Spizzles | The John Martyn Band | In Concert - 254

Date: 
29 Jun 1981
Written by: 
Anonymous
BBC  P=POP/ROCK 31.64
No.
254.2
In Concert

featuring

The
John Martyn
Band

30'00''

Stereo/Mono
Green Label

Glasgow-born John Martyn has long been recognised as one of Britain's great creative guitarists. In a career in music which spans some twelve years he's released a series of classic albums, ranging from his well-known solo work to the accompanied material which has included the services of some of the world's finest musicians.

John Martyn's career began in 1967 when he established his name on the British folk club circuit and released an acoustic album titled The London Conversation [sic]. The next album, The Tumbler, was one of his classics and it put his name on the map throughout Europe and the U.S.A. In 1969 he released Stormbringer which was recorded in New York and included members of Bob Dylan's famous backing team, The Band. Working in America was to have a profound effect on John Martyn's music. Jazz and blues crept into his work and the next two albums,1 Solid Air and Inside Out showed these influences in the development of his guitar technique.

1981 sees John Martyn return to recording after a lay-off of more than two years. 2 His latest album, Grace And Danger, is destined to be another milestone in his work. The album includes Phil Collins on drums and former Jeff Beck man Max Middleton on keyboards. The songs are all finely crafted by John and some of them can be heard in this IN CONCERT performance.

John Martyn - guitars and vocals
Max Middleton - keyboards
Alan Thomson - bass
Jeff Allen - drums
Danny Cummings - percussion
Side 2, Programme 254.2   29'23''
 
  BIG MUFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8'53''  
  GRACE AND DANGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6'30''  
  SAVE SOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3'50''  
  JOHNNY TOO BAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8'50''  

 

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CN 03811.02/S Issued Wk 27/81
ONE DISK (also contains SPIZZLES – see p.31.63
Rights: World-wide

sitenotes:
1 It is unclear why The Road To Ruin has disappeared and the same goes for Beverley. Ditto Bless The Weather.
2 Wrong. Grace And Danger was well out in October 1980.


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STEREOPHONIC RECORDING:
To reproduce in MONO it is
essential to use a STEREO
pickup.

IN CONCERT – 254 (ii)
featuring
THE JOHN MARTYN BAND
 
Total Duration: 29'23''
Cues and Music Copyright
 
Side 2 (of 2) begins:
 
   BRIAN MATTHEW: This is Brian Matthew and you're tuned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 
   MUSIC: 'BIG MUFF' 8'53''
  (Martyn, Perry/ Blue Mountain Music)
 
  'GRACE AND DANGER' 6'30''
  (Martyn/ Blue Mountain Music)
 
  'SAVE SOME' 3'50''
  (Martyn/ Blue Mountain Music)
 
  'JOHNNY TOO BAD' 8'50''
  (Slickers, Martyn/ April Music)
 
Side 2 (of 2) ends:
 
   APPLAUSE: FADED FOR 20 SECONDS TO END
 
 

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