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Old 03-21-2009, 10:34 AM   #21 (permalink)
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It's a pity it's only half hour long He was a brilliant guitar player and should have been noted for it. His experimentation was so unusual considering it was just acoustic.

This was on last night and it's on again tonight. It was a cracking documentary. The guy was an animal!

BBC - BBC Four Programmes - John Martyn: Johnny Too Bad
^ i'll watch that. I love the way on the acoustic numbers he keeps time and rhythm with his thumb on the lower strings
The third song is amazing, 'Certain Surprise'.

He really is merrily pissed in this isn't he? As it should be I think, this stuff is getting me in the mood for summer twilights
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:38 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Absolute genious, and amazing artist, a great sad loss.
My favourite albums are Bless the Weather and Stormbringer, Solid Air is also amazing. Some of my standout tracks have to be:
The Small Hours
Bless the Weather
Dealer
John the Baptist
And so many more......
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:56 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Solid Air <3
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:30 PM   #24 (permalink)
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As Jackhammer said, it's absolutely criminal that this man didn't/doesn't get enough attention.
I've only listened to Solid Air, to be perfectly honest, but i enjoyed it a great deal.
Solid Air is an absolutely magic track, everything in it is perfect. The soft acoustic guitar, his voice echoing...just fantastic.
Over The Hill is also great. Very peaceful
I Don't Wanna Know is also brilliant. And by the way, here's a version of it Anteater sent my way:

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Well, here's another effort to ressurect this:



Another fantastic track from Mr. John Martyn, everyone should listen to this at some point in their lives.
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"Solid Air" is a masterpiece.

His playing and singing are exquisite...but it's his masterful songwriting that really hooks me in.
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he is awesome!
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:04 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Well, here's another effort to ressurect this:



Another fantastic track from Mr. John Martyn, everyone should listen to this at some point in their lives.
Phenomenal track and a great version too.
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