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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...

Not bad

The full top 10 of Lasting Tribute celebrity tributes to get the most messages in 2009 is:
1. Jade Goody
2. Michael Jackson
3. John Martyn
4. Dave Dee, DJ and 60s celebrity
5. Actress Natasha Richardson
6. Film star Patrick Swayze
7. Singer Stephen Gately
8. Patrick McGoohan, star of cult 60s show The Prisoner
9. Actress Wendy Richard
10. Phil Easton - veteran presenter and Liverpool FC match day announcer

Says the Coventry Telegraph.

Seasoned Greetings

It has almost been a year now but over here we still miss Big John in a big way. At least we might expect Willing To Work to be released in 2010...

Meanwhile I wish all of you a merry Christmas and a fantastic new year.

This site is technically up to date but I have had too little time for adding all the latest releases. Eventually I will do some catching up though, hopefully in the new year.

Really Gone but not quite

cover photoA version of the UltanJohn track Really Gone has been included on Ultan Conlon's debut solo album Bless Your Heart, which was presented 20 November 2009 with a free gig in Kelly's, Bridge Street, Galway. Ultan John (Ultan Conlon and John Conneely) worked with John Martyn on the track that appeared as a single November 2006.

Conlon played support to Martyn for a concert at the Cork Opera House that took place 3 August 2005. John liked the duo so much they were offered a second support act the next day, at Dolans Warehouse (Limerick). Afterwards Martyn asked if he could join in a recording session for UltanJohn, at Ross Studios, Clarenbridge.

The album was written and produced by Ultan Conlon and co-produced by Eoin McCann and Raoul Terzi. It was mastered by Ray Staff, best known for his work with Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, The Clash, and Muse.
The album is released on DarkSideOut records.


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