Group Scene

Stephen Turner
The Hastings and St Leonards Observer


AS the post-Christmas-back-to-work depression slowly evaporates and the spectre of 1975 slinks out through the back door, is there anything on the horizon to brighten up this gloomy scene?
The short term answer is yes – the John Martyn concert at the Carlisle next Friday.

John Martyn | Bianca Luna Blues

Marco Fumagalli
Gong Vol III #1

Siamo nel 1976, e qualcuno sostiene che dovremmo «riscoprire» John Martyn: a tanto siamo arrivati, dopo otto anni di musica lanciata con regolarità terribile dagli studi Island, mentre «certa» stampa portava alle stelle Lindisfarne e Amazing Blondel... eppure anche queste incongruenze surreali fanno parte del bagaglio inesauribile di uno show-biz sottoculturato come il nostro, incapace di rischiare musica vera quando le classifiche anglosassoni tacciono e i Focus della situazione imperversano...

John Martyn, 26 Jahre alt, verheiratet mit Beverley M., ein Kind...

Manfred Gillig
Sounds Magazin

... wohnhaft in Hastings, Sussex, England ... geboren in Glasgow, Schottland, spricht aber Cockney-Dialekt ... leichtes Schielen ... ausgelassenes, temperamentvolles Wesen ... natürlich und unkompliziert Musiker, Folkgitarrist (Folk?) ... Erneuerer ... letzte Platte : SUNDAY'S CHILD ... Sonntagskind ... Sonntagskind? ... das erste und einzige Deutschlandkonzert war ein Schlag ins Wasser ... trotzdem Sonntagskind? ...

Martyn Tour, Do-it-yourself Album Sale

[Julie Webb]
New Musical Express

JOHN MARTYN, whose forthcoming British tour will be his last in the foreseeable future, is to sell his new album from his home on a mail order basis. The album will be issued in a plain white sleeve and is available in a signed limited edition of 10,000. Price £2.50 p and p. 50p extra, from John Martyn, 10, Cobourg Place, The Old Town, Hastings, Sussex.

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