Live At Leeds advert

20 Sep 1975
Melody Maker

This historical full page advert was printed in Melody Maker of 20 September 1975, page 15 (and also one week earlier on page 17). It served to promote the 'independent' release of the Live At Leeds album. John's private address got published in the process, albeit misspelled. Four concert dates were also included, 'On tour with Out To Lunch'.

'Look 'ere, I've made this album. Now keep schtum and don't tell de uvver mob.
Just send free quid as soon as you like to my gaff and my latest live waxing can be yours.'

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Martyn Tour, Do-it-yourself Album Sale

[Julie Webb]
New Musical Express

JOHN MARTYN, whose forthcoming British tour will be his last in the foreseeable future, is to sell his new album from his home on a mail order basis. The album will be issued in a plain white sleeve and is available in a signed limited edition of 10,000. Price £2.50 p and p. 50p extra, from John Martyn, 10, Cobourg Place, The Old Town, Hastings, Sussex.

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Natural Martyn

Edward Jones
Melody Maker

SEAGULLS are soaring on the rising air currents from the sea. Sparrows and yellowhammers are chirruping in the undergrowth. The sun beats down. And John Martyn walks beside the sheer white cliffs at Hastings, where he lives.

Croydon, Fairfield Halls, 25 May 1975

7 Jun 1975
New Musical Express
Rod McShane

John Martyn

THERE AREN'T many musicians who can carry off a set barely ninety minutes long, almost thirty of them between-numbers chat, without leaving an audience feeling short-changed. Martyn's Croydon concert did, and managed much more. It was one of the most completely satisfying gigs I've attended in a long time.

Sunday's Child - Island ILPS 9296

1 Apr 1975
[Geoff Barton]

John Martyn: imaginative electric guitar

John Martyn: Sunday's Child (Island)

The success of John Martyn's latest album and of his recent U.K. tour have been two of the most hopeful aspects of British rock in the first part of 1975. For years John had been an artist consigned to the obscurism of folk clubs and the modesty of second on the bill of a larger concert. But Martyn has stuck to his task, built a following through graft and a series of fine albums of which Sunday's Child is the latest and, in Britain, most successful.

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Sunday's Child

London, Imperial College, 1 Mar 1975

15 Mar 1975
New Musical Express
Chris Salewicz

John Martyn


Yes, that's right. 'Koss' turned up for the final couple of numbers. But there had been ten John Martyn song workouts prior to that, you know, with his voice tumbling along like some kind of crazed tumbleweed and harmonizing with Danny Thompson's rolling stand-up bass and his own staccato guitar patterns.


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