Balance And Control

8 Nov 1980
The Bottom Line:

Only album John has produced for another artist.

Recorded and mixed at Keystone Studios, Dublin; engineered by Andrew Boland assisted by John Grimes.

"Special thanks to John Dunford, Gerry Harford, Caragh Coote, Clive and Chris."

Vinyl: Warner WEA K 58205
CD: Prog Temple PTCD8051 (28 Feb 2016)

Harmony Of The Spheres

Neil Ardley
1 Jan 1979
The Bottom Line:

John does not take much space in the jazz-rock domain.

Instrumental compositions played by British jazz rock musicians led by Neil Ardley (26 May 1937 - 23 February 2004).

Vinyl: Decca TXS-R133 (blue label)
Vinyl: Decca 6.23985 (Germany, red label)
Vinyl: Decca TXS 3153 (Spain)
CD: Decca POCJ-2838 (Japan, 2000)
CD: Esoteric Records eclec2096 (UK, 24 Nov 2008)


John Stevens' Away
4 Jun 1976
The Bottom Line:

Bit too spontaneous jam effort with interesting jazz artist that played drums during Live At Leeds gigs.

John Martyn on guitar [and vocals].

Vinyl 7": Vertigo 6059 140
Also on LP: Superbeeb BEDP 001
2CD: Beat Goes On BGOCD1198 (bonus tracks)

Man In The Hills

Burning Spear
1 Jan 1976
The Bottom Line:

Physical but little proof of John's sabbatical in Jamaica.

Regular reggae album, meaning two chords and little room for guitar.

Vinyl: Island ILPS 9412
CD: Mango RRCD 15 846 565-2

Right Side Up

Ralph McTell
1 Jan 1976
The Bottom Line:

Some modest echoplex on one song only. Also contains May You Never cover.

Vinyl: Warner K 56296
Vinyl: Mays Records TG 002 (1982)
CD: Leola TPGCD19 (2001)


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