Album review

Classics - Artful CD31

1 Jun 2000
Classic Rock #15
Andy Robson

Martyn's split with Permanent in the 90s centred on their release of material he hadn't approved, notably re-recordings of some of his great 70s Island tracks. Permanent have since morphed into Artful and this 'best of' covers much of that disputed 90s material.

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Classics - Artful CD31

1 Jun 2000
Record Collector #250
Simon Ward

One might expect a John Martyn album entitled Classics to provide exactly what it says. However, while the songs on offer are admittedly classics, the performance of them is less so.

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And - Go! Discs 828 798-2

2 Aug 1996
The Independent
Andy Gill
And

His 25th album is John Martyn's best for some time, a relaxed, summery affair on which the songs seem to evaporate in their warm surroundings, leaving just Cheshire Cat suggestions of emotions and Martyn's balmy baritone humming like a cloud of insects.

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