Ludo (Ivor Cutler album)

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Ludo
Studio album by Ivor Cutler
Released 1967
Recorded 1967
Genre Trad jazz / comedy rock
Length 32:11
Label EMI
Producer George Martin
Ivor Cutler chronology
Get Away from the Wall
(1961)
Ludo
(1967)
Dandruff
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (4.5/5)[1]
The Daily Telegraph (favourable)[2]

Ludo is a 1967 album by Ivor Cutler, credited to the 'Ivor Cutler Trio' comprising Cutler with bassist Gill Lyons and percussionist Trevor Tompkins. The LP was produced by George Martin, famous for his work with the Beatles, in a collaboration that came about after Cutler had appeared in the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour film earlier that year. The album's title and cover allude to the board game of the same name. The music takes inspiration from trad jazz and boogie-woogie and draws comparisons to The Goon Show.[3] Four of the album's tracks are spoken stories, some backed with Cutler's ambient harmonium music.

Track listing[edit]

(all songs by Ivor Cutler)
  1. "Mud" – 1:03
  2. "A Great Grey Grasshopper" – 2:21
  3. "Darling, Will You Marry Me Twice" – 0:53
  4. "A Still, Small Fly" – 1:12
  5. "Deedle, Deedly, I Pass" – 1:47
  6. "I Had a Little Boat" – 2:03
  7. "Cockadoodledon't" – 1:11
  8. "Shoplifters" – 2:18
  9. "Mary's Drawer" – 3:34
  10. "I'm Going in a Field" – 2:09
  11. "Go on, Jump!" – 0:49
  12. "Flim Flam Flum" – 2:06
  13. "Good Morning! How Are You? Shut Up!" – 1:26
  14. "Last Song" – 2:02
  15. "A Suck of My Thumb" – 2:25
  16. "The Shapely Balloon" – 4:04

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The Daily Telegraph review
  3. ^ Mason, Stewart. Review. Allmusic. Retrieved 12 Mar. 2006.