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The Hapless Child: And Other Inscrutable Stories

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  • Audio CD (27 Jan. 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Watt / ECM
  • ASIN: B000026FK6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  Vinyl |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 786,807 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Compositions by Michael Mantler and lyrics from "Amphigorey" by the fur-swathed Edward Gorey, who writes and draws the "miseries of childhood", comprise "the most bizarre album of Gorey Stories" as the Washington Post wrote.

'The Hapless Child' unites Carla Bley on keyboards with Jack DeJohnette on drums and Steve Swallow on electric bass with Robert Wyatt's lisping vocals and Terje Rypdal's soaring guitar. "The Hapless Child emerges as an extremely impressive album"- Melody Maker.

Recorded 1975-76

Words by Edward Gorey

Personnel: Robert Wyatt - (vocals), Carla Bley - (piano, clavinet, string synthesizer), Steve Swallow - (bass guitar), Jack DeJohnette - (drums, percussion), Terje Rypdal - (guitar), Alfreda Benge - (speaker), Albert Caulder - (additional speaker), Nick Mason - (additional speaker)

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T. J. May
5.0 out of 5 starsMasterful story telling, painfully beautiful
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Michael W. Draine
5.0 out of 5 starsA Dreadful Pleasure
23 February 2004 - Published on
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C. R. Van Valen
5.0 out of 5 starsThe stuff that nightmares are made of
26 December 2006 - Published on
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