John Martyn – The Island Years [17 CD Box Set] (2013) FLAC
Year of release: 2013 | Quality: FLAC (Image+.cue) | Bitrate: Lossless | Total time: 07:46:03 min | Total size: 8,9 Gb
Genre : Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Commercial Marketing
MOJO can announce exclusively that a treasure-trove of unheard material will accompany the full Island Records oeuvre of folk maverick John Martyn, to be unleashed in an 18-disc box set in September.
Aural highlights include several songs unreleased in any form ? including Love In Your Life from 1984, Lifeline from 1987 and a cover of High Heel Sneakers from the Grace And Danger sessions ? plus two full unreleased live shows, one from The Hanging Lamp, Richmond, May 8, 1972, with Martyn in his Bless The Weather/Solid Air pomp, and one from Sydney, Australia in 1977.
Martyn?s singular approach to songwriting and guitar playing ? not to mention his swashbuckling lifestyle ? meant that he rarely played a song the same way twice and, with alternate takes fleshing out many of the already-classic Island albums, multiple treats are in store.
Fascinatingly, these include the original 1987 mixes of The Apprentice album, the recordings that prompted the Island label to drop Martyn in 1988 [he put out his own version of the LP in 1990]. For the first time fans will be able to judge for themselves whether it was Island or Martyn who had lost the plot.