The Bottom Line:
Man in the station as a laid back duet.
"Got to get on that train if it kills me."
Recorded 10 & 20 November 1999, 8-11 January and 6-9 February 2000 at The Dairy and November 1999 - February 2000 at Static Studios.
Line-up of the Martyn track:
John Martyn - guest vocals;
Paul Stacey - guitars and bass guitar;
Luis Jardim - percussion;
Andrew Newmark - drums;
Mornington Lockett - clarinet;
Catherine Browning, Chris Payne, Brian Wright - violins;
Charlotte Glasson, John Murphy, Sophie Sirota - violas;
Jo Richards - cello;
Anthony Kerr - vibes.
|01||How Can I Be Sure?||(Felix Cavaliere/ Edward Brigati jr)||2:42|
|02||Man In The Station||(John Martyn)||3:45|
|03||Up From The Skies||(Jimi Hendrix)||3:58|
|04||Inspired Insanity||(Phoebe Snow)||3:53|
|05||People Make The World Go Round||(Bell/ Creed)||4:00|
|07||Strangers Now||(Arnie Somogy/ Claire Martin/ Charlotte Glasson)||4:27|
|08||More Than You'll Ever Know||(Al Kooper)||7:55|
|09||Over By Allenby||(Comfort)||3:11|
|10||More Than I Can Bear||(Julia Fordham)||3:45|
|11||He's A Runner||(Laura Nyro)||3:27|
|12||Wailing Wall||(Todd Rundgren)||3:32|
"A very special thank-you to John Martyn & Charlotte Glasson."
John also gets a small photo on the cover taken by Andy Glass and Barry Canston. (Wonder how they did that.)
Big John Hillarby reports:
'John () was collected from the airport and driven straight to the recording studios in Brixton, South London. He hadn't slept for a couple of days but turns in a great vocal performance (). The producer was happy with John's first cut but John wasn't and insisted on doing a few more takes.'