Collectors Items

Food For Collectors..

This section contains some real gems that are hard to find. Also you can find quite a few Voiceprint releases, often announced as 'Collectors Series' carrying the One World label. But also other names are used.

Most of the One World releases originate from restored live casette tapes, mainly by lack of any alternative recordings. The philosophy behind these projects is that musical, historical or sentimental value exceeds the interest of technical sound quality.

Cocain (Record Store Day)

18 Apr 2015
The Bottom Line

Another record for the stores..

A single that could have been released in 1967. But wasn't.
"Produced by Theo Johnson for Folkland Productions"

Issued for Record Store Day 2015. The label is in pink Island style. Original retail price was £ 11.99. Which is steep.

Vinyl 7": Island 472 010-5

Sapphire [remastered & expanded]

26 Jan 2015
The Bottom Line

Interesting and well documented release in the so-called RePresents series

Recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas
Engineers Andy Lyden & Steven Stanley, Assisted by Benji Armbrister, Kendal Stubbs & Frankie Gibson and Ca Va Sound Workshops, Glasgow
Engineer Brian Young

'This reissue is respectfully dedicated to Beverley, Mhairi, Spenser and Teresa'

2CD: Island 471 040-3

The Best Of The Island Years

3 Nov 2014

stub page for editing

"56 tracks on 4 CDs chosen from the out-takes, unreleased songs and rare live recordings that were first included on The Island Years 18 disc box set, and capture John Martyn at the height of his creativity on Island Records. An exceptional collection of rarities!"

4CD: Island 379 384-2

Well Kept Secret (remastered & expanded)

14 Jul 2014
The Bottom Line

Esoteric indeed

Cherry Red Records released this item through their Esoteric Recordings label.
It contains the original album remastered and expanded with two bonus songs.
The artwork was 'enhanced' which means several promo pictures from the period have been included.
John Hillarby's sleevenotes are nice. The booklet also contains the lyrics.

CD: Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2445


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