January 8, 2020 – 7:54 am


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Tribute To Robert Wyatt 2019
The North Sea Radio Orchestra [no label, 2CD]

Maison de la radio, Paris, France; December 4, 2019. Very good FM broadcast.

A tribute to Robert Wyatt, one of the most influential, innovative and purely revolutionary artists of the 20th (and now 21st) century. Performed by the North Sea Radio Orchestra, the concert is largely dedicated to his ground-breaking album Rock Bottom and this live performance took place only hours earlier in the studios of FIP, the Radio France eclectic station.

My first experience with Robert Wyatt came by way of his association with Soft Machine and seeing them live as opening act for Jimi Hendrix. I knew what to expect from Hendrix. I did not know what to expect from Soft Machine and it was a game and life changer for me.

More than almost anyone else, Soft Machine was a revolutionary step in the progression of Rock music – this came at a time when a lot of bands were exploring and finding new avenues of getting a message across. Soft Machine were riveting and what was to become the basis, the formative first steps in what later became Progressive Rock, happened for me on that stage that night.

The tragic turn Robert Wyatt’s life took, going from one of the greatest drummers of the late ’60s to being wheel-chair bound by the early ’70s was shocking – but it was the end of the story. Far from it. Drumming was merely one avenue of expression Wyatt used – his accident, in a strange and somewhat abstract way, opened up an entirely new world of musical possibilities, no longer confined to percussion. The end result has been a continuing legacy of ground-breaking work and an artist who is still very much an influence over countless musicians and composers.

The show is a little over 90 minutes long – it feels a lot faster than that. -

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Thanks to elgaucho for sharing the show at Dime.

FIP (FM) / Pioneer F91 / Edirol RH-09R / Audacity / XAct / Flac

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 1:29
Track 102. Bad Alchemy 3:05
Track 103. Kew Rhone 4:34
Track 104. The Song 5:41
Track 105. God Song 3:29
Track 106. Forest 5:13
Track 107. The British Road 6:47
Track 108. Free Will and Testament 5:08
Track 109. Maryan 6:02
Track 110. Shipbuilding 5:14
47 mins

Disc 2 (Rock Bottom)
Track 201. Sea Song 6:29
Track 202. A Last Straw 5:22
Track 203. Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road 5:10
Track 204. Alifib 8:06
Track 205. Alife 13:06
Track 206. Little Red Robin Hood Hit the Road 1:25
Track 207. O Caroline 5:02
45 mins

Craig Fortnam - guitar, Farfisa, vocals; director
John Greaves -
bass, piano, vocals
Annie Barbazza - vocals, Farfisa
Nicky Baigent - clarinet
Tommaso Franguelli -
vibraphone, congas
William D Drake -
piano, Farfisa, vocals
Stephen Gilchrist - drums
Luke Crookes - basson
Harry Escott - cello
Laurent Valero - violin, flute

Click here to order Robert Wyatt releases.

  1. 30 Responses to “TRIBUTE TO ROBERT WYATT - PARIS 2019”

  2. Hey Anti , have you ever fucked a farm animal?

    By Derrick on Jan 8, 2020

  3. I think you mean “but it was NOT the end of the story”. And a new low from Derrick - which rock do these creeps crawl out from under?

    By Rod on Jan 8, 2020

  4. Derrick - I thought he WAS a farm animal?!

    By swappers on Jan 8, 2020

  5. u mean yur wife the pig sweeney todd swapper and u the farmer who fucks goats. i know above comment wasnt you derrick

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 8, 2020

  6. You’re right Anti . Not me . More assholes stirring up shit . Probably either of those Jew bastards Russ or Mark

    By Derrick on Jan 8, 2020

  7. Rumor has it Robert gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Jan 8, 2020

  8. could also be that piece of turd sweeney swapper. ill give that cunt half a quid to jump off london bridge and drown

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 8, 2020


    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 8, 2020

  10. Thanks for the wonderful tribute to Robert Wyatt, Big O!

    By Jeanette Weiss on Jan 9, 2020

  11. Golly lawks a lawdy someone rattled Auntie Chrissies cage

    Go take your meds and calm down dear . . . . . . . bless ‘im


    By swappers on Jan 9, 2020

  12. Thank you for this, BigO.

    By Brian Griffin on Jan 9, 2020

  13. Mark thonks nrw words to old songs arr funny. Ok jerkoff, try this one, to the tune of Sgt Pepper:

    I been here each an every day
    Wishin Mark would fuckin go away
    Like Russ he’s a hypocrite
    And his posts are all full of shit
    So let me introduce to you
    The creep youve known for all these years
    Mark, he’s just an excuse for a ma-a-an

    By The Poet on Jan 9, 2020

  14. Picture yourself in a seat in the bleachers
    Its sixties football, and its outta sight
    QB calls the play and the backs run quite slowly
    Every one of them bar none is white

    The Packers are wearing yellow and green
    The Baltimore Colts are in blue
    Bert Starr has got the sun in his eyes
    As you look on…

    We all love Johnny Unitas
    We all love Johnny Unitas
    We all love Johnny Unitas

    By The Poet on Jan 9, 2020

  15. very good poet. very good.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 9, 2020

  16. Anti , the Packers vs the Colts was the rivalry of the 60s . Starr vs Unitas , Lombardi vs Shula . Great memories, all fine gentlemen, not like the motherfuckin coon show offs today

