Dondestan

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Dondestan
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Studio album by
Released1991
RecordedFebruary 1991;
Chapel Studios,
South Thoresby,
Lincolnshire
GenreProgressive rock
LabelRough Trade
Robert Wyatt chronology
Old Rottenhat
(1985)
Dondestan
(1991)
Shleep
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[2]

Dondestan is the fifth studio album by Robert Wyatt, originally released in 1991 on Rough Trade Records. The title is a phonetic rendition of the Spanish expression "Donde están", i.e. "Where are they", and the cover art is by Wyatt's wife, Alfreda Benge.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Costa" (Robert Wyatt, Alfreda Benge) - 4:39
  2. "The Sight Of The Wind" (Robert Wyatt, Alfreda Benge) – 4:58
  3. "Catholic Architecture" (Robert Wyatt, Alfreda Benge) – 5:10
  4. "Worship" (Robert Wyatt, Alfreda Benge) – 4:50
  5. "Shrinkrap" (Robert Wyatt, Alfreda Benge) – 3:52
  6. "CP Jeebies" (Robert Wyatt) – 4:04
  7. "Left On Man" (Robert Wyatt) – 3:31
  8. "Lisp Service" (Robert Wyatt, music: Hugh Hopper) – 2:10
  9. "N.I.O. (New Information Order)" (Robert Wyatt) – 6:35
  10. "Dondestan" (Robert Wyatt) – 4:49

Dondestan (Revisited)[edit]

Dondestan (Revisited)
Studio album by
Released1998
RecordedFebruary 1991
GenreProgressive rock
LabelHannibal Records, Thirsty Ear
Robert Wyatt chronology
Shleep
(1997)
Dondestan (Revisited)
(1998)
Cuckooland
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [3]
Pitchfork Media4.8/10 [4]

In 1998, the album was re-released on Hannibal Records with a new mix and track order under the title Dondestan (Revisited). This was deemed necessary as the original project had gone over budget and had been mixed and released in "an exhausted rush".[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "CP Jeebies" – 4:04
  2. "N.I.O. (New Information Order)" – 6:37
  3. "Dondestan" – 5:01
  4. "Sight Of The Wind" – 4:57
  5. "Shrinkrap" – 3:51
  6. "Catholic Architecture" – 5:02
  7. "Worship" – 5:52
  8. "Costa (Memories Of Under-Development)" – 4:09
  9. "Left On Man" – 3:31
  10. "Lisp Service" – 2:13

Composers[edit]

  • Robert Wyatt - tracks 1, 2, 3, 9
  • Robert Wyatt (music) and Alfreda Benge (lyrics) - tracks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Hugh Hopper (music) and Robert Wyatt (lyrics) - track 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. Dondestan at AllMusic
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ Jurek, Thom. Dondestan at AllMusic
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  5. ^ Wyatt, Robert - Dondestan (Revisited) liner notes

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