Sapphire - Island 90248-1

30 Jan 1985
Arizona Republic
James Henke

Sapphire, John Martyn (Island) Four Stars
British singer/ songwriter John Martyn has been making terrific albums for more than a decade, and this is one of his best. Martyn's got a wonderfully expressive, smokey-sounding voice, and this LP's largely electronic backing tracks -lots of tasteful synthesizers, Linn drums and guitar- enhances the atmosphere. Particularly enchanting is Martyn's version of Over The Rainbow.

This short review was published in The Arizona Republic of Wednesday, 30 January 1985.

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