Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
The only official recording by the Ivor Cutler Trio, this collection of some of Mr. Cutler's best loved songs, poems & stories were recorded in laissez-faire style by George Martin at Abbey Road, as one of the very firs... more »
The only official recording by the Ivor Cutler Trio, this collection of some of Mr. Cutler's best loved songs, poems & stories were recorded in laissez-faire style by George Martin at Abbey Road, as one of the very first Air Productions. Highlighting the celebrated Scottish poet & raconteur's skill as a pianist & arranger as well as his unique way with language, it is one of his best recordings. Having launched Mr. Cutler's film career with a typically enigmatic starring role in the Beatles' film 'Magical Mystery Tour', which made him a film star of some renown, it was inevitable that Parlophone the Beatles' then label, would want a recording by the great man on it's catalogue. 2002.
Let's Play Ludo
D. Stewart | Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom | 01/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mr. Cutler is a unique artist who's work brings together the absurd, beauty, joy and melancholly to form his songs, poems and stories. Although many of his songs may make you laugh or smile there is a great seriousness and depth there. His songs stand up when covered by other artists e.g. Jim O'Rourke (Women of the World) and Robert Wyatt (Grass). One shouldn't underrate him by labelling him as just a comical curiosity. There is a lot more to him than that.
LUDO the only album by the Ivor Cutler Trio, recorded by Sir George Martin in 1967, is one of the best Ivor Cutler releases and has a unique flavour with fuller arrangements of his songs than just harmonium/ piano and voice (it's still fairly sparse). Flim, Flam, Flum and I Had a Little Boat are achingly beautiful. Cocka-doodle-don't and I'm Happy should make you laugh and dance and sing. It's great.
Please note this is not ROCK, so please don't play it too loud."
George Martin produces in '68 what more do you need to know?
Jamie Broza | New York, NY United States | 03/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Totally quirky, underhandedly brilliant. Listen with your kids!"