Atmospheric synthesizer and folk-guitar improvisations with a Caribbean feel.
British singer/ songwriter John Martyn has been making terrific albums for more than a decade, and this is one of his best.
Duration: 61 min 55sec
01 Sundays Child
03 Call Me Crazy
04 Couldn't Love You More
05 Make No Mistake
06 Sweet Little Mystery
07 Bless The Weather
08 Dealer (leads straight into Outside In)
09 Outside In
10 Easy Blues (Jelly Roll Baker)
11 Johnny Too Bad
John Martyn - guitar, vocals
Alan Thomson - bass, synthesiser
Jeff Allen - drums
Is John Martyn referring to himself with his latest album title? The once-greatly-respected guitarist has been drifting further into obscurity lately.
Over the course of 12 albums, John Martyn evolved from a Dylanesque British folksinger to a jazz-influenced electric guitarist and semi-mystical writer and singer.
John Martyn continues to flex his muscles in his Well Kept Secret (Duke 90021-1), a new collection of tunes from this excellent songsmith.
New pop/ rock releases
I hadn't really divined the evolution of John Martyn into the Celtic version of Michael McDonald until now
Martyn masterfully leads a new band through a series of urgent songs about love and revenge, including Back With A Vengeance, Gun Money and Changes Her Mind.
From his early days as a folk strummer to the jazz-inspired, synthesized ramblings in which he has been dabbling of late, commercial success has eluded this British guitar whiz/ vocalist.
The performances on and production of Glorious Fool are superior, but John Martyn's songwriting this time around leaves something to be desired.