Soft Machine and Matching Mole drummer turned multi-instrumentalist / songwriter Robert Wyatt presents a collection of political protest songs and cover versions of Chic, Billie Holiday, and Ivor Cutler. Wyatt’s sad, haunted vocals and singular production approach transform these well-known songs into something completely his own, especially Chic’s “At Last I Am Free,” which becomes a heart-wrenching song of loss. “Born Again Cretin” is another highlight which has almost Beach Boys-esque vocal harmonies, but filtered through that signature Wyatt quirkiness that feels like everything is about to topple over at any moment. “Stalin Wasn’t Stallin'” takes on the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union.
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Tags: Progressive Rock / Soft Rock