I'm going to have to suppress my enthusiasm for 'Stormbringer', as it means too much to me, on a personal level. That aside, it is a seminal 'must have' album. Ardent 'John Martyn' fans sometimes have a problem with 'wife' Beverley.....whereas, I have problem with her absence, after 'Road to Ruin'. Some say that she cannot sing. For me, she inhabits that rarified atmosphere of other famous non-singers, who nevertheless are capable of transporting the listener beyond the mere musically 'accomplished'..... Jane Birkin, Marrianne Faithfull et al. In short, I just don't care. Beverley Martyn 'does it for me' every time. Hers is the true voice of emotion. Anyhows, she CAN sing and, her 'musical antecedents', as 'Beverley Kutner', are as rich as it is possible to get; so 'ya-boo-sucks' to any other opinion!
It is not by accident that this album has been continuously produced for very nearly forty years! In its own quiet way, it is one of the greatest albums of all time.