Cuckooland

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Cuckooland
Studio album by Robert Wyatt
Released October 2003
Genre Rock, Jazz
Length 62:34
Label Hannibal/Rykodisc
Producer Robert Wyatt, Jamie Johnson
Robert Wyatt chronology
Solar Flares Burn for You
(2003)
Cuckooland
(2003)
Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8 September 1974
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC (not rated) [1]
All About Jazz (not rated)[2]
MusicTap (not rated)[3]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media 7.6/10 [5]

Cuckooland is an album by Robert Wyatt. The artwork is by Alfreda Benge.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Robert Wyatt; except where indicated

  1. "Just a Bit" – 5:09
  2. "Old Europe" (Wyatt, Alfreda Benge) – 4:15
  3. "Tom Hay's Fox" – 3:33
  4. "Forest" (Wyatt, Alfreda Benge) – 7:55
  5. "Beware" (Karen Mantler) – 5:09
  6. "Cuckoo Madame" (Wyatt, Alfreda Benge) – 5:20
  7. "Raining in My Heart" (Felice and Boudleaux Bryant)– 2:42
  8. "Lullaby for Hamza/Silence" (Wyatt, Alfreda Benge) – 5:00
  9. "Trickle Down" – 6:47
  10. "Insensatez" (Vinicius de Moraes, Antônio Carlos Jobim) – 4:24
  11. "Mister E" (Karen Mantler) – 4:20
  12. "Lullaloop" (Alfreda Benge) – 2:59
  13. "Life Is Sheep" (Karen Mantler) – 4:14
  14. "Foreign Accents" – 3:48
  15. "Brian the Fox" – 5:31
  16. "La Ahada Yalam (No-One Knows)" – 4:16

Notes[edit]

"Just a Bit" is dedicated to Richard Dawkins.

"Old Europe" is about Juliette Greco and Miles Davis.

"Lullaby for Hamza" is followed by 30 seconds of silence, to provide in Wyatt's words, "A suitable place for those with tired ears to pause and resume listening later".

Personnel[edit]

Preceded by
Murray Street by Sonic Youth
The Wire's Record of the Year
2003
Succeeded by
Holy Ghost: Rare & Unissued Recordings (1962-70) by Albert Ayler

References[edit]