Michael Mantler – The Hapless Child (And Other Inscrutable Stories)
with Robert Wyatt and Alfreda Benge
Label: WATT – WATT/ 4
Format: Vinyl, LP
A1 The Sinking Spell 5:12
A2 The Object-Lesson 4:58
A3 The Insect God 5:00
B1 The Doubtful Guest 4:45
B2 The Remembered Visit 6:25
B3 The Hapless Child 6:59
Bass Guitar – Steve Swallow
Drums, Percussion – Jack DeJohnette
Guitar – Terje Rypdal
Music By, Engineer – Michael Mantler
Narrator [Additonal Speaker] – Albert Caulder
Narrator [Additonal Speaker] – Nick Mason
Narrator [Speaker] – Alfreda Benge
Piano, Clavinet, Synthesizer [String], Producer – Carla Bley
Vocals – Robert Wyatt
Words By, Cover, Artwork By [Drawings] – Edward Gorey
Recorded July 1975 through January 1976 at Grog Kill Studio in Willow, NY, with the Manor Mobile at Robert Wyatt’s house and Delfina’s farm in England, and at Britannia Row in London. Mixed November 1975 at Scorpio Sound & January 1976 at Britannia Row.
Made in U.S.A.
Vinyl and Cover in very fine condition. With label insert. See photo’s for details.