"I like the idea of a video that wasn't a concert, and the lads backstage," notes a comfortably overstuffed John Martyn from a similarly overstuffed armchair. "That's Spinal Tap stuff."
The Bottom Line:
Not everything rare is valuable
Theo The Sailor
A shadowy figure from Sandy Denny's early life is Theo Johnson, immortalised in her song 'Next Time Around' as 'Theo the sailor who sings in his lair'.
Still, highly recommended.
Johnny Boy Would Love This: A Tribute to John Martyn, CD review
Beck, David Gray, Paolo Nutini, Snow Patrol and Robert Smith are among the stars who line up to pay tribute to John Martyn.
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None of it is clumsy but, equally, none of it truly escapes the originator's gravitational field.
Whatever the style of the cover version, Martyn's poetic truths shine through.
Sid Smith 2011-08-12
However affectionate a tribute album, they can still make you wish classic songs, like historic buildings, could somehow be listed to preserve their original splendour.
Mark Edwards hears why stars are queuing up to pay tribute to the late John Martyn
It’s always rather reassuring to find new evidence that rock stars are just like the rest of us.