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Volume Two is an LP by The Soft Machine, first released in 1969. Its music introduces a jazz influence to the sort of humour and psychedelia present on "volume one": The Soft Machine (1968).

Contents

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Rivmic Melodies"
    1. "Pataphysical Introduction – part I" (Robert Wyatt) – 1:00
    2. "A Concise British Alphabet – part I" (Hugh Hopper, arr. Wyatt) – 0:10
    3. "Hibou, Anemone and Bear" (Mike Ratledge / Wyatt) – 5:58
    4. "A Concise British Alphabet – part II" (H. Hopper, arr. Wyatt) – 0:12
    5. "Hulloder" (H. Hopper, arr. Wyatt) – 0:52
    6. "Dada Was Here" (H. Hopper, arr. Wyatt) – 3:25
    7. "Thank You Pierrot Lunaire" (H. Hopper, arr. Wyatt) – 0:47
    8. "Have You Ever Bean Green?" (H. Hopper, arr. Wyatt) – 1:23
    9. "Pataphysical Introduction – part II" (Wyatt) – 0:50
    10. "Out of Tunes" (Ratledge / H. Hopper / Wyatt) – 2:30

Side two

  1. "As Long as He Lies Perfectly Still" (Ratledge / Wyatt) – 2:30
  2. "Dedicated to You But You Weren't Listening" (H. Hopper) – 2:30
  3. "Esther's Nose Job"
    1. "Fire Engine Passing with Bells Clanging" (Ratledge) – 1:50
    2. "Pig" (Ratledge / Wyatt) – 2:08
    3. "Orange Skin Food" (Ratledge) – 1:52
    4. "A Door Opens and Closes" (Ratledge) – 1:09
    5. "10:30 Returns to the Bedroom" (Ratledge / H. Hopper / Wyatt) – 4:14

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