Album review

Heaven And Earth - Hole in the Rain LSM 4010

14 May 2011
Arts Desk
Thomas H. Green

I've spent the last week feasting on John Martyn via Spotify. He was a gap in my musical education. He turns out, as a large portion of you reading already well know, to be a rich, raw talent. I knew his rep but had a misguided notion he was another blueprint for whiny contemporary singer-songwriters. All that reveals is my own ignorance.

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Heaven And Earth - Hole in the Rain LSM 4010

11 May 2011
The Herald Scotland
Keith Bruce

John Martyn, Heaven And Earth

Two years after his death, the final recordings by the ground-breaking Glaswegian are released.

Although now regularly cited as an influence by many (and audibly so), it is over three decades since Martyn's career was at a peak, but technology has since made copying his technical innovations possible, and his vocal range –from light-voiced yearning to blues growl– is the aim of many.

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Solid Air - Simply Vinyl SVLP 501

1 Mar 2011
Hi-Fi News & Record Review
Steve Sutherland

Vinyl Release


John Martyn:
Solid Air

Now on 180g vinyl, this unlikely fusion of jazz and folk is winning new fans nearly 40 years after its first release. Steve Sutherland recalls a meeting with John Martyn.

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