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Wyatt, Robert: Shleep
Robert Wyatt was a founding member of the Soft Machine. Philip Catherine plays guitar on this 1997 solo album.

Year:  1997
Media:  CD album
Label: Thirsty Ear
Release no: thi 57040.2
Manufactured: USA


Musicians: Robert Wyatt
Philip Catherine
Gary Adzukx
Brian Eno
Phil Manzanera
Chucho Merchan
Producer: Robert Wyatt
Engineer: Jamie Johnson
Studio: Phil Manzanera's Gallery Studio, Chertsey


Wyatt, Robert: Shleep
Robert Wyatt was a founding member of the Soft Machine, who along with Pink Floyd Helped to transform the late sixties psychedelic scene in the UK into something more lasting.

Through successive albums, Soft Machine soon moved toward a more jazz-based fusion with rock music, punctuated by Wyatt's distinctive drumming and vocals, attracting a massive following across Europe. After extensive touring, Wyatt left intending to pursue a solo career, but instead assembled Matching Mole who released two critically acclaimed LP's before disbanding prematurely.

In 1973, Wyatt fell from a third floor window during a party, leaving him paralysed from the waist downwards. From that day onwards he has concentrated his efforts into solo recordings, mixing simple and effective keyboard melody lines with poignant lyrics, often filled with personal and political references.

Philip Catherine co-wrote and plays guitar on the track Maryan.


Tracks: Heaps of sheeps (Benge/Wyatt)
The duchess (Wyatt)
Maryan (Wyatt/Catherine)
Was a friend (Wyatt/Hopper)
Free will and testament (Wyatt/Kramer)
September the ninth (Benge/Wyatt)
Alien (Benge/Wyatt)
Out of season (Benge/Wyatt)
A Sunday in Madrid (Benge/Wyatt)
Blues in Bob minor (Wyatt)
The whole point of no return (Weller)


Unique identifier: 61

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