Stormbringer! - Island ILPS 9113

1 Mar 1970
Record Song Book
Anonymous

Some time ago we were mightily impressed with an album called The Tumbler by a Glasgow-born folksinger/ guitarist named JOHN MARTYN. John, a quiet sensitive boy, wrote gentle songs of love and birds, flowers and trees, and he sang them to his guitar as he travelled the country. Then he met Beverley who came from Coventry and who also sang pretty songs. They fell in love, married, and now they're making music together. All of which brings us to this new album Stormbringer on Island ILPS 9113. It's by John and Beverley and it's an attention-grabber from beginning to end. They recorded it in New York with a bunch of very talented musicians, and it's probably one of the most beautiful albums you're likely to hear in a long time.

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Record Song Book kost 1' and was published by Felix McGlennon Ltd, London. It counts 16 pages, has Bob Hite (Canned Heat) on the cover and contains news, features, show biz gossip and reviews. Inside were the lyrics of 26 songs. The review is in a section called "Discs that are different".
The issue is not dated but it was published after the release of Stormbringer (February 1970), in the 'same month' as the CBS sampler Fill Your Head With Rock (21 March 1970) and before 17-18 April, this being the announced dates for two CBS produced Sounds of the 70s concerts in Royal Albert Hall.

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