1 Jul 1986
The Bottom Line:
Confusing effort to mark John's twentieth anniversary as a performer. One rare track included but on the wrong spot.
This CD release was a bit confusing because it was simultaneously released with the original album. This so-called 'compilation' came with four bonus tracks. Catalogue numbers, covers and barcodes were the same and both CD's were mastered by Nimbus, England, with identical pressing or mastering numbers. (Other copies were mastered by PDO however and suffer from bronzing.) The Nimbus pressing has one dot pressed behind the album number, the compilation bears three dots. Like the original UK releases, the German compilation has got a white Island back cover instead of a black one.
Production: John Martyn
Engineers: Brian Young, Robin Rankin
CD: Island CID 9807