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Robert Wyatt

Robert Wyatt
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England
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Robert Wyatt (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945) first came to notice as the drummer of Soft Machine, then went on to become one of the most creative forces in independent music. In 1963 Wyatt joined the Daevid Allen Trio with Allen and Hugh Hopper. Allen subsequently left for France, and Wyatt and Hopper formed the Wilde Flowers with Kevin Ayers, Richard Sinclair, and Brian Hopper. Wyatt was initially the drummer in the Wilde Flowers, but following the departure of Ayers, he also became lead singer. In 1966, the Wilde Flowers disintegrated, and Wyatt, along with Mike Ratledge, was invited to join Soft Machine by Kevin Ayers and Daevid Allen. Wyatt left Soft Machine in 1971 and began a prolific and diverse series of collaborations and solo recordings spanning jazz, rock, and avant-garde styles.
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Releases on file (87)
Mary Halvorson's Code Girl — Artlessly Falling Mary Halvorson's Code Girl — Artlessly Falling
(Bandcamp Firehouse 12 FH12-04-01-034, 2020, CD / 2LP / DL)
North Sea Radio Orchestra / John Greaves / Annie Barbazza — Folly Bololey - Songs from Robert Wyatt's Rock Bottom North Sea Radio Orchestra / John Greaves / Annie Barbazza — Folly Bololey - Songs from Robert Wyatt's Rock Bottom
(Dark Companion DC012, 2019, CD / DL)
North Sea Radio Orchestra — Dronne North Sea Radio Orchestra — Dronne
(The Household Mark THM001, 2016, CD)
David Gilmour — Rattle That Lock David Gilmour — Rattle That Lock
(Columbia 888751232723, 2015, CD+DVD)
Various Artists — Romantic Warriors III: Canterbury Tales Various Artists — Romantic Warriors III: Canterbury Tales
(Zeitgeist Media 3, 2015, DVD)
Grasscut — Catholic Architecture Grasscut — Catholic Architecture
(Ninja Tune , 2014, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Volume 1 - Memories Hugh Hopper — Volume 1 - Memories
(Gonzo Multimedia HST240CD, 2014, CD)
Dave Sinclair — Stream Dave Sinclair — Stream
(Crescent CRSCNT 002, 2011, CD)
Wyatt / Atzmon / Stephen — ...For the Ghosts Within Wyatt / Atzmon / Stephen — ...For the Ghosts Within
(Domino DNO 271, 2010, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Volume 10 - Was a Friend Hugh Hopper — Volume 10 - Was a Friend
(Gonzo Multimedia HST261CD, 2009/2015, CD)
David Byrne & Brian Eno — Everything That Happens Will Happen Today David Byrne & Brian Eno — Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
(Todomundo TODO 002, 2008, CD)
Robert Wyatt — Comicopera Robert Wyatt — Comicopera
(Domino WIGCD202, 2007, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Volume 9 - Anatomy of a Facelift Hugh Hopper — Volume 9 - Anatomy of a Facelift
(Gonzo Multimedia HST260CD, 2007/2015, CD)
David Gilmour — Remember That Night - Live at the Royal Albert Hall David Gilmour — Remember That Night - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
(Columbia 88697 07424 9, 2006, 2DVD)
Phil Manzanera — 50 Minutes Later Phil Manzanera — 50 Minutes Later
(Hannibal HNCD1503, 2005, CD)
Phil Manzanera — 6pm Phil Manzanera — 6pm
(Hannibal HNCD1471, 2004, CD)
Brian Hopper — If Ever I Am Brian Hopper — If Ever I Am
(Voiceprint VP338CD, 2004, CD)
Björk — Medúlla Björk — Medúlla
(Elektra 62984-2, 2004, CD)
Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble — musiK / Re-Arranging the 20th Century Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble — musiK / Re-Arranging the 20th Century
(Enja TIP-888 848 2, 2004, CD)
Sigmatropic — Sixteen Haiku & Other Stories Sigmatropic — Sixteen Haiku & Other Stories
(Thirsty Ear THI57142.2, 2004, CD)
Robert Wyatt — Cuckooland Robert Wyatt — Cuckooland
(Hannibal HNCD1468, 2003, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Jazzloops Hugh Hopper — Jazzloops
(Burning Shed no#, 2003, CD)
Robert Wyatt — Solar Fires Burn for You Robert Wyatt — Solar Fires Burn for You
(Cuneiform Rune 175, 2003, CD)
Various Artists — Soupsongs Live: The Music of Robert Wyatt Various Artists — Soupsongs Live: The Music of Robert Wyatt
(Jazzprint JPVP101CD, 2002, 2CD)
Robert Wyatt — Postcards from Italy Robert Wyatt — Postcards from Italy
