Has there been a thread about John Martyn?

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xp , If you like Solid Air then Bless The Weather is probably the next thing to try.

caek, Thursday, 3 December 2009 11:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

Mark G, that's incredible! Thank you for the link.

krakow, Thursday, 3 December 2009 11:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

Thanks passed on to caek (link was above)

Mark G, Thursday, 3 December 2009 11:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ah, I see it now. Thanks caek.

krakow, Thursday, 3 December 2009 11:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

in the end, kind of a depressing thread...

WharfRat, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 01:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

the drum machines added to "dancing" on one other world make it sound like it just came out today. pretty amazing

kamerad, Thursday, 9 September 2010 16:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

One World is the missing link between Spirit of Eden, World Of Echo, and Heart Of The Congoes. I can't believe I am only hearing this record now.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Friday, 23 September 2011 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

aye, its a great record. allmusic gave it 3 stars!!

Michael B, Friday, 23 September 2011 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 out of 3 right?

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 23 September 2011 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Those mid-period Martyn Records are really great--that echoplex!

one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 23 September 2011 19:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

One World is the missing link between Spirit of Eden, World Of Echo, and Heart Of The Congoes. I can't believe I am only hearing this record now.

That's some playlist you're pointing to there.

They all have to be on Spotify right?

my opinionation (Hamildan), Saturday, 24 September 2011 13:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

the drum machines added to "dancing" on /one other world/ make it sound like it just came out today. pretty amazing

"Dancing" is like the greatest Grateful Dead song ever. it feels like it could go on forever.

I prefer One World by a pretty big margin to Solid Air -- the watery dubbiness of "Big Muff" and "Smiling Strangers," the grit of "Dealer," his gruff vocals, Steve Winwood's taut Minimoog solos...there's a lot to love about this album.

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 24 September 2011 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Small Hours" is transcendent, shimmering peace.

Euler, Saturday, 24 September 2011 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I prefer One World by a pretty big margin to Solid Air"

Bless The Weather is better than both imo

nostormo, Saturday, 24 September 2011 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ranking them is tough. But for now I'd go (1) One World, (2) Grace & Danger, (3) Solid Air and (4) Bless The Weather. Love the man!

QuantumNoise, Saturday, 24 September 2011 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Been pretty obsessed with Martyn this year. I don't think the drum machine on One World sounds contemporary though, but that's what i love about it. It's got that primitive feel, like on There's A Riot Goin' On

Number None, Saturday, 24 September 2011 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, pretty sure drum machine isn't on Dancing -- it is on Dealer tho.

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 24 September 2011 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

The drum machine is added to "Dancing" on the outtake/bootleg (yet avail. on iTunes) set Another World.

I'm a sucker for his, er, dance-y late-'70s/early-'80s songs, like that track and "Running Up The Harbour" from the Grace And Danger deluxe set.

Hold me closer, tiny blushda (Craig D.), Saturday, 24 September 2011 21:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think it's on the deluxe remaster too

Number None, Saturday, 24 September 2011 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Didn't Do That" on Glorious Fool is a great twitchy number. But we are a long way from One World.

Euler, Saturday, 24 September 2011 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

The drum machine is added to "Dancing" on the outtake/bootleg (yet avail. on iTunes) set Another World.

I stand corrected. That stuff sounds great. May need to pick it up.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 25 September 2011 00:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

tylerw, Thursday, 29 September 2011 22:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jesus Christ

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 30 September 2011 04:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

Bless Spotify

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Monday, 7 May 2012 01:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

John Martyn, I did not know you until now.

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Monday, 7 May 2012 01:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

^^^ fave john martyn song of the moment. so great.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 7 May 2012 01:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

when i got to talking to michael chapman last year he mentioned in passing that john martyn was the only person he'd ever kicked out of his house.
i would like to hear the rest of that story someday.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 7 May 2012 01:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'd be interested to hear Nick McCabe on John Martyn's new record too; pretty like minded people I figure.

― Keith Watson (kmw), Monday, May 10, 2004 10:05 PM (7 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I always heard echoes of Richard Thompson in the guitar on the early Verve records. But I guess it was Nick drake not John Martyn that had his accompaniment, RT's that is.

Stevolende, Monday, 7 May 2012 12:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, verlaine's gtr sound = 50% jerry garcia, 50% richard thompson - the version of 'Sloth' on the Fairport Convention live at the LA Troubadour set is especially Television-like, tho' Sailor's LIFE always sounds to me more like FT trying to be the Velvet Underground

― Ward Fowler, Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:12 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I was really reminded of Verlaine at least by the guitar you can now hear under bits of North Star Grassman & The ravens the Sandy Denny lp.

Stevolende, Monday, 7 May 2012 12:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

the guitar on dancing is just so ~sparkly~.

tubular, mondo, gnabry (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 1 September 2012 02:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

durutti-esque even

blank, Saturday, 1 September 2012 02:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

god that ogwt 'one world' upthread is gorgeous

bear, bear, bear, Saturday, 1 September 2012 10:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

durutti-esque even

Jerry-esque is more like it.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 2 September 2012 04:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

when i got to talking to michael chapman last year he mentioned in passing that john martyn was the only person he'd ever kicked out of his house.
i would like to hear the rest of that story someday.

― one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, May 7, 2012 1:55 AM (3 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 3 September 2012 05:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

never heard this guy before! he's amazing...

listening to Inside Out

not sure what kinda music this is...only thing that kinda pings are the weirder Tim Buckley albums...

captain angeroo (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 17:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

get One World, Solid Air, and Bless the Weather right now!

Number None, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 18:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, those and live at leeds. the ones with his wife are solid too, though more on the straight-up folk tip.

tylerw, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 18:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Stormbringer

ryan, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 18:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FNSAHUM/ref=dm_ty_trk

Amazon selling the 17 disc as mp3download, £7.49 (at time of this message)

Mark G, Monday, 7 October 2013 09:38 (6 months ago) Permalink

yow, good deal, gotta be a mistake, right? doesn't seem to be available in the usa :(
listened to sunday's child last week -- great record, if a bit all over the place. found myself wondering: "who the hell does this guy think he is?!"

tylerw, Monday, 7 October 2013 15:00 (6 months ago) Permalink

The only thing about this is that there's no 'ebook' or suchlike, and all the MP3s seem to have the same Album Title for the idb tags.

Still, that's sort-outable..

Mark G, Monday, 7 October 2013 15:09 (6 months ago) Permalink

Weirdly, 'Couldn't Love You More' has been popping up on various m8s fb/twitter feeds, incredible song...just took a punt on the Glorious Fool LP (£3 from a fruit/veg/record shop in New Cross)...might take a bit of getting into this...

the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Monday, 7 October 2013 17:47 (6 months ago) Permalink

yow, good deal, gotta be a mistake, right? doesn't seem to be available in the usa :(
listened to sunday's child last week -- great record, if a bit all over the place. found myself wondering: "who the hell does this guy think he is?!"

― tylerw, Monday, October 7, 2013 4:00 PM (2 days ago)

Both links now dead so must have been a mistake.

I bought the Amazon one as it automatically added to my Cloud Player on Monday and told some friends about it but both Google Play and Amazon are no longer selling the MP3s.

groovypanda, Wednesday, 9 October 2013 06:52 (6 months ago) Permalink

^ crazy scenes on Hastings beach with Big John

gotta lol geir (NickB), Tuesday, 15 October 2013 16:53 (6 months ago) Permalink

middle of the day and the whole town looks pissed

gotta lol geir (NickB), Tuesday, 15 October 2013 16:53 (6 months ago) Permalink


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