John Martyn

John Martyn - The Best Of The Island Years (4CDs, 2014)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 26, 2017
John Martyn - The Best Of The Island Years (4CDs, 2014)

John Martyn - The Best Of The Island Years (4CDs, 2014)
Folk Rock, Jazz, Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 668 MB | Covers 0.67 Mb
Label: UMC | Release Year: 2014

The Best of the Island Years is a 4-disc digest version of last year’s, definitive 18 disc set covering John Martyn’s classic years with Island Records between 1967 and 1987. All 56 tracks on the 4-disc edition capture Martyn at the height of his creativity on the label; all of them have been chosen from the out-takes, unreleased songs and rare live recordings that were first included on The Island Years 18CD Box Set. This collection features the best of the rarities from The Island Years and creates an exceptional collection of recordings for fans who have everything but the complete box set.

John Martyn - In Session: A Live BBC Recording 1973-1978 (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 18, 2016
John Martyn - In Session: A Live BBC Recording 1973-1978 (2006)

John Martyn - In Session: A Live BBC Recording 1973-1978 (2006)
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Singer/Songwriter, British Folk, Psychedelic, Folk Rock | Universal/Island | # 9841963 | 01:10:52

2006 CD featuring all 16 of the surviving sessions this Scottish-born Folk legend recorded for the Bob Harris and John Peel radio programs at the BBC between 1973 and 1978. Martyn began his career as a teen in the late '60s and has become one of the most innovative and influential artists to come from the original British Folk scene. Features rare versions of tracks from his Inside Out, Solid Air, Sunday's Child and One World albums including 'Inside', 'Beverley', 'May You Never', 'Fine Lines', 'My Baby Girl', 'Over the Hill', 'One Day (Without You)' and more.

John Martyn - The Island Years (2013) Box Set [17 CD]  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 27, 2014
John Martyn - The Island Years (2013) Box Set [17 CD]

John Martyn - The Island Years (2013) Box Set [17 CD]
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Singer/Songwriter, British Folk, Psychedelic, Folk Rock | Label: Universal-Island | # 374 228-8

The Island Years is the most exhaustive career retrospective from one of Britain’s most original and enduring singer/songwriters. Housed in an LP size hard-back slip case, this lavish box set including: 17 CDs featuring 12 key studio albums, recorded for Island between 1967 and 1987, now with previously unreleased mixes, Out-Takes, unheard songs and 2 complete, previously unreleased live solo concerts from 1972 and 1977 and the complete demos for The Apprentice, the last album Martyn delivered to Island. A hard-back book featuring a new essay by The Island Years compiler and researcher John Hillarby plus rare and previously unseen photographs and extensive memorabilia.

Some People Are Crazy: The John Martyn Story  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Dec. 2, 2014
Some People Are Crazy: The John Martyn Story

John Neil Munro, "Some People Are Crazy: The John Martyn Story"
ISBN: 1846970369, 1846970369 | 2007 | EPUB | 256 pages | 350 KB
John Martyn – Solid Air (1973) Remastered Deluxe Edition 2009 [2CD]

John Martyn – Solid Air (1973) Remastered Deluxe Edition 2009 [2CD]
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Genre: British Folk-Rock, Blues, Psychedelic | Label: Universal/Island | # 531 793-3 | Time: 01:55:08

Compiled, with John Martyn's blessing, by John Hillarby from the official John Martyn website and with sleeve notes by Record Collector's Daryl Easlea, John's landmark album from 1973 has now been digitally remastered and expanded into a 2CD set. Disc One contains the original album, considered by many to be his best album, digitally remastered and sounding better than ever. Disc Two contains 12 previously unreleased out-takes, 3 live tracks and the 7-inch single version of May You Never.

