Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club

    Comma (Japan)
    2011
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    Alive & Well: Recorded in Paris

    Esoteric Recordings
    2011
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    Softs

    Esoteric Recordings
    2010
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    Bundles

    Esoteric Recordings
    2010
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Featured recording “Tales of Taliesin: The EMI Years Anthology 1975-1981”

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Tales of Taliesin: The EMI Years Anthology 1975-1981

Esoteric Recordings (2011)

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