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String Driven Thing - The Machine That Cried mp3 album

  • Performer: String Driven Thing
  • Title: The Machine That Cried
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Released: 2017
  • Style: Prog Rock
  • MP3 album: 1723 mb
  • FLAC album: 1428 mb
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 608
String Driven Thing - The Machine That Cried mp3 album

The Machine That Cried. Cargo Records UK (от лица компании "Ozit"); EMI Music Publishing" и другие авторские общества (1).

24 Bit remaster 2008. Recorded in London summer '73. Licensor: Ozit Morpheus Records. Other (Original ca. o): CAS 1070. Mastering SID Code: IFPI L236.

String Driven Thing originally were just that: their first album is drumless. At the time it was the more critically acclaimed than this, their follow-up, but time works its magic, and this is now seen as their best album beyond doubt. There are still some reservations: the production job gives a muddy,edgy quality to the album, which maybe benefits the rockier numbers, but doesn't help the softer pieces. However, enough apologies: there is a consistent quality to the material here, both melodically and lyrically.

String Driven Thing – To See You. 6:03. String Driven Thing – People On The Street. String Driven Thing – Call Out for Mercy. String Driven Thing – The Machine That Cried. String Driven Thing – Timpani for the Devil. String Driven Thing – To See You.

Sold Down the River, 04:29. People On the Street, 06:03. The Machine That Cried, 05:19. If Only the Good, 04:26.

More By String Driven Thing. See All. In the Studio '72 Plus Live In Switzerland '73 & London '95.

String Driven Thing is a music studio album recording by STRING DRIVEN THING (Prog Folk/Progressive Rock) released in 1970 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. machine that cried by string driven thing (2002-11-22) ozit records. Songs From Another Country by STRING DRIVEN THING (2013-05-04) Backshop Records.

String Driven Thing were a 1970s Prog-rock band from Scotland led by husband and wife Chris Adams and Pauline Adams and featuring the electric violin of Graham Smith. While this group's name is often the impetus for "String Driven Thing" falsely acquiring a folk-rock classification, they were in actuality a boogie and psychedelia-laced rock & roll band who happened to have electric violin as their lead instrument. In 1973, when this album was initially released, very few rock bands featured the violin as prominently as they did. Charisma, their label at the time, considered.

This album at times showed signs of creativity, but unfortunately its inconsistency was symptomatic of String Driven Thing's career. The slow soft rock numbers are the bane of this recording, while the manic psychedelic pieces like "Sold Down the River," "Heartfeeder," and "Night Club" showed this band at its finest.


1 Heartfeeder 6:29
2 To See You 3:50
3 Night Club 4:51
4 Sold Down The River 4:18
5 Two Timin' Rama 3:05
6 Travelling 2:48
7 People On The Street 6:00
8 The House 2:29
9 The Machine That Cried 5:12
River Of Sleep (10:56)
10a The Sowee
10b Search In Time
10c Going Down

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mooncrest Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Repertoire Records
  • Licensed From – Shel Talmy Productions
  • Published By – Mooncrest Music
  • Recorded At – I.B.C. Studios
  • Recorded At – Advision Studios
  • Made By – Sony DADC – A0000080929-0101


  • Bass – Bill Hatje (tracks: 6, 8, 9), Colin Wilson
  • Cello – Clare Sealey (tracks: 1)
  • Cover – Hipgnosis
  • Drums, Congas – Billy 'The Kid' Fairley*
  • Engineer [1st Engineer] – Damon Lyon-Shaw
  • Engineer [2nd Engineer] – Hugh Johns*
  • Producer – Shel Talmy
  • Sleeve Notes – Bernd Matheja
  • Violin, Viola – Grahame Smith*
  • Vocals, Guitar – Chris Adams
  • Vocals, Percussion – Pauline Adams
  • Written-By [All Songs] – Chris Adams
  • Written-By [Co-] – Grahame Smith* (tracks: 4), Pauline Adams (tracks: 7)


Total playing time: 51:19

℗ 1973
Packaged in a jewel case with clear tray and folding out 6 page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 009910 420720
  • Matrix / Runout: Sony DADC A0000080929-0101 33
  • Label Code: LC 8065
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code: none

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CAS 1070 String Driven Thing The Machine That Cried ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Charisma CAS 1070 UK 1973
OZCD 00021 String Driven Thing The Machine That Cried ‎(CD, Album, RM) Ozit-Morpheus Records OZCD 00021 UK 1996
ECLEC 2346 String Driven Thing The Machine That Cried ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2346 UK & Europe 2012
AIRAC-1499 String Driven Thing The Machine That Cried ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Air Mail Archive, Charisma AIRAC-1499 Japan 2008
FC 6063 String Driven Thing The Machine That Cried ‎(LP, Album) Charisma FC 6063 US 1973

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