|Single by King Crimson|
|from the album Discipline|
|Producer||King Crimson, Rhett Davies|
|King Crimson singles chronology|
The latest versions of Discipline contain two versions of "Matte Kudasai". On the original releases, just one version was included. That version omitted a guitar part by Robert Fripp. "Matte Kudasai (alternative version)" has the guitar part included.
Adrian Belew applies a slide and echo to his guitar to simulate the sound of seagulls at least twice in the song. Once in the beginning and, again, near the end.
"Matte Kudasai" means "please wait" in Japanese.
- "Matte Kudasai" (special mix) (Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin)
- "Elephant Talk" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin)
As of 01 April 2010, Amazon.com lists at least 6 covers of this song in their MP3 collection: Most recently by Birdsong at Morning from the album "Vigil", another by Jennifer Faust from the album "Light As a Feather, Stiff As a Board" and one by Complexblue from the album "Knot the Thought That Counts". There is also an acoustic cover in the language of Catalan (named "Mate Kudasai") recorded live by singer Gerard Quintana which can be found in his 2005 album "Per un tros de cel".
On 20 April 2011, k.d. lang and her band the Siss Boom Bang covered Matte Kudasai as part of her concert at the BBC Radio Theater. The audio and video of that performance were broadcast on 21 April 2011 on BBC Radio 2. Lang noted in her introduction to Matte Kudasai that the song was influential on her sound of her fifth album, Ingenue.
- Robert Fripp – guitar
- Adrian Belew – guitar, vocals
- Tony Levin – bass guitar, Chapman stick, vocals
- Bill Bruford – drums
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