(Sonic Book SONIC.028 , 2001, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Parabolic Versions Hugh Hopper — Parabolic Versions
(Voiceprint VP209CD, 2000, CD)
Robert Wyatt — EPs Robert Wyatt — EPs
(Hannibal HNCD 1440, 1999, 4CD)
Various Artists — To Canterbury and Beyond - A Tribute to the Canterbury Scene Various Artists — To Canterbury and Beyond - A Tribute to the Canterbury Scene
(Mellow MMP 361 A/B, 1999, 2CD)
Phil Manzanera — Vozero Phil Manzanera — Vozero
(Hannibal HNCD 1474, 1999/2015, CD)
Various Artists — The Different You - Robert Wyatt e Noi Various Artists — The Different You - Robert Wyatt e Noi
(300 496-2, 1998, CD)
Robert Wyatt — Little Red Robin Hood - A Documentary Robert Wyatt — Little Red Robin Hood - A Documentary
(boid v-boid 1, 1998, VHS)
Robert Wyatt — Shleep Robert Wyatt — Shleep
(Thirsty Ear thi 57040.2, 1997, CD)
Robert Wyatt — Flotsam Jetsam Robert Wyatt — Flotsam Jetsam
(Rough Trade R3112, 1994, CD)
Hugh Hopper & Kramer — A Remark Hugh Made Hugh Hopper & Kramer — A Remark Hugh Made
(Shimmy Disc / Second Shimmy Sh-076, 1994, CD)
John Greaves — Songs John Greaves — Songs
(Resurgence RES112CD, 1993, CD)
Gary Windo — Anglo American Gary Windo — Anglo American
(Cuneiform Rune 189, 1992/2004, CD)
Robert Wyatt — Dondestan Robert Wyatt — Dondestan
(Thirsty Ear Thi 57075.2, 1991/1998, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Beauty Ryuichi Sakamoto — Beauty
(Virgin VJD-32235, 1989, CD)
Syd Barrett — Opel Syd Barrett — Opel
(Harvest 5099991755629, 1988/2010, CD)
Phil Manzanera — Guitarissimo Phil Manzanera — Guitarissimo
(E.G. Records EGCD 69, 1986, CD)
Gary Windo — His Master's Bones Gary Windo — His Master's Bones
(Cuneiform Rune 89, 1984/1996, CD)
Various Artists — Recommended Records Sampler Various Artists — Recommended Records Sampler
(Recommended Records (RéR) ReR 25A/B, 1982/2009, 2CD)
Nick Mason — Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports Nick Mason — Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports
(Sony Music WK 75070, 1981/1995, CD)
Various Artists — Miniatures (A Sequence of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces Edited by Morgan-Fisher) Various Artists — Miniatures (A Sequence of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces Edited by Morgan-Fisher)
(Blueprint BP159CD, 1980/1994, CD)
Brian Eno — Ambient 1 (Music for Airports) Brian Eno — Ambient 1 (Music for Airports)
(Virgin ENOCDX 6, 1978/2009, CD)
Henry Cow — Concerts Henry Cow — Concerts
(ReR Megacorp HC 5 & 6, 1976/2006, 2CD)
Michael Mantler / Edward Gorey — The Hapless Child and Other Inscrutable Stories Michael Mantler / Edward Gorey — The Hapless Child and Other Inscrutable Stories
(WATT4 831-828-2, 1976/1999, CD)
Henry Cow — The Road: Volumes 1-5 Henry Cow — The Road: Volumes 1-5
(ReR Megacorp HC 40, 1976/2008, 5CD)
Jan Steele / John Cage — Voices and Instruments Jan Steele / John Cage — Voices and Instruments
(E.G. Records EGED 25 / Obscure 5, 1976/1982, LP)
Phil Manzanera — Diamond Head Phil Manzanera — Diamond Head
(E.G. Records EGCD 19, 1975/1990, CD)
Robert Wyatt — Rock Bottom Robert Wyatt — Rock Bottom
(Thirsty Ear thi 57045.2, 1974/1998, CD)
Robert Wyatt — Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard Robert Wyatt — Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard
(Domino DNO 201, 1974/2008, CD)
Brian Eno — Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) Brian Eno — Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
(Virgin ENOCDX 2, 1974/2009, CD)
Kevin Ayers — Bananamour Kevin Ayers — Bananamour
(EMI 07243-582780-2-6, 1973/2003, CD)
Soft Machine — Fourth / Fifth Soft Machine — Fourth / Fifth
(Columbia 493341 2, 1972/1999, CD)
Matching Mole — March Matching Mole — March
(Cuneiform Rune 172, 1972/2000, CD)
Matching Mole — Matching Mole Matching Mole — Matching Mole
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 22311, 1972/2012, 2CD)
Matching Mole — Matching Mole's Little Red Record Matching Mole — Matching Mole's Little Red Record
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 22312, 1972/2012, 2CD)
Matching Mole — Smoke Signals Matching Mole — Smoke Signals
(Cuneiform Rune 150, 1972/2001, CD)
Kevin Ayers — What More Can I Say... Kevin Ayers — What More Can I Say...
