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Michael Mantler
The Hapless Child (And Other Inscrutable Stories)

Album US 1976 on WATT Works label
Jazz, Rock and Spoken Word (Spoken Word, Experimental, Avant-garde)

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. matrix notes: Ⓓ = the "D" enclosed in a "C" etching of Dave Crawford (2). (EDP) = the oval stamp of Europadisk.

PortraitMichael Mantler tr, *1943 AT
music by, engineer, album by
PortraitSteve Swallow b, eb, *1940 US
bass guitar
PortraitJack DeJohnette dr, *1942 US
drums, percussion
PortraitDennis Weinreich ,
engineer, mixed by, scorpio sound
PortraitTerje Rypdal g, *1947 NO
Albert Caulder
narrator, additonal speaker
PortraitNick Mason perc, dr, *1944 GB
engineer, mixed by, brittania row, narrator, additonal speaker
PortraitAlfreda Benge voc, *1940 FR
narrator, speaker
PortraitCarla Bley p, org, *1936 US
piano, clavinet, producer, synthesizer, string
PortraitRobert Wyatt voc, dr, *1945 GB
PortraitEdward Gorey , 1925-2000 US
words by, cover, artwork by, drawings
Alan Perkins engineer
Dave Crawford mastered by
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1The Sinking SpellMichael Mantler5:12
2The Object-LessonMichael Mantler4:58
3The Insect GodMichael Mantler5:00
4The Doubtful GuestMichael Mantler4:45
5The Remembered VisitMichael Mantler6:25
6The Hapless ChildMichael Mantler6:59
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