Ain't No Saint

1 Sep 2008
The Bottom Line:

40 years of John Martyn.

The first two CDs provide a career retrospective of at least one song from all 22 of his studio albums (1967 to 2004). Discs 3 and 4 are entirely made up of live and unreleased performances (1973 to 2008).

Disc 1 (75:51 minutes):

1. Fairy Tale Lullaby (from "London Conversation", 1967)
2. Sing A Song Of Summer (from "The Tumbler", 1968)
3. Stormbringer (from "Stormbringer", 1970) John and Beverley Martyn
4. Tree Green (from "The Road To Ruin", 1970) John and Beverley Martyn
5. Head And Heart (from "Solid Air", 1973)
6. In The Evening (a "Solid Air outtake, also on the 2009 2CD DELUXE EDITION)
7. Solid Air (an Alternate version, also on the 2009 2CD DELUXE EDITION)
8. Keep On (a "Solid Air outtake, also on the 2009 2CD DELUXE EDITION)
9. The Glory Of Love (a "Solid Air outtake, also on the 2009 2CD DELUXE EDITION)
10. Go Down Easy (from "Solid Air", 1973)
11. Ain't No Saint (an "Inside Out" outtake, an instrumental)
12. Fine Lines (from "Inside Out", 1973)
13. Eight More Miles (a "Sunday's Child" outtake)
14. Call Me Crazy (from "Sunday's Child", 1975)
15. Black Man At The Shoulder (a "One World" outtake)
16. All For The Love Of You (a "One World" outtake)
17. Working It Out (a "One World" outtake)
18. Couldn't Love You More (from "One World", 1977)
6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 to 17 are PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

Disc 2 (79:29 minutes):

1. Advertisement (30-second Radio Spot for the March 1977 'Best Of' Island Records compilation "So Far So Good")
2. Small Hours - Instrumental [originally known as "Space Peace"] (a 10:18 minutes Alternate version, also on the 2004 2CD DELUXE EDITION of "One World"]
3. In Search Of Anna [credited on the box as "Anna"] (a 1979 Australian-only 7" single on Island Records K7450. Theme to a movie of the same name)
4. Lookin' On (from "Grace And Danger", 1980)
5. Amsterdam (from "Glorious Fool", 1981)
6. Hung Up (from "Well Kept Secret", 1982)
7. Acid Rain (from "Sapphire", 1984)
8. Who Believes In Angels (from "Piece By Piece", 1986)
9. The Apprentice (from "The Apprentice", 1990)
10. Hole In The Rain (from "Cooltide", 1991)
11. One World (alternate version from the re-recordings compilation "Couldn't Love You More", 1992)
12. Sunday's Child (a 1992 re-recording, an Alternate version)
13. Carmine (from "And.", 1996)
14. The Sky Is Crying (an Elmore James cover from "The Church With One Bell", 1998)
15. So Sweet (from "Glasgow Walker", 2000)
16. Back To Marseilles (from "On The Cobbles", 2004)
1 to 3 and 12 are PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

Disc 3 (77:37 minutes):

1. Bless The Weather (Live at the Empire Theatre, Edinburgh, 22 August 1973)
2. Make No Mistake (Live at the Empire Theatre, Edinburgh, 22 August 1973)
3. So Much In Love With You (Live at Leeds University, 13 February 1975)
4. Spencer The Rover (Live at Leeds University, 13 February 1975)
5. My Baby Girl (Live at Leeds University, 13 February 1975)
6. You Can Deliver (Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, 16 March 1975)
7. Solid Air (Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, 16 March 1975)
8. I'd Rather Be The Devil (Devil Got My Woman) (a Skip James cover, Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, 16 March 1975)
9. Outside In (Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, 16 March 1975)
10. Advertisement (18-second Radio Spot for a Sunday Night concert in Birmingham)
11. Big Muff (Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, 21 November 1977)
12. One Day Without You (Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, 21 November 1977)
1 to 12 are PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

Disc 4 (79:44 minutes):

1. Dealer (Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, 21 November 1977)
2. Smiling Stranger (Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, 21 November 1977)
3. Johnny Too Bad (Live at BBC Bristol for "A Little Night Music" Television Show, 12 August 1981)
4. Hurt In Your Heart (Live at BBC Bristol for "A Little Night Music" Television Show, 12 August 1981)
5. John Wayne (Live at The Montreaux Jazz Festival, 18 July 1986)
6. Angeline (Live at The Montreaux Jazz Festival, 18 July 1986)
7. Mad Dog Days (Live at The Montreaux Jazz Festival, 18 July 1986)
8. The Moment (Live at The Town & Country Club, London, 12 November 1986)
9. Fisherman's Dream (Live at The Town & Country Club, London, 12 November 1986)
10. Sweet Little Mystery (Live at BBC Television Show "Later With Jools Holland", 5 November 1992)
11. May You Never (Live at the BBC Television Show "Later With Jools Holland", 5 November 1992)
12. Step It Up (Live at the BBC Television Show "Later With Jools Holland", 1 June 1996)
13. Sunshine's Better (Live at the "Andy Kershaw Show" for BBC Radio 1, 12 August 1996)
14. On For The Road (Live at BBC Television Show "Later With Jools Holland", 14 May 2004)
15. Over The Hill (Live at the BBC's "Radio 2 Folk Awards" Show, 6 February 2008)
1 to 15 are PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED; 15 features JOHN PAUL JONES of LED ZEPPELIN on Mandolin

Carriers: 
4CD: Universal Island 530 798-7