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Robert Wyatt - Shleep / EPs / Cuckooland / Theatre Royal Drury Lane

The latest batch of reissues from the British avant-pop innovator includes his excellent overlooked 1997 LP Shleep. The album reintroduced a long-absent sense of playfulness and joy into Wyatt's work, and n early every song on Shleep shines in one way or another: It features a couple of his most elegant melodies in "Was a Friend" and "Free Will and Testament", as well as an extended paraphrase of Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" and a little instrumental written by Paul Weller.
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