Soft Machine - Third

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A Facelift
Written-By – H. Hopper*
B.a Slightly All The Time
Written-By – M. Ratledge*
B.b Noisette.
Written-By – H. Hopper*
B.c Slightly All The Time
Written-By – M. Ratledge*
C Moon In June
Written-By – R. Wyatt*
D Out-Bloody-Rageous
Written-By – M. Ratledge*

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – CBS Records
  • Recorded At – Fairfield Hall
  • Recorded At – Mothers Club, Birmingham
  • Engineered At – I.B.C. Studios
  • Published By – Robbins Music Corp. Ltd.
  • Published By – A. Schroeder Music Pub. Co. Ltd.
  • Pressed By – CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton
  • Printed By – MacNeill Press Ltd.


  • Alto Saxophone, Saxello – Elton Dean
  • Bass – Hugh Hopper
  • Design [Sleeve] – John Hays
  • Drums, Vocals – Robert Wyatt
  • Engineer – Andy Knight (tracks: B to D)
  • Engineer [Concert Recordings] – Bob Woolford (tracks: A)
  • Flute, Bass Clarinet – Jimmy Hastings
  • Flute, Soprano Saxophone – Lyn Dobson
  • Organ, Piano – Mike Ratledge
  • Photography By [Inside Cover Photo] – Jurgen D. Ensthaler
  • Producer – Soft Machine
  • Trombone – Nick Evans
  • Violin – Rab Spall


A: Robbins Music Corp. Ltd.
B to D: A. Schroeder Music Pub. Co. Ltd.

"Facelift" was recorded live at Fairfield Hall Croydon January 4th 1970 and at Mothers Club, Birmingham January 11th 1970.

℗ 1970
Made in England

CBS Records inner sleeves (identical for disc 1 and 2): Made in Great Britain

3rd UK edition with publisher credits to A. Schroeder Music Pub. Co. Ltd. for sides B to D. Gatefold cover printed and made by MacNeill Press Ltd.
'Heavy on CBS / The Sound Of The 70s' company inner sleeves indicate 1971 as manufacturing date.

The first UK edition with different publisher credits and printing company can be found here.
The 2nd UK edition with identical publisher credits and printer but previous inner sleeve type can be found here
Track B.b is only mentioned inside the gatefold, neither on the tracklisting on the back cover nor on the label. 'O.40' is stated next to the composer credit.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Cat.# disc 1): S 64079
  • Other (Cat.# disc 2): S 64080
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, stamped): S-66246-A1 18 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, stamped): S-66246-B1 13 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C, stamped): S-66246-C1 24 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D, stamped): S-66246-D1 27 A
  • Other (Inner sleeve patent no.): 1,125,555

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
66246 Soft Machine Third ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS 66246 UK 1970
MOVLP183 Soft Machine Third ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Tra) Music On Vinyl MOVLP183 Europe 2016
MHCP 1292~3 Soft Machine Third ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM + Pap) Sony Records Int'l MHCP 1292~3 Japan 2007
SONP 50336-7 Soft Machine Third ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS/Sony SONP 50336-7 Japan 1972
CGK 30339 Soft Machine Third ‎(CD, Album, RE) Columbia CGK 30339 US 1991

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Soft Machine - Third
Soft Machine
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FLAC album's ZIP/RAR size:
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Label: CBS ‎– 66246
Type: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Gatefold cover
Country: UK
Date of released: 1971
Category: Jazz, Rock
Style: Prog Rock, Avantgarde, Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Jazz-Rock, Experimental
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