John Martyn – Grace & Danger (1980)  

Posted by Designol at Dec. 22, 2011
John Martyn – Grace & Danger (1980)

John Martyn – Grace & Danger (1980)
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Genre: British Folk-Rock, Jazz-Rock, Blues, Psychedelic | Label: Island | # IMCD 67, 846 006-2 | Time: 00:39:25

Following a short layoff, John Martyn returned with his 12th record (including two with wife Beverley and a best-of collection), Grace & Danger. The album, which finds Martyn fronting a tight quartet featuring Phil Collins on drums and backing vocals, paints a stark, painful portrait of Martyn and Beverley's crumbling marriage. Close friend and Island Records president Chris Blackwell reportedly found the songs so personal and unsettling that he delayed its release for a year. Martyn sets a somber feel right from the start with the seductive opener "Some People Are Crazy" and carries it, for the most part, throughout the record. The hushed, tormented blues of "Hurt in Your Heart," the beautiful "Sweet Little Mystery," and the heartbreaking closer "Our Love" are a few of the highlights. With some of his clearest, strongest singing in years and a collection of terse, honest originals, as well as a cover of the Slickers' reggae classic "Johnny Too Bad," Grace & Danger shows John Martyn at the top of his game.

John Martyn – On The Cobbles (2004)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 13, 2011
John Martyn – On The Cobbles (2004)

John Martyn – On The Cobbles (2004)
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Genre: British Folk-Rock, Blues, Psychedelic | Label: Independiente | # ISOM 43CD | Time: 00:45:20

John Martyn's On the Cobbles is the warmest of folky blues, consistently impressive despite being recorded in eight different studios across England, Ireland and the USA. Occasionally, as with the sparse and haunted Ghosts, he even reaches the atmospheric peaks of his classic Solid Air. As is the fashion, there are several auspicious guests–Mavis Staples, Paul Weller and the Verve's Nick McCabe–but, really, none of them add much to a set that's alternately tortured, spacey and hugely romantic. Martyn is unarguably the star of this show, excelling both as the gruff blues moaner and soft balladeer, but also testing different ground with the Pink Floyd ambience of "Go Down Easy", the spiritual jazz of "My Creator" and the dark, rootsy "Cobbles", the latter's mournful backing vocals recalling those of Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds.

John Martyn - Heaven And Earth (2011)  

Posted by Designol at Dec. 7, 2011
John Martyn - Heaven And Earth (2011)

John Martyn - Heaven And Earth (2011)
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Genre: Progressive Folk, Blues | Label: Hole In The Rain | # LSM-4010 | Time: 00:52:25

Heaven and Earth is a posthumous studio album by John Martyn, completed by Gary Pollitt and Jim Tullio, released online on the 16 May 2011. During recording the album was provisionally entitled Willing To Work.

John Martyn - Sunday's Child (1975) Remastered & Expanded 2005  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 6, 2011
John Martyn - Sunday's Child (1975) Remastered & Expanded 2005

John Martyn - Sunday's Child (1975) Remastered & Expanded 2005
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Genre: British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic | Label: Island Remasters | # IMCD 323 / 983073-5 | Time: 01:03:16

Sunday's Child is a John Martyn album released in 1975. John Martyn's follow-up to 1973's Inside Out is a more song-oriented, less experimental album. His eighth record, including two with his wife Beverley Martyn, shows the many facets of Martyn's playing, from his effects-driven electric guitar to his acoustic work. This album contains a collection of strong original songs, as well as a pair of covers: the traditional British ballad "Spencer the Rover" and the country standard "Satisfied Mind."
John Martyn - Sweet Little Mysteries: The Island Anthology (1994) 2CD

John Martyn - Sweet Little Mysteries: The Island Anthology (1994) 2CD
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Genre: Folk Rock, British Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Island | # CRNCD 4 / 522 245-2 | Time: 02:34:19

Import-only two CD compilation from the British Folk/Rock legend highlighting his critically successful years with Island Records. Along with Nick Drake, John Martyn was one of the most compelling British singer/songwriters to emerge during the 1970s. Martyn specialized in an acoustic, bluesy Folk sound, but he was also a restless experimentalist, running his guitar through all manner of effects processors and incorporating elements of Jazz, Pop, and ambient music. This double disc set is a survey of Martyn's work for Island Records, ranging from 1971's folky Bless The Weather through 1980's pop-oriented Grace And Danger. In between, listeners are treated to a comprehensive sampling of the artist's talents, from his sonically expansive guitar-scapes to his poetic, meticuloussense of songcraft. The music from Martyn's early-to-mid '70s period stands up the best, but the later work selected here is strong too. This is an excellent introduction back to front.