John Martyn And (Go! Discs GOD 828-798-2) Revivified by a change of label and aided by young hip-hop producer Stefon Taylor, the veteran songwriter delivers his best work in years. Martyn's slurred, world-weary vocals ooze sensuality, and are complemented by a combination of snappy beats, jazzy soprano sax and his own subtle guitar work. Languid, but uplifting.
This three sentence review was published in The Observer of Sunday 28 July 1996. It was preceded by The Sex Pistols..