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Welcome to the housewarming party

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.

More info on the tribute album

Gradually more info is seeping through about the upcoming John Martyn tribute album.
Robert Smith (from The Cure) has done a version of Small Hours.
We also know Beth Orton recorded a version of Go Down Easy.
Beck is now reported to have made a version of Stormbringer.
And Ted Barnes and his fellow member Gavin Clarke of the UK folk band Clayhill had a go at Over The Hill.

Solid Air should be present of course but who is to record this classic JM song? Associate producer Pete Mason had Sting in mind but he proved to be too busy recording a new album for himself. Skye, the Morcheeba singer, was next in line and seems to have done a fine job.

The band Oh My God is also involved as they mention having been recording in Jim Tullios studio too.

Skye wrote a nice blog entry on her contribution here.

Cover album II

More news on the JM cover album. Beth Orton, who once covered Don't Want To Know on her album Superpinkymandy, played a New York concert at the City Winery on January 17th. Elizabeth Hahn reports Beth played 'Go Down Easy' on this occasion, with Sam Amidon and Thomas Bartlett of Doveman.
The interesting part is Beth added they had recorded it for an upcoming John Martyn tribute album. So there's definitely something cooking...

Cover album?

Robert Smith of The Cure made an interesting blog entry for the official band website on the 13th of January.

I have recorded a cover for a John Martyn tribute album, as well as a couple or three other 'collaborations'.

So what we can tell from this is that someone must be producing a John Martyn tribute album. I have no further details yet and wonder if they will make it before the 29th of January.
Would be nice if they managed to get some people listed on this page...


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