"The different you - Robert Wyatt e noi"
C.P.I. is producing an album dedicated to Robert Wyatt. The idea for the project came after Gianni Maroccolo and Francesco Magnelli (two members of CSI, now the most important alternative band in Italy) met Wyatt at the Music Salon in Turin. For them it was a meeting that realised a dream come true, made possible by Davide Sapienza (italian press-agent of Rykodisc) and in turn by the availabilty of Wyatt.
Needless to say that Robert Wyatt is one of the great artists of contemporary music. A pyschedelic experimentor with the Soft Machine, an architect in the Matching Mole, a sophisticated solo artist from the album Rock Bottom till now. He is gifted with a unique voice, a very sensitive man, deeply involved in social issues and always fighting for human rights.
In the album dedicated to Wyatt there are artists from all musical spheres united by the common passion for Wyatt, and Wyatt himself participates in the project with a version of CSI's 'Del Mondo'.
As well as Robert Wyatt the cast for the album is made up of Ulan Bator, Marlene Kuntz, Here, CSI, Franco Battiato, Cristina Donŕ, Almamegretta, Saro Cosentino, Mauro Pagani, La Crus, Marco Parente, Jovanotti, Estasia, Ginevra Di Marco, Giorgio Canali, Area, Mira Spinosa, In Circolo, Max Gazzé, Ci s'ha and others whom we are waiting to confirm.
The album cover and graphic project was designed by Diego Cuoghi.
Together with the album a film by Francesco Di
Loreto and Carlo Bevilacqua on the life of Robert Wyatt significantly entitled 'Little Red
Robin Hood' will be released by CPI. The film includes old footage, concerts, radio and
television appearances, video clips, and contributions from many friends including David
Mason, Hugh Hopper, David Allen, Elvis Costello, Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera, Paul Weller
and Andy Summers. The film will also include an interview with Wyatt and all those
participating in the album.