Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Wonderland consists of Soft Machine tracks from 1967 and 1969-70. Side One of the album was recorded in '67 and features the line-up of Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers, Robert Wyatt and Daevid Allen. Side Two of Wonderland was recorded in '69 and '70 and features Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt, Hugh Hopper and Elton Dean. Soft Machine were an English rock band from Canterbury, named after the book The Soft Machine by William S. Burroughs. They were one of the central bands in the Canterbury scene, and helped pioneer the progressive rock genre. Though they achieved little commercial success, they are considered to be one of the more influential bands of their era.