DRURY LANE LP

Robert Wyatt | REWIGLP48X | Released: 23/10/11

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Convening something of a supergroup to play through Rock Bottom upon its release in 1974, the cast Wyatt assembled is testament both to the high regard he has always been held in - along with his natural ability to blur boundaries between such constraints as the mainstream and the avant-garde.

Here the assorted heavyweights: Mike Oldfield and Pink Floyd's Nick Mason lock with the avant jazz sensibilities of Mongezi Feza, Julie Tippetts and Fred Frith. The result is a glorious sound that frequently edges towards chaos and back with Wyatt’s scat falsetto soaring above proceedings like a dove. The Rock Bottom tracks take on a dreamy physical shape, "Alifi B" starts with Wyatt miaowing before the band begin turning Drury Lane into the Fillmore West.

Listening to Wyatt and Tippetts duetting on "I’m A Believer" as all hell breaks loose around them is to be transported into the front row to witness a very kind of Robert Wyatt magic.

LP

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  • Side A
    01. Introduction By John Peel
     
  • 02. Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening
     
  • 03. Memories
     
  • 04. A Sea Song
     
  • 05. A Last Straw
     
  • 06. Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road
     
  • 07. Alife
     
  • Side B
    01. Alifib
     
  • 02. Mind Of A Child
     
  • 03. Instant Pussy
     
  • 04. Signed Curtain
     
  • 05. Calyx
     
  • 06. Little Red Robin Hood Hit The Road
     
  • 07. I'm A Believer
     
 
 
CD

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  • 01. Introduction By John Peel
     
  • 02. Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening
     
  • 03. Memories
     
  • 04. A Sea Song
     
  • 05. A Last Straw
     
  • 06. Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road
     
  • 07. Alife
     
  • 08. Alifib
     
  • 09. Mind Of A Child
     
  • 10. Instant Pussy
     
  • 11. Signed Curtain
     
  • 12. Calyx
     
  • 13. Little Red Robin Hood Hit The Road
     
  • 14. I'm A Believer
     
 
 
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FILES BY ROBERT WYATT

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Listen to: Sea Song
by Robert Wyatt
 

 
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