Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard

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All Music Guide - Ted Mills
There was no way that Wyatt's follow-up to Rock Bottom could be as personal and searching, but this album that came barely a year later instead collects some earlier material to be revamped for this release. "Soup Song," for instance, is a rewrite of "Slow Walkin' Talk," written before the forming of Soft Machine. "Team Spirit," written with Phil Manzanera and Bill MacCormick of Quiet Sun, would turn up the same year as "Frontera" on Manzanera's Diamond Head. While some of the songs tend to plod along, the dirge-like "Five Black Notes and One White Notes," a lethargic cover of Offenbach's "Baccarole," Charlie Haden's "Song for Che," and Fred Frith's piano team-up with Wyatt ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ted Mills
There was no way that Wyatt's follow-up to Rock Bottom could be as personal and searching, but this album that came barely a year later instead collects some earlier material to be revamped for this release. "Soup Song," for instance, is a rewrite of "Slow Walkin' Talk," written before the forming of Soft Machine. "Team Spirit," written with Phil Manzanera and Bill MacCormick of Quiet Sun, would turn up the same year as "Frontera" on Manzanera's Diamond Head. While some of the songs tend to plod along, the dirge-like "Five Black Notes and One White Notes," a lethargic cover of Offenbach's "Baccarole," Charlie Haden's "Song for Che," and Fred Frith's piano team-up with Wyatt on "Muddy Mouth" are magical. As usual, the assembled band, including the underrated Gary Windo on sax and Mongezi Feza on trumpet, never dissapoint.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/2009
  • Label: Domino Records Uk
  • EAN: 5034202204114
  • Catalog Number: 41

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robert Wyatt Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals, Multi Instruments, Mouth Percussion
Gary Windo Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Wind
John Greaves Bass, Bass Guitar
Mongezi Feza Trumpet
Brian Eno Synthesizer, Guitar, Keyboards, Multi Instruments
Fred Frith Piano, Viola
George Khan Saxophone
Bill MacCormick Bass, Bass Guitar
Nisar Ahmad Khan Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Laurie Allan Drums
Nisar Ahmad "George" Khan Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Robert Wyatt Producer, Audio Production
Nick Mason Producer, Audio Production
Alfreda Benge Illustrations
Steve Cox Engineer
Fred Frith Composer
Richard Palmer Engineer
Phil Smee Artwork
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