Robert Wyatt Dondestan Revisited 1991-1998 on LP + CD
Part One of the Rober Wyatt Vinyl Re-issue Series
It’s far too easy to abuse the phrase “living legend,” but when used to describe Robert Wyatt, you’re in no danger of hyperbole: gifted songwriter; political activist; drummer in the Canterbury jazz/prog pioneers Soft Machine and contemporaries of the original lineup of Pink Floyd; collaborator with the likes of Brian Eno, David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Fred Frith, Paul Weller, Scritti Politti, Elvis Costello and his beloved wife Alfreda Benge, to name but a few.
Perhaps his greatest gift though is his voice, a reedy instrument of great warmth and emotion; one need only hear his interpretation of the classic “Shipbuilding” (a song that was written for him by Costello and producer Clive Langer) and you shall be smitten for life. Domino is incredibly honored to be releasing a near-complete re-issue series of Robert’s solo recorded works in the form of these LP+CD versions.
Originally released in 1991, Dondestan was remixed and reappraised in the studio in 1998 as Dondestan Revisited. Wyatt claimed he 'ran out of words' so by basing half of the album's tracks on her beautifully fragmented lyrics, began a song writing collaboration with wife Alfie Benge that flourishes to this day. Unlike its predecessor, Dondestan also reunites Wyatt with the top half of the drum kit, which makes for typically inventive, lively and reflective accompaniment.
Robert Wyatt Dondestan Revisited 1991-1998 Track Listing
1. CP Jeebies
2. N.I.O. (New Information Order)
4. Sight Of The Wind
6. Catholic Architecture
8. Costa (Memories Of Under-Development)
9. Left On Man
10. Lisp Service