Album review

Sunday's Child - Island ILPS 9296

1 Apr 1975
Unknown
[Geoff Barton]

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.

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Sunday's Child - Island ILPS 9296

1 Mar 1975
Zig Zag #50
Andy Childs

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.

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Inside Out - Island SMAS 9335

9 Nov 1973
Philadelphia Daily News
Rich Aregood
On Record
By Rich Aregood

[...]

Inside Out (Island) is another of John Martyn's oddly beautiful excursions. He mumbles and the music is full of electronic whoops, but it all works. Musicians like Steve Winwood and Danny Thompson work on this album. The old standard The Glory Of Love never sounded so weird - or so good.

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