Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8th September 1974. Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8th September 1974 is a 2005 live album by English progressive rock musician Robert Wyatt, documenting a concert on that date at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. The concert took place the year after Wyatt had fallen from a fourth-storey window and become paralysed from the waist down. Since the accident, Wyatt has used a wheelchair.
Recorded on September 8, 1974, this set features Robert Wyatt (post-accident) with a slew of mates, including Ivor Cutler! Introduced by John Peel and recorded by the BBC - only a little over half the concert survives - this is a wild, freewheeling document featuring Wyatt, Cutler, and Julie Tippetts on vocals; Dave Stewart and Tippetts on keyboards; alternate drummers Nick Mason and Laurie Allan; Hugh Hopper on bass; Fred Frith on guitar, violin, and viola; the late Mongezi Feza. Wyatt is in excellent form here, and the bandmembers, who are a bit ragged in places, are nonetheless tight and full of fire. From "Dedicated to You But You Weren't Listening" and "Memories" to "Alfie," "Instant Pussy," "Mind of a Child," and "Little Red Robin Hood Hit the Road," this set is alternately an early tribute recording to Wyatt and a fine get-together of friends from the Canterbury scene.
Recorded live 8th September 1974 at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Mixed at Gallery Studios, Killburn, Summer 2005. Matrix, Runout: Z45223 M1S3 A4 P2 571507-2 03.
Recorded live 8th September 1974 at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London. P)2005 Domino Recording C. td. Other Versions (5 of 11) View All. Cat.
Robert Wyatt Friends – Memories - Live 1974 Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Robert Wyatt & Friends – Introduction by John Peel (live at Theatr. :58. Robert Wyatt & Friends – Memories (live at Theatre Royal Drury Lane . :26. Robert Wyatt & Friends – Mind Of A Child (live at Theatre Royal Drur. :12. Robert Wyatt & Friends – Little Red Robin Hood Hit The Road (live a. Robert Wyatt – Memories (Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8t. :38. Robert Wyatt & Friends – A Last Straw (live at Theatre Royal Drur. :28.
As the first anniversary of John Peel's death approaches, it's a little eerie to hear the 1974 Peeler, as compère, announcing: "Opportunity knocks for Robert Wyatt of Twickenham. But this is an eerie 1970s curio. Originally a famous bootleg, it captures the former Soft Machine man's first gig after the accident that left him paralysed, and documents Wyatt literally finding his voice. The "friends" include Dave Stewart, Nick Mason and Ivor Cutler
Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8th September 1974. Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Sonically, the recording is very present, though a bit overloaded in places, but the music more than compensates for this.
Home R Robert Wyatt Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8th September 1974. Robert Wyatt (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945, Bristol) is an English musician, and founding member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine, with a long and distinguished solo career. He is married to English painter and songwriter Alfreda Benge.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A1||Introduction By John Peel||2:18|
|A2||Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening
Written-By – Hopper*
Written-By – Hopper*
|B1||A Last Straw||4:39|
|B2||Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road||6:43|
|C1||Mind Of A Child
Written-By – Tippetts*
Written-By – Miller*
|D1||Little Red Robin Hood Hit The Road||6:24|
|D2||I'm A Believer
Written-By – Diamond*
- Recorded At – Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
- Artwork By [Package Design] – Phil Smee
- Bass Guitar – Hugh Hopper
- Drums – Laurie Allan, Nick Mason
- Guitar – Mike Oldfield
- Keyboards – Dave Stewart
- Mixed By – Jamie Johnson
- Producer – Robert Wyatt
- Reeds – Gary Windo
- Trumpet – Mongezi Feza
- Violin, Guitar, Viola – Fred Frith
- Vocals – Ivor Cutler, John Peel, Robert Wyatt
- Vocals, Keyboards – Julie Tippetts
- Written-By – Wyatt* (tracks: A4 to B4, C2, C3, D1)
NotesRecorded live 8th September 1974 at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London.
(P)2005 Domino Recording Co.Ltd.
[Sticker on the front cover:] Very limited edition - Deluxe LP+CD re-issues of Robert Wyatt's esteemed discography.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Scanned): 801390020612
|HNCD 1507||Robert Wyatt & Friends*||Robert Wyatt & Friends* - Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8th September 1974 (CD, Album)||Hannibal Records||HNCD 1507||UK & US||2005|
|VACK-1299||Robert Wyatt & Friends*||Robert Wyatt & Friends* - Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8th September 1974 (CD, Album)||Hannibal Records||VACK-1299||Japan||2005|
|HNCD 1507||Robert Wyatt & Friends*||Robert Wyatt & Friends* - Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8th September 1974 (CD, Album)||Hannibal Records||HNCD 1507||UK||2005|
|REWIGLP48||Robert Wyatt & Friends*||Robert Wyatt & Friends* - Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8th September 1974 (2xLP, RE)||Domino||REWIGLP48||UK||2008|
|ARC 002||Robert Wyatt||Las Vegas Fandango (CD, Unofficial)||Archive Recordings||ARC 002||UK||1994|