Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect introduction :-), 7 May 2014
This review is from: Greatest Misses (Audio CD)
I would highly recommend His Greatest Misses to a new listener who hasn't been initiated into the delights of Robert Wyatt's esoteric and idiosyncratic music. There are two chart hits in this collection, I'm a Believer and the beautiful, haunting rendition of Elvis Costello's Shipbuilding which Robert is most famous for. Along side these slices of pure pop, we have the moody and dark progressive rock of Little Red Robin Hood, featuring Ivor Cutler, the humorous Eno produced Heaps of Sheep, and Wyatt's piece de resistance, the hauntingly beautiful Sea Song. Arauco, which is in Spanish shows off what a deceptively accomplished singer Robert is, his working class southern estuary accent perfectly suited to the Spanish lyric. Robert's voice is a thing of frail beauty, tho an acquired taste, one worth acquiring. In a world poisoned by the X Factor, there are few unique voices left to be heard. Robert's voice is agile and instrument like, poignant and deeply heartfelt. Recommended tracks also include his unique cover of Chic's At Last I Am Free, which is a moment of true beauty, giving this old disco track a whole new dimension. It wouldn't be right not to mention Poor Little Alfie, a tribute to Robert's wife and muse Alfie, who contributes lyrics, art and occasional vocals.
This album is a grower, put it on repeat and let it sink in, don't expect to love every track at first listen, it takes repeatedlistens to fully reveal it's secrets.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.6 out of 5 stars (13 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (11)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:
 (1)
 
 
 
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 44,327