Shleep

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Shleep
Studio album by Robert Wyatt
Released November 1997
Recorded 1996-1997 at Phil Manzanera's Gallery Studio, Chertsey
Genre Rock, Progressive rock
Length 53:39
Label Thirsty Ear
Producer Alfreda Benge, Brian Eno, Robert Wyatt
Robert Wyatt chronology
A Short Break
(1996)
Shleep
(1997)
Dondestan (Revisited)
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
MP3.com 4.5/5 stars [2]
Pitchfork Media (8.6/10) [3]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [4]

Shleep is the eighth album by Canterbury scene and progressive rock veteran and musician Robert Wyatt, released in 1997.

The album brings together a diverse range of musicians from a range of genres.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Robert Wyatt and Alfreda Benge; except where indicated

  1. "Heaps of Sheeps" – 4:56
  2. "The Duchess" (Wyatt) – 4:18
  3. "Maryan" (Wyatt, Philip Catherine) – 6:11
  4. "Was a Friend" (Wyatt, Hugh Hopper) – 6:09
  5. "Free Will and Testament" (Wyatt, Mark Kramer) – 4:13
  6. "September the Ninth" – 6:41
  7. "Alien" – 6:47
  8. "Out of Season" – 2:32
  9. "A Sunday in Madrid" – 4:41
  10. "Blues in Bob Minor" (Wyatt) – 5:46
  11. "The Whole Point of No Return" (Paul Weller) – 1:25
  12. "September in the Rain" (bonus re-release track) – 2:31

Personnel[edit]

  • Gary Azukx - djembe
  • Alfreda Benge - voice of the apparition, chorus
  • Philip Catherine - guitar
  • Brian Eno - synthesiser, synthesiser bass, vocal chorus
  • Jamie Johnson - guitar, chorus
  • Phil Manzanera - guitar
  • Chucho Merchan - bass guitar, double bass, bass drum, percussion
  • Evan Parker - soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Charles Rees - chorus
  • Chikako Sato - violin
  • Paul Weller - guitars, harmony vocals
  • Annie Whitehead - trombone
  • Robert Wyatt - voice, keyboards, bass guitar, polish fiddle, trumpet, percussion, chorus

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