Saturday, January 11, 2014

I´m A Believer

The February issue of Uncut (2014) has three pages on the making of Robert Wyatt´s version of the Neil Diamond penned song (and Monkees hit) "I´m a believer" (Virgin 1974).

Key players: Robert Wyatt (voc), Nick Mason (drums, production), Fred Frith (guitar, violin), Dave MacRae (piano) and Richard Sinclair (bass).

"It hit No 29, did it? I´m too posh to think about charts...It´s not the chart side of music that interests me, it´s the music itself and what it means to people" (Robert Wyatt).

Robert Wyatt on Top Of The Pops here (spot Andy Summers, he´s not on the record), The Monkees´ version here and Neil Diamond´s here.

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