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The End Of An Ear [CD]

Robert Wyatt, ZGA Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (18 Nov 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B00000IBBG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,418 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Las Vegas Tango, Pt. 1 (Repeat) (Album Version) 8:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. To Mark Everywhere (Album Version) 2:260.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. To Saintly Bridget (Album Version) 2:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. To Oz Alien Daevyd and Gilly (Album Version) 2:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. To Nick Everyone (Album Version) 9:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. To Caravan and Brother Jim (Album Version) 5:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. To the Old World (Thank You for the Use of Your Body, Goodbye) (Album Version) 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. To Carla, Marsha and Caroline (For Making Everything Beautifuller) (Album Version) 2:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Las Vegas Tango, Pt. 1 (Album Version)11:070.99  Buy MP3 

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4.0 out of 5 stars The source of the RIO 3 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
Robert Wyatt's first solo album, recorded immediately before or more likely immediately after he left Soft Machine. It too is the first RIO album. RIO? Rock in opposition, a small but distinction group of musicians who do anti-rock - but when did you last read about RIO in the media? The best known RIO bands are Henry Cow and Univers Zero; plus other artists who record for Cuneiform and RER.
It is a difficult album but rewarding if you listen with open ears. It is experimental, and nothing Wyatt recorded before this will prepare you for its radical differences, (although the subsequent release, Matching Mole album "Radio One In Concert" has more free improv cum avante jazz - can you imagine Radio One being so outrageous nowadays?). The album inpart is collage of sound samples: samples of drumming, keyboards and Wyatt's mates friends coming in to lay down sax or other snatches of instrumentation. And over most the album is Robert's wordless vocals, primitively (by today's standards) treated to give this weird but interesting series of sound tracks.
Most of the tunes are dedicated to 'Canterbury' friends (e.g Caravan) and it is fun try to work who he is refering to. There is a future and distant echo to 'End of an Ear' in the form of Hugh Hopper's 2003 release 'Jazzloops'.
If you want a challenging night in, gathered around the CD player, and you could do no better than play this album and Hugh Hopper's '1984' back to back.
(Did you know: for the single 'Kiss', Tom Jones/Art Of Noise sampled Steeley Dan's drum track from 'Do It Again' - but if you go further and check out the extended mix version, you will find Steeley Dan gives way to a Wyatt drum track lifted from this album).
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4.0 out of 5 stars A (good mood) work 13 Jan 2011
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Oh dear. Another great solo LP from Robert Wyatt. Alongside Rock Bottom and Ruth this is tops in his catalogue. Difficult? No. Not unless the Atomic Kittens is your modus operandi for listening pleasure. Easy listening. Yes. But both relaxing and perplexing. Jazz? No. It features some jazz elements but it's not really jazz. For example, it has noise and inside piano moments - it knows pop and John Cage and somehow even flows like 'In a Landscape'. In fact if Eno had thought of it I'm sure he would have used that old conceptual chestnut of describing it as 'jazz imagined by beings from another world'. Emotive, abstract, unassuming and musical, it's a (good) mood work. (And well recorded, to boot.)
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2.0 out of 5 stars End of whose ear? 27 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD
If you're a Robert Wyatt fan and have all is other stuff then buy this cd as its er interesting to say the least. If you have dipped into Robert's stuff and your expecting it to be like Shipbuilding or Im a beleiver etc then your in for a shock!! This has more in common with free form jazz!!! I;m not really sure who Robert thought this would sell to, my advice is if you really want a copy buy one when you you see it cheap which is more often than not!!
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