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  • Audio CD (4 Aug 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino Encore
  • ASIN: B001BS0JFQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,409 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Couldn't Love You More 4:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Amsterdam 5:280.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Hold On My Heart 4:410.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Perfect Hustler 4:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Hearts And Keys 7:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Glorious Fool 5:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Never Say Never 4:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Pascanel (Get Back Home) 3:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Didn't Do That 4:220.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Please Fall In Love With Me 6:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Don't You Go 4:400.79  Buy MP3 

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Philip Baird on 4 May 2011
Format: Audio CD
Although John was past his artistic peak by the time of this release he would still go on to put out some very fine music, and this was the best of his post 70's output. It's actually as good as any of his key works but perhaps not so creative and vital as the essential Bless the Weather, Solid Air, One World etc releases of a few years earlier. It's one of the best albums of the 1980's by any artist and has some of John's finest compositions, particularly the definitive recording of Couldn't Love You More, and the sublime Hold On My Heart with a beautiful flugelhorn solo. The Phil Collins sound is all over it but actually adds to the dynamics and texture of the album for the better. It's a companion piece to Phil's own Face Value and came out around the same time. I always preferred the more introspective side of John's muse but the couple of harder edged pieces on here really work and set off the overall melancholy of the album. Even by his standards the emotion and feel achieved on this record is quite beautiful and it could perhaps be considered his most overlooked masterpiece. Go on and see for yourself.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Joe Little on 27 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
Of all of John Martyn's recordings this one seems to be the hardest to find and is a real gem. Recorded with Phil Collins and Eric Clapton around the time all 3 of them were divorcing. this is a really dark album with a lot of the sounds that would go onto make Face Value appearing here. "Please Fall in Love with Me" is nothing short of a demo of "In the Air Tonight" and "Couldn't Love You More" is re-recorded here in its best form.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lynn Tremarco on 2 Jan 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have been a John Martyn fan since the late 1970's, and I have most of his albums, although some of the older ones are only on cassette. So I decided to buy this CD so it would last. I hadn't listened to the album for about 10 years and wondered how it would stand the test of time. No worries...it sounds better than ever. Many die hard JM fans denigrate this album for being a deviation from the norm but that to me makes it all the more special. It allows us to hear a lighter approach to his expression, and coupled with beautiful melodies and always meaningful lyrics plus awesome percussion, this album is a gem and is well worth a listen, even to those new to John Martyn.
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By Keith B on 22 Nov 2013
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This album is simply John Martyn at his best. I may be biased, as it brings back memories of a gig where he played and played and played - until he was dragged off stage by the road crew. The folk-jazz-bluesy guitar and slurred lyrics are just so typical of John and the tracks? Every one is a stand out! There are other albums - and many of then woould rate 5 stars too. But for me this is the five star starred album. Enjoy.
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