Robert Wyatt | DNO206 | Released: 11/22/10

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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.


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LP-DNO-206 | Domino | Out now

Add to cart: $20.00

LP comes with CD version in full artwork slip case

  • 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