Saturday, October 07, 2006

Robert Wyatt: EPs

I'm not a great Robert Wyatt fan, but this collection of EPs just takes my breath away: specially the first three EPs (songs 1-14), which are loaded with wonderful cover versions, one of which is Elvis Costello's magnificent Shipbuilding, playedeven better by Wyatt, but also with a is-this-really-it?-version of Neil Diamond's I'm a believer, and then Peter Gabriel's Biko among others. The fourth EP is a whole different matter, with the eerie sounds from The Animals Film, and the fifth is a series of remixes of songs from Wyatt's Shleep album.

(And check out the surprise link because it is big fun, trust me!)

See Robert Wyatt on Wiki.
Look in here if you are looking for his solo discography.

This is big, so it's split two parts.

Part 1
Part 2


Anonymous said...

A wonderful post - thanks so much for putting it up. Unfortunately, I get an error when I try to expand Part 2 (Part 1 was fine). Has anyone else had a problem, or is it just me? Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

michelerui79 said...

Try to click on "Keep broken files" when you extract it, and see if it works.

JJ said...

Thanks for this great post!

re problems, UNRAR claims that Yolanda has a problem, but it seems to unrar without problems.

cheers, JJ

JaxR said...

I confirm I also get the message "CRC failed in Part 2\wyatt, robert-eps--11--yolanda.mp3. The file is corrupt" and track 11 is not extracted. The rest of Part2 is OK.
Thanks for the post!

bushwhacker said...

Thanks - I remember the video for 'Shipbuilding' & an OGWT performance by Wyatt, powerful stuff & whilst I agree with his politics I've never heard much of the music so I look forward to listening to these tracks.
NB - yes part2/track11 is corrupt - please post a single trackfix :-)

Mr Unnatural said...

Any chance of re-upping these?

Mr Unnatural said...

Any chance of re-upping these?IQ

Mr Unnatural said...

Any chance of re-upping these?