Monday, June 25, 2012
The end of an ear - again
Let me remind you (once more) about Robert Wyatt´s first solo album "The end of an ear" (1970). It´s out on Esoteric (2012), remastered an all!
The sound quality seems OK to my (not too audiophile, I have to admit) ears, and you get 16 pages of sleeve notes (a lot of focus on the split between Soft Machine and Wyatt), photos and copies of old newspaper notes.
Let´s cite Smith: "Most observers regard 1974´s "Rock Bottom" as the start of Wyatt´s solo career proper, with "The end of an Ear" having been largely forgotten. Yet, in addition to being a rich and surprisingly intimate portrait, this album is also a map pointing toward many of the territories he would go on to explore and refine".
Well worth a listen, for several reasons!