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  17. Great memories was Matte playing QB vs packers when Unitas and Cuozzo was both hurt . Chandlers wide field goal that refs said was good . Johnny U throwin two td passes in the last two minutes to beat pack in 67 . One to Alex Hawkins the clincher to Willie Richardson 13 to 10 was the final score . Packers would still win it all that season. Beating cowboys in the ice bowl and raiders in super bowl 2 . Lombardi’s last championship

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  18. Anti , do you remember how the 67 season ended for the colts ? They was tied with the rams and in the last game in LA the rams crushed them 34 10 . Roman Gabriel was unstoppable. Hit Jack Snow with a long bomb and a couple of others too . The fearsome foursome. Deacon Jones , Merlin Olsen and company sacked Johnny U 8 times in that game . Sad end to the season as division went to rams . Rams season ended the next week in Milwaukee as the Packers took em out 28 7. Pack would win the Ice Bowl over Dallas the next week and super bowl 2 after that . Great time to be a football fan as a kid watching that little black and white tv

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  19. No cable back then . Only three network channels . Remember the great Ray Scott used to call nfl games for CBS , he was usually calling packers games back then . Starr to Dowler touchdown. I can remember it like it was yesterday. Chuck Thompson was the voice of the colts and the Orioles back then . Chuck was also a legendary announcer.and would almost alway call colts and orioles games . He used to wear nice suits and a fedora hat , all class

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  20. The afl had Curt Gowdy , Kyle Rote , Al Derogotis , Jim Simpson, all great announcers. Anti , it’s sad as shit that every single one of em is no longer with us . Man life is so fast and fuckin fleeting

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  21. Think Gowdy and Al Derogotis called the Heidi game Raiders vs Jets 68

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  22. course my family only had a white TV. We bought one without the black on it. Got it from a jew.

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  23. sure i remember the heidi game. that was a big deal back then. man you have a great memory. all the names u mention, tom matte, gary cuozzo damn man. kyle rote, al derogatis. chuck thompson was the man. i remember picking up oriole games on my lil transistor radio. WBAL BALTIMORE.sponsored by national beer and eske franks.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 9, 2020

  24. the only niggers back then were lew alcindor, jim brown cassius clay. oj was an oreo. black on the outside and white on the inside. but those niggers still had more class than the rashids, the raheems, the trayvons of today. bill russell, hank aaron, willie mays all had class. bob gibson was an angry nigger but still had class.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 9, 2020

  25. i cant believe the money the pitchers today make. none of them could carry jim palmer juan marical sandy koufax, steve carltons bob fellers jock. those guys had to go back and deliver mail or pick up trash. man if i was drysdale or one of those greats i would be pissed as hell with the money i made and the talent blows away the crap we have today. remeber mel allen and red barber, ralph kiner and lindsy nelson as broadcasters.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 9, 2020

  26. i remember the fearsome foursome, the purple people eaters, the steel curtain, the immaculate reception, fuckin roger the dodger, jake the snake, lance alworth, tom hadl, jackie kemp, len dawson, otis taylor. are u kidding me.back then football was a mans game. today its like that sabbath song fairies wear boots. :-)

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 9, 2020

  27. I played the Albert Hall with Led Zeppelin
    Every member of the band was nervous and for good reason. We had played the Albert Hall previously on the Pop Proms, but today in 1970 we were to headline our own show at the most prestigious venue at that time. During the previous year we had been putting in a lot of time in America and recorded the second album, released on 22nd October 1969. It was going to be a critical test of our ability; not only to our fans, but to the press and our families and all in attendance that evening. That evening I met Charlotte, my daughter Scarlet’s mother.
    Also on this day in 1969 was the first night at The Fillmore in San Francisco; my birthday and an historic night for Led Zeppelin.

    By Jimmy Page on Jan 9, 2020

  28. The coons back then was gentlemen . Anti , when did the coons start with all them weird fuckin names . Rasheed ‘ Jamal ‘ Tyreek ‘ Demarcus ‘ shkeen , Jaylon ‘ Lamar ‘ all the coon athletes have them weird African gorilla soundin names today . Back in the old days they had normal names . Frank Robinson ‘ Hank Aaron ‘ Bob Gibson ‘ Lou Brock ‘ Curt Flood ‘ Don Buford ‘ Paul Blair ‘ Bill Russell ‘ Cassius Clay ‘ Willie Mays ‘ Ernie Banks etc . All black athletes with normal names . What white dude today is named Tyreek ?

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  29. Same with coon bitches , names like shaneeka’ Yolanda’ Jasmine ‘ Laneeka. . Black bitches also used to have normal names

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  30. Happy Newish Year ! Having problems with my computer, broken hard disc. Many fine concerts from here went down the drain. Didn’t burn them to CD-R-discs, more fool me.Robert has a big beard ( couldn’t help myself, ha ha ha ha buuah hah hah ! )Disc 2 has Rock Bottom album in full, that is enough to me to burn these songs to CD-R-rom. Thank you, you are in top class !

    By Arto Parviainen on Jan 12, 2020

  31. Hey Big O - thanks for this one; anything to do with Robert Wyatt, I’m there. This is much appreciated. Hope you an come up with some older Wyatt or Wyatt associated concerts.

    By treborij on Jan 13, 2020

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