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London Conversation

John Martyn Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (30 July 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B0000071YT
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,532 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fairy Tale Lullaby
2. Sandy Grey
3. London Conversation
4. Ballad Of An Elder Woman
5. Cocain
6. Run Honey Run
7. Back To Stay
8. Rolling Home
9. Who's Grown Up Now
10. Golden Girl
11. This Time
12. Don't Think Twice It's Alright

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5.0 out of 5 stars Please Buy This 3 Oct 2002
Format:Audio CD
London conversation was the first time I heard John martyn. Everything about the album, the lyrics, the voice, the feeling and the guitar playing consumed me with a desire to play it again and again and also to try and learn how to play the songs.
I am amazed no-one has ever tried to tab this cd into a book. Highlights for me are Cocaine, Sandy grey, Ballad of an Elder Woman, Fary Tale Lullaby, Back to Stay and, well, just about all of them.
Martyns altered, mainly acoustic, tunings give a different feel to the album than to some other Folk albums of the time and he even plays the sitar on Rolling Home.
Miss this at your peril,
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His finest work 6 April 2006
By Luke
Format:Audio CD
This was the first full album i heard by John Martyn and has remained my favourite since purhcasing Grace & Danger, Solid Air, One World etc. All of his work is marvellous but this has so many strong songs on it. I can't believe how overlooked JM and this album are. London Conversation includes a cover of Bob Dylan's 'Don't Think Twice, Its Alright' which John does brilliantly. What i think makes him special are his unique guitar tuning / pickings and his stunning voice. Unbeatable.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my favourite john martyn album 9 Nov 2006
Format:Audio CD
this is by far my favourite john martyn album. recored when he was just 18 in 1968 - this is johns first album - and some say its a straight folk record - i however, deem it to be simple in theory and beautiful in practise. the gorgeous guitar tunings and slick but thoughtful guitar playing, accompanied by johns raw, melodic vocals make this a truely sublime album.

i'd recommend this album for anyone who likes the work of nick drake, bob dylan et al - ...actually, i'd recommend it to everyone.

it's amazing how many more wonderful albums john has made with his first being such a stonker.

enjoy :-)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One for the devoted fan 10 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
An (eventually) great artist starting out. If you are a fan and this is missing from your collection then it is a must have.
If you are looking for an introduction to John's music, this is probably not for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars back to my youth! 19 Jun 2009
By LD
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
well this really took me back - John Martyn before he started exploring what his voice could do and all the electronic gadgetry he used to great effect in later recordings. i really like the simplicity of this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Conversation from JM 13 Oct 2013
By Gordy D
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Seen JM a few times live, once with his full electric line up and they rocked. Also a solo set which was magical. This CD reminded me that John Martyn was a genius guitarist. Enjoy
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have 13 Aug 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Always loved this album so when my LP became a little too well played I had to get the CD.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dated
I liked John's "May you Never" and therefore bought this as a filler for my collection. Bit dissapointed really, not terrible, just nothing that I likes a lot.
Published 10 months ago by Mr. J. H. Cardew
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds to chill to on a sunny day, candle-lit evening, in the car, on...
Love John Martyn, whatever mood he's in. This early album is a real gem. It's sweet, simple and beautiful and shows off his guitar prowess and understated vocals perfectly. Read more
Published 13 months ago by C. R. Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars Class Act
I first saw John Martyn via a rather technological-breakthrough-type event known as Sight and Sound in Concert - this was a simultaneous broadcast by the BBC of a series of gigs on... Read more
Published 18 months ago by C. N. Garrow
3.0 out of 5 stars London Conversation
An interesting album to own for John Martyn fans.Vocally and musically different from his work that evolved subsequently .Some good fingerpicking acoustic guitar. It grows on you
Published 24 months ago by Robert Mottershead
5.0 out of 5 stars JOHN MARTYN BEST
HI,I GOT THIS ONE FROM AMAZON RECENTLY,I HAVE A FEW MORE CD'S FROM JOHN
AND I LIKE THEM ALL VERY MUCH,SOLID AIR,BLESS THE WEATHER,ONE WORLD,GRACE AND DANGER AND INSIDE OUT,BUT... Read more
Published on 15 May 2009 by Antonio Baptista
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas gift
This album was bought as a Christmas gift for my son who is delighted with his present.
Published on 16 Feb 2009 by Mr. A. R. Mackay
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