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Studio album by Robert Wyatt
Released 2007
Genre Progressive rock, experimental rock, jazz-rock, Canterbury sound, worldbeat
Length 1:00:15
Label Domino Records
Producer Robert Wyatt
Robert Wyatt chronology
Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8 September 1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1] 4/5 stars [2]
NME (8/10) [3]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10) [4]
Rockfeedback 4/5 stars [5]
Twisted Ear 4/5 stars [6]

Comicopera is an album by Robert Wyatt released on 8 October 2007, available on both CD and double vinyl formats. The vinyl's fourth side contains no music and has a poem etched into its surface. It is Wyatt's first release on the Domino Records label. It features many other musicians, including Brian Eno, Paul Weller, Gilad Atzmon and Phil Manzanera, and was recorded in Wyatt's house and Manzanera's recording studio. The song Del Mondo is a cover from Ko de mondo, the second album of Italian post-punk band Consorzio Suonatori Indipendenti.[7]

The album was voted by Wire magazine as best of the year in 2007.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Act One: Lost in Noise

  1. "Stay Tuned" (Anja Garbarek) – 3:49
  2. "Just as You Are" (Alfreda Benge, Wyatt) – 4:21
  3. "You You" (Alfreda Benge, Wyatt) – 4:22
  4. "A.W.O.L." (Alfreda Benge, Wyatt) – 2:56
  5. "Anachronist" (Wyatt) – 3:28

Act Two: The Here and the Now

  1. "A Beautiful Peace" (Wyatt, Brian Eno) – 2:27
  2. "Be Serious" (Wyatt) – 2:56
  3. "On the Town Square" (Wyatt) – 5:26
  4. "Mob Rule" (Wyatt) – 2:16
  5. "A Beautiful War" (Wyatt, Brian Eno) – 2:40
  6. "Out of the Blue" (Alfreda Benge, Wyatt) – 3:41

Act Three: Away With the Fairies

  1. "Del Mondo" (Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, Massimo Zamboni, Gianni Maroccolo, Francesco Magnelli, Giorgio Canali) – 3:29
  2. "Cancion de Julieta" (Federico García Lorca, Wyatt) – 7:32
  3. "Pastafari" (Orphy Robinson) – 4:37
  4. "Fragment" (Alfreda Benge, Wyatt) – 1:38
  5. "Hasta Siempre Comandante" (Carlos Puebla) – 4:37


Preceded by
Burial by Burial
The Wire's Record of the Year
Succeeded by
Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age by Broadcast


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