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Cooltide

24 May 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 May 2006
  • Label: FullFill
  • Copyright: (c) 2006 FullFill
  • Total Length: 52:35
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  • ASIN: B001R97SUS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,690 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Jun. 2008
Format: Audio CD
"Cooltide" was Martyn's 2nd album for Permanent Records and was issued to a largely indifferent public on 9 September 1991. Its long, funky and often soulful tracks were mature - and I loved it from the moment I heard "Hole In The Rain" and the hypnotically magical "Jack The Lad". "Cooltide" was unfortunately also typical of so many Martyn LPs in the 80's and 90's - superb in places and dull-as-dishwater in others. But my God, when he was good, he was untouchable. And of course - he had and still has - that voice - sexy and soothing at one and the same time. A wonder in itself.

This 2007 reissue on his own 'One World Records' adds four bonus tracks to the original 9 - first up are the two exclusive mixes that came on the April 1992 CD single for "Jack The Lad" - an extremely hard to find item nowadays - and finally two previously unreleased live tracks from the tour of 1991. As luck would have it, they're kicking live versions of the best songs on the album, "Hole In The Rain" and "Jack The Lad". "Jack The Lad" is good, but not great - "Hole In The Rain" however is fantastic. It's uses a slightly different and yet better synth fill as he sings - and there's a superb guitar solo too. This is an absolute must for Martyn fans. His live albums are often peppered with brilliance like this and this version is right up there (check out his superb re-working of 1975's "Sunday's Child" on the live album "Philanthropy" from 1983).

But the best news is the SOUND. The original CD - even though it was 1991 - was always underwhelming - especially on tracks like the lovely "Call Me" and "The Cure" - and of course the gorgeous "Jack The Lad". Well this DALLAS SIMPSON remaster is about twice as good - not overbearing - but now imbibed with the muscle the music always needed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. James C. Bond on 6 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
If you do not love this CD then check your pulse.
Another brilliant album from John Martyn.
The voice of an angel and the attitude of a little devil.
Leave on replay for a week or two to fully appreciate its depth and quality.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bob Provan on 19 Dec. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Quite a low volume level recorded album this, however still a good one from JM. A really laid-back vibe throughout. Good to add to your collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Skippy on 15 Sept. 2011
Format: Audio CD
One of John martyns finest albums though the add ons were not as good as the original recordings,worth the buy if only for the title track
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Classic Martyn album from his later years. Some really good tracks. The album grows on you. Often the individual tracks develop as they go along. You need to sit down and listen properly to the songs from start to finish without skipping from one to another to appreciate this album fully. I am not sure if the sound quality is much different to the original release. I found the sounds just a bit flat, but this is no reflection on the music. The vinyl issue can be had on the second-hand market, but for some reason tend to be really crackly.
If you like Martyn, you have to have it in your collection.
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