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John Martyn - The One World Sampler (CD)

Genre: Folk
Release Date: 6th November 2006

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Catalogue Number: OW125CD
Price: £7.99
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Born in Scotland in 1949, John was the first white solo artist to be signed to Chris Blackwell’s Island records releasing his debut album London Conversation in 1968. A number of critically acclaimed albums followed over the years including two albums with his then wife Beverley (Stormbringer and The Road To Ruin). During this period John also worked extensively with Pentangle bassist Danny Thompson, the apex of this working relationship coming with the albums Bless The Weather and Solid Air although Thompson has continued to work with John Martyn extensively over the years.

In 1975 John actually became an independent act releasing a live album, which he literally sold from his front door due to the fact that Chris Blackwell didn’t think John should be releasing a live album at that point in his career. The Live At Leeds album however was a success and subsequently released in the nineties in expanded form. Island did however retain his services as a recording artist and even pressed the album up for John to sell. Following a split with Island in the early eighties John moved to the larger Warner records although returned to Island again briefly at the end of the contract. Following this coming and going John moved from between a number of smaller labels before setting up his own One World Label in order to release archive and live material.

This sampler gives you a broad selection of the music John has released over the last ten years through his own One World label. Many of these releases have been live albums and this sampler features key songs from John Martyn’s lengthy and successful career. The album features the tracks Cooltide, Solid Air and Big Muff amongst others.


Tracks:
Solid Air

One For The Road

Seven Black Roses

Outside In

Could've Been Me

Hung Up

Angeline
May You Never

Dealer
Cooltide
Big Muff

Suzanne
Step It Up

Amsterdam

 



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