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Comicopera is an album by Robert Wyatt released on 8 October 2007, available on both CD and double vinyl formats. The vinyl's fourth side contains no music and has a poem etched into its surface. It is Wyatt's first release on the Domino Records label. It features many other musicians, including Brian Eno, Paul Weller, Gilad Atzmon and Phil Manzanera, and was recorded in Wyatt's house and Manzanera's recording studio. The song Del Mondo is a cover from Ko de mondo, the second album of Italian post-punk band Consorzio Suonatori Indipendenti.[7]

Comicopera
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Studio album by
Released2007
GenreProgressive rock, experimental rock, jazz-rock, Canterbury sound, worldbeat
Length1:00:15
LabelDomino Recording Company
ProducerRobert Wyatt
Robert Wyatt chronology
Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8th September 1974
(2005)
Comicopera
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
musicOMH.com4/5 stars [2]
NME(8/10) [3]
Pitchfork Media(7.5/10) [4]
Rockfeedback4/5 stars [5]
Twisted Ear4/5 stars [6]

The Wire named Comicopera the record of the year in its annual critics' poll.[8]

Contents

Track listingEdit

Act One: Lost in Noise

  1. "Stay Tuned" (Anja Garbarek) – 3:49
  2. "Just as You Are" (Alfreda Benge, Wyatt) – 4:21
  3. "You You" (Alfreda Benge, Wyatt) – 4:22
  4. "A.W.O.L." (Alfreda Benge, Wyatt) – 2:56
  5. "Anachronist" (Wyatt) – 3:28

Act Two: The Here and the Now

  1. "A Beautiful Peace" (Wyatt, Brian Eno) – 2:27
  2. "Be Serious" (Wyatt) – 2:56
  3. "On the Town Square" (Wyatt) – 5:26
  4. "Mob Rule" (Wyatt) – 2:16
  5. "A Beautiful War" (Wyatt, Brian Eno) – 2:40
  6. "Out of the Blue" (Alfreda Benge, Wyatt) – 3:41

Act Three: Away With the Fairies

  1. "Del Mondo" (Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, Massimo Zamboni, Gianni Maroccolo, Francesco Magnelli, Giorgio Canali) – 3:29
  2. "Cancion de Julieta" (Federico García Lorca, Wyatt) – 7:32
  3. "Pastafari" (Orphy Robinson) – 4:37
  4. "Fragment" (Alfreda Benge, Wyatt) – 1:38
  5. "Hasta Siempre Comandante" (Carlos Puebla) – 4:37

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. Comicopera at AllMusic
  2. ^ musicOHM review
  3. ^ NME (10/06/2007, p.45)
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  5. ^ Rockfeedback review
  6. ^ Twisted Ear review
  7. ^ Chris Jones, A national treasure makes another peerless album, BBC, 5 October 2007.
  8. ^ "2007 Rewind: Records of the Year Top Ten". The Wire. No. 287. London. January 2008. p. 36 – via Exact Editions.

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