Today John would have turned 62 so here's a happy birthday to the man that makes Heaven a less boring place.
This site has changed - A LOT. All releases have been rescanned; album, single, video and collaborations covers, amounting to a total of
250 270. The old scans were from 1998, which is the stone age in internet terms. With more bandwith available and higher standards, I changed the format of the regular covers to a more 21st century look. All main illustrations on the record pages are also clickable for substantial enlargement.
In the listings, you will notice thumbnails being available for all releases. This speedens up the recognition of wanted items. And it looks better, too.
The promo section has been totally overhauled, mostly resulting in more pictures per item. Each promo page containing more photographs also features a lightbox gallery.
Enjoy the hunt while waiting for the new Live At Leeds De Luxe release :o)
It took some heavy thinking but I managed to incorporate photo gallery functionality into this website. Not all the old photographs have been transferred because of their resolution being too low for lightbox use. On the other hand there are some new ones to be found and more of those coming up.
I did not include a slideshow because this will only cost me bandwidth, which is something to be taken into account living in a shared hosting environment. Still I am convinced there is a lot of fine stuff to enjoy.
It looks like all the right buttons got pushed as things look pretty OK after a massive transfer of data.
Moving to a new service provider is a complex operation but it was necessary to keep things stable.
The photo gallery is not active at the moment as I am going to integrate this with the website itself.
I think I have an idea how to accomplish this.
English Originals Weekend
Friday 14 May 2010, Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Curated by Danny Thompson
Singer-songwriters Bridget St John and Mike Chapman are doing a gig in the North of England, in Southport April 22. Bridget has collaborated with John Martyn in the past and used to be friends with him.
Bridget St John and Michael Chapman
Bothy Folk Club, Thursday 22nd April 2010. 8pm.
Tickets and more details from Pete Rimmer, telephone 07973 623210