This collection of tracks from previous Martyn LP's is an acoustical gem of mostly folk-flavored material
JOHN MARTYN is a genuine original and we should cherish him.
Hardly prolific (his last studio set was released in January 1975), Martyn is one of those rare artists who has displayed a talent for musically progressing from one project to the next.
This is a beginner's guide to John Martyn's (above) unique brand of music - and it's near-perfect.
John Martyn is another of England's fine guitarist/ singers of whom little is heard here. But that's about to change.
Recording of the closing show at London's Rainbow theatre which sadly closed down in March last year after a short but distinctive history as a major rock venue.
In «Sunday's Child», l'ottavo album di John Martyn,
si celebrano le aspirazioni dell'uomo comune, di tutti i giorni:
gioia della famiglia, nella tranquillità più piena si raccolgono i frutti di una vita,
nella dolcezza si ritrovano i desideri dell'amore...
un lavoro che fa fare un passo avanti alla buona musica
e lascia arretrare l'abbaglio e il glam. Anteprima.
John Martyn: imaginative electric guitar
John Martyn: Sunday's Child (Island)
The success of John Martyn's latest album and of his recent U.K. tour have been two of the most hopeful aspects of British rock in the first part of 1975. For years John had been an artist consigned to the obscurism of folk clubs and the modesty of second on the bill of a larger concert. But Martyn has stuck to his task, built a following through graft and a series of fine albums of which Sunday's Child is the latest and, in Britain, most successful.
For me, the release of a new John Martyn album is always among the most noteworthy events of the year. The development of his music, its conception and execution, seems to be one of the most important and enjoyable trends in British music to emerge in the last five years, during which time he has eroded the somewhat superficial but steadfast barriers that divide folk and rock music, and produced records that have been brilliantly innovative and easily accessible.
Every second album, Scotland's John Martyn produces a masterpiece or near-masterpiece which reflects the potential vitality of the esoteric 'folkie' in contemporary popular music.
JOHN MARTYN: SUNDAY'S CHILD (ISLAND)