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Many Have No Speech

Michael Mantler, Jack Bruce, Marianne Faithfull, Robert Wyatt

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Many Have No Speech is a bleak song cycle of sorts, with Mantler setting the texts of Samuel Beckett, Ernst Meister, and Philippe Soupault to music in a series of 27 short (sometimes exceedingly short) pieces. These are sung by the intriguing trio of Jack Bruce, Robert Wyatt, and Marianne Faithfull, each appearing individually on a given song and backed by the Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, with some contributions from the composer on trumpet and guitarist Rick Fenn. The texts are generally dark and pessimistic, well-suited for Wyatt and Faithfull especially, with his reedy and cautious and her life-weary voices. Both the orchestral accompaniment and the guitar obbligato will be familiar to fans of Mantler's previous work, the former billowy and brooding, the latter of a piece with the tone utilized on The Hapless Child. But a sense of sameness creeps in eventually, the music being fairly undifferentiated even though attractive and the shortness of the tracks causing one to have some difficulty distinguishing one from another. In fairness, some of this may be due to certain texts being read in the original French or German, thus running together in the memory of an English-speaking listener. Worth hearing for those who have followed Mantler's fascinating career, but newcomers are better advised to begin with either his Jazz Composers Orchestra work or the more rockish milieu of The Hapless Child.
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1
Introduction
00:00:43

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

2
Just As Someone
00:00:50

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Bruce, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Ernst Meister, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

3
Ce Qu'A De Pis
00:00:51

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marianne Faithfull, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Samuel Beckett, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

4
Alles scheint Rand
00:01:03

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Bruce, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Ernst Meister, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

5
Imagine
00:01:41

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marianne Faithfull, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Samuel Beckett, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

6
In The End
00:00:47

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Bruce, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Ernst Meister, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

7
Vieil Aller
00:00:22

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marianne Faithfull, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Samuel Beckett, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

8
Rien Nul
00:00:21

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marianne Faithfull, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Samuel Beckett, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

9
Tant De Temps
00:02:18

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Wyatt, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Philippe Soupault, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

10
En Face
00:00:23

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marianne Faithfull, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Samuel Beckett, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

11
Chaque Jour
00:00:20

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marianne Faithfull, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Samuel Beckett, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

12
PSS
00:01:48

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Bruce, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Samuel Beckett, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

13
En Cadence
00:02:03

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marianne Faithfull, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Philippe Soupault, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

14
Something There
00:03:33

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Bruce, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Samuel Beckett, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

15
Comrade
00:04:22

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marianne Faithfull, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Philippe Soupault, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

16
Den Atem ausgetauscht
00:01:14

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Bruce, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Ernst Meister, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

17
A L'Abattoir
00:02:44

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Arnold, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Wyatt, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Philippe Soupault, Author - Andy Sundstrøm, Producer - John McGowan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ole Hviid, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jörn Jacobsen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

18
And What
00:01:01

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Bruce, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Ernst Meister, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

19
D'Ou La Voix
00:00:20

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marianne Faithfull, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Samuel Beckett, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

20
Fous Qui Disiez
00:00:20

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marianne Faithfull, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Samuel Beckett, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

21
Merk, jetzt
00:01:05

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Bruce, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Ernst Meister, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

22
Son Ombre
00:00:22

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marianne Faithfull, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Samuel Beckett, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

23
Rêve
00:00:22

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marianne Faithfull, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Samuel Beckett, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

24
Life Connects
00:00:51

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Bruce, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Ernst Meister, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

25
Prisonniers
00:02:40

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Wyatt, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Philippe Soupault, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

26
Silence
00:01:08

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marianne Faithfull, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Samuel Beckett, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

27
Viele haben keine Sprache
00:02:03

Rick Fenn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Bruce, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peder Kragerup, Conductor - The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra - Michael Mantler, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Trumpet, Recording Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Ernst Meister, Author

℗ 1988 WATT Works Inc./ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics & Jazz - a division of Universal Music GmbH

Album Description

Many Have No Speech is a bleak song cycle of sorts, with Mantler setting the texts of Samuel Beckett, Ernst Meister, and Philippe Soupault to music in a series of 27 short (sometimes exceedingly short) pieces. These are sung by the intriguing trio of Jack Bruce, Robert Wyatt, and Marianne Faithfull, each appearing individually on a given song and backed by the Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, with some contributions from the composer on trumpet and guitarist Rick Fenn. The texts are generally dark and pessimistic, well-suited for Wyatt and Faithfull especially, with his reedy and cautious and her life-weary voices. Both the orchestral accompaniment and the guitar obbligato will be familiar to fans of Mantler's previous work, the former billowy and brooding, the latter of a piece with the tone utilized on The Hapless Child. But a sense of sameness creeps in eventually, the music being fairly undifferentiated even though attractive and the shortness of the tracks causing one to have some difficulty distinguishing one from another. In fairness, some of this may be due to certain texts being read in the original French or German, thus running together in the memory of an English-speaking listener. Worth hearing for those who have followed Mantler's fascinating career, but newcomers are better advised to begin with either his Jazz Composers Orchestra work or the more rockish milieu of The Hapless Child.
© TiVo

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