(Reel Recordings RR 009, 1972/2008, CD)
Kevin Ayers — Whatevershebringswesing Kevin Ayers — Whatevershebringswesing
(EMI 07243-582776-2-3, 1972/2003, CD)
Soft Machine — BBC Radio 1967-1971 Soft Machine — BBC Radio 1967-1971
(Hux Records 037, 1971/2003, 2CD)
The Keith Tippett Group — Dedicated to You, but You Weren't Listening The Keith Tippett Group — Dedicated to You, but You Weren't Listening
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2367, 1971/2013, CD)
Soft Machine — Grides Soft Machine — Grides
(Cuneiform Rune 230/231, 1971/2006, CD+DVD)
Soft Machine — Virtually Soft Machine — Virtually
(Cuneiform Rune 100, 1971/1998, CD)
Soft Machine — Backwards Soft Machine — Backwards
(Cuneiform Rune 170, 1970/2002, CD)
Soft Machine — Breda Reactor Soft Machine — Breda Reactor
(Voiceprint VP345CD, 1970/2004, 2CD)
Various Artists — Canterburied Sounds Volume 2 Various Artists — Canterburied Sounds Volume 2
(Voiceprint VP202CD, 1970/1998, CD)
Various Artists — Canterburied Sounds Volume 3 Various Artists — Canterburied Sounds Volume 3
(Voiceprint VP203CD, 1970/1998, CD)
Various Artists — Canterburied Sounds Volume 4 Various Artists — Canterburied Sounds Volume 4
(Voiceprint VP204CD, 1970/1998, CD)
Robert Wyatt — The End of an Ear Robert Wyatt — The End of an Ear
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2324, 1970/2012, CD)
Soft Machine — Facelift Soft Machine — Facelift
(Voiceprint VP233CD, 1970/2002, 2CD)
Kevin Ayers and the Whole World — Hyde Park Free Concert 1970 Kevin Ayers and the Whole World — Hyde Park Free Concert 1970
(Reel Recordings RR 002, 1970/2007, CD)
Soft Machine — Noisette Soft Machine — Noisette
(Cuneiform Rune 130, 1970/2000, CD)
Soft Machine — Third Soft Machine — Third
(BGO BGOCD 180, 1970/1993, CD)
Kevin Ayers — Joy of a Toy Kevin Ayers — Joy of a Toy
(EMI 07243-582776-2-3, 1969/2003, CD)
Soft Machine — Live at the Paradiso 1969 Soft Machine — Live at the Paradiso 1969
(Voiceprint VP139CD, 1969/1995, CD)
Soft Machine — Spaced Soft Machine — Spaced
(Cuneiform Rune 90, 1969/1996, CD)
Wilde Flowers — Tales of Canterbury: The Wilde Flowers Story - Brian's Tale Wilde Flowers — Tales of Canterbury: The Wilde Flowers Story - Brian's Tale
(Voiceprint VPB 123, 1969/1994, CD+Book)
The Soft Machine — Volume Two The Soft Machine — Volume Two
(Sundazed CD 5342, 1969/2010, CD)
The Wilde Flowers — The Wilde Flowers The Wilde Flowers — The Wilde Flowers
(Voiceprint VP123, 1969/1994, CD)
Robert Wyatt — '68 Robert Wyatt — '68
(Cuneiform Rune 375, 1968/2013, CD)
Various Artists — Canterburied Sounds Volume 1 Various Artists — Canterburied Sounds Volume 1
(Voiceprint VP201CD, 1968/1998, CD)
The Soft Machine — The Soft Machine The Soft Machine — The Soft Machine
(Sundazed SC 6305, 1968/2012, CD)
Soft Machine — Soft Machine Turns On, Volume 2 Soft Machine — Soft Machine Turns On, Volume 2
(Voiceprint VP234CD, 1968/2001, CD)
Soft Machine — Soft Machine Turns On, Volume 1 Soft Machine — Soft Machine Turns On, Volume 1
(Voiceprint vp231cd, 1967/2001, CD)
Daevid Allen Trio — Live 1963 Daevid Allen Trio — Live 1963
(Blueprint BP122CD, 1963/2005, CD)

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