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Good songs but something's missing
on 17 December 2008
Robert Wyatt is, and has always been, a great songwriter and a distinctive singer capable of deliverings lyrics with great humour, deep sadness, beauty, biting political irony... whatever is required. It's also a very affected voice which can annoy.
This album, recorded in 1985 and played entirely by himself, has all these qualities. But, for me, the lack of interplay between musicians, renders some of his great tunes more shallow than they deserve. Each track can sound somewhat similar and so nothing stands out - a real shame. But if you like other work by Robert Wyatt,you'll probaly still like this.