John & Beverley Martyn

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Format: LP

Cat No: UMCLP053

Release Date:  28 July 2023

Label:  Proper Records

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  805520240536

Genres:  Folk  Singer Songwriter  

  • Description

    A complex and sometimes belligerent character in real life, on record, John Martyn was the epitome of the folk-dreamer, embodying the spirit of the bourgeoning London acoustic scene of the late 60s. Well-known and respected for his 70s albums Solid Air and One World, this is where it began. John Martyn met Beverley Kutner and the pair married in 1969. Kutner was a dazzling folk singer who had been invited by Paul Simon to sing on Simon & Garfunkel's Bookends album. It was obvious that two such talents united in love should also unite in music. Stormbringer! – produced by Joe Boyd – was the first of two albums billed to both of them.

    Recorded in Woodstock, the album featured The Band's Levon Helm on drums on Beverley's standout, eight-minute long Sweet Honesty. Not to be overshadowed John also contributed John The Baptist, one of his career highlights, with Beverley adding sweet backing vocals.

    This re-issue faithfully replicates the original 1970 Island Records UK release and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Go Out And Get It
      • 2. Can't Get The One I Want
      • 3. Stormbringer!
      • 4. Sweet Honesty
      • 5. Woodstock

      Side 2

      • 1. John The Baptist
      • 2. The Ocean
      • 3. Traffic-Light Lady
      • 4. Tomorrow Time
      • 5. Would You Believe Me?