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Soupsongs Live: The Music of Robert Wyatt
"From his early days in Soft Machine and work with the likes of Brian Eno, Mike Oldfield, Kevin Ayers and Scritti Politti, to remarkable interpretations of Elvis Costello's 'Shipbuilding', Peter Gabriel's 'Biko', and The Monkees' 'I'm A Believer', Robert Wyatt has become a legendary, lyrical figure in British music. Wyatt has not appeared on stage for over twenty years, but he and musical director Annie Whitehead have organised an exceptional group of musicians who have played with him over his long career to celebrate his work. She and Robert selected the music, which Annie then shaped and arranged for the band, many of whom have contributed to Robert's records. The Soupsongs project was commissioned in 1999 by the London Jazz Festival and Nottinghamshire Live & Direct and had two performances. Both received great acclaim by critics and warmth and affection from audiences. This live recording from Nottingham features work from Robert's solo albums, ranging from Rock Bottom and Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard to his last album Shleep. Musicians: Annie Whitehead (musical director, trombone); Julie Tippetts (vocals); Ian Maidman (vocals, guitar, ukulele, accordion); Harry Beckett (trumpet); Larry Stabbins (saxes); Didier Malherbe (saxes and flute); Phil Manzanera (guitar); Janette Mason (keyboards); Steve Lamb (bass); Liam Genockey (drums)."