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John Martyn – Grace And Danger (1980)


John Martyn – Grace And Danger (1980) (1973)
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“The messages I was getting back were that Chris felt it was too sad and he didn’t want to put it out. He felt it too depressing and didn’t want it released.”
– Martin Levan, producer

“I freaked: ‘Please get it out! I don’t give a damn how sad it makes you feel- It’s what I’m about: direct communication of emotion.”
– John Martyn, 1981

Grace And Danger is the 1980 album by John Martyn, written and recorded while he was in the process of divorcing from his wife Beverley.

The songs strongly reflect the emotional upheaval that Martyn was experiencing at the time.

The album was produced by his friend Phil Collins who was similarly in the process of divorce from his wife. Collins also played drums and provided backing vocals.

The release of the album was delayed by Island Records for a year apparently because Chris Blackwell the label owner (and a friend of both John and Beverley) found the album too depressing.

The UK photographer/artist Sandy Porter created the image used on the cover (winner of the European album cover of the year) for Island Records. Whilst working on Grace and Danger, Bruno-Christian Tilley, Island Records’ designer on Grace and Danger and U2’s Boy album, commissioned Sandy to create the alternate image for the Boy cover which was to used on US and international releases of the album. This due to fears that the band might be accused of child pornography if the original image had been used.


Tracklisting

01.Some People Are Crazy
02.Grace And Danger
03.Lookin’ On
04.Johnny Too Bad
05.Sweet Little Mystery
06.Hurt In Your Heart
07.Baby Please Come Home
08.Save Some (For Me)
09.Our Love

Personnel

John Martyn – Lead Guitar and vocals
Tommy Eyre – Keyboards, Synthesisers
John Giblin – Bass
Phil Collins – Drums, Backing Vocals
Dave Lawson – additional synthesisers

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John Martyn – Live At Les Cousins (1968) – VERY RARE!!


John Martyn – John Martyn – Live At Les Cousins (1968) – VERY RARE!!
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Mentored by Hamish Imlach, John Martyn’s professional musical career began when he was seventeen, playing a blend of blues and folk that resulted in a unique style that made him a key figure in the London folk scene during the mid-1960s.

He signed to Chris Blackwell’s Island Records in 1967 and released his first album, London Conversation, the following year.

This first album was soon followed by The Tumbler (December 1968), which was moving towards jazz.

This rare recording captures Martyn between his first two LPs and charts the change of musical course he was then taking.


Tracklisting

01 Back Again –
01 Dont Think Twice It’s Alright
02 Goin’ Down To Memphis
03 Winding Boy
04 Woodstock
05 Traffic Light Lady
06 Would You Believe Me
07 Jelly Roll Bake

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John Martyn – Inside Out (1973)


John Martyn – Inside Out (1973)
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Inside Out was Martyn’s fifth solo album, and his seventh if one includes the two albums he’d made with his then wife, Beverley.

Featuring a great band – including Steve Winwood – It was his jazziest release to date, featuring two fan-favourites, “Fine Lines” and “Make No Mistake,” as well as two songs that he enjoys playing live as jazz epics, “Outside In” and “Look In.”

It is noted in allmusic’s review that it is probably his most experimental album.

This experimentalism came as something of a shock to fans when it arrived directly after his best-loved album, the softer and more melodic Solid Air.

An 18-minute live version of “Outside In” later appears on his self-distributed Live at Leeds album.


Tracklisting

01. Fine Lines
02. Eibhli Ghail Chiuin Ni Chearbhail
03. Ain’t No Saint
04. Outside In
05. The Glory Of Love
06. Look In
07. Beverley
08. Make No Mistake
09. Ways To Cry
10. So Much In Love With You

Personnel

John Martyn – vocals, guitar
Danny Thompson – bass, double bass
Chris Stewart – bass
Steve Winwood – bass, keyboards
Chris Wood – flute, horns
Remi Kabaka – percussion
Kesh Sathie – tabla
Bobby Keyes – saxophone

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