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While the instrumental Fourth had forayed deep into jazz-rock territory, Fifth found the Soft Machine working almost completely in the jazz idiom. However, Wyatt's replacement - Phil Howard - didn't prove to be the kind of timekeeper Ratledge and bassist Hugh Hopper had in mind and his free jazz orientation led to his dismissal during the recording of the album.
The Soft Machine (also titled "Volume One" as a reissue) is the debut album by the British jazz rock band Soft Machine, released in 1968. Founded in 1966, Soft Machine (one of the central bands in the Canterbury scene) recorded and released this studio album during their 1968 tour of the USA. It was produced by Chas Chandler and Tom Wilson. The work on this album was one of the essential roots in progressive rock and jazz-fusion.
This item:Fifth by Soft Machine Audio CD £1. 0. Only 3 left in stock. Sent from and sold by VECOSELL. The Soft Machine - Volume Two by Soft Machine Audio CD £. 3. Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). I go through phases of favourite Soft Machine album, I think Fourth and all the Bundles and beyond albums fall out of favour most often but, The Soft Machine, Volume Two, Third, Fifth, Six and Seven are never really out of fashion in my mind.
Fifth was the first Soft Machine album recorded after the departure of founding member Robert Wyatt and continued the band's trend from their original blend of psychedelic and progressive rock towards jazz fusion. Wyatt's replacement was Phil Howard who contributed to the 1971 sessions that comprise side one, after which he left and was replaced by John Marshall for the 1972 recordings that make up side two. Future member Roy Babbington played double bass on side two, as a session musician .