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Sunday's Child

16 Mar 1993 | Format: MP3

4.99 (VAT included if applicable)
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Product details

  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 1974 Island Records Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 38:15
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  • ASIN: B001KWN1H6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 89,372 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
This album has served me well over the years.It never fails to satisfy that need to just remember how real and simple music can be. How good it is to just sit back and listen to some honest but extraordinary musicianship.This album draws you in and makes you its best friend. Before you know it you'll be constantly coming back to see how it's getting on, to find that it's "doing just fine thank you, and how are you?".
Danny Thompson on double bass with Martyn's distinctive guitar work is surely one of the greatest partnerships of all-time. It is a privelage to have the opportunity to hear how good Blues-folk music can be. This album along with his "Inside Out" and "Solid Air" albums are among the best recordings of the early seventies and demand to be alongside Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis,The Beatles, Stones et al. Do yourself a favour for such a low price you would be getting a serious amount of talent for your money and a lifelong friend who'll be there when you're getting stressed with the world.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Benny Placido on 24 Feb 2009
Format: Audio CD
A truly great album from the now sadly deceased John Martyn. There will never be the likes of him again, but at least we can glory in these fabulous albums. This album in particular is sadly under-rated, containing as it does, the genius of Spencer the Rover, Sunday's Child and the immense Lay it All Down with Danny Thompson on bass. Heart on sleeve just doesn't convey the emotion. Genius.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Arthur Dooley VINE VOICE on 24 Oct 2005
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1974 and John Martyn is on a roll. Following 'Solid Air' and the vastly under-rated 'Inside Out',JM continued in a rich vein with the release of 'Sunday's Child'.
