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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...

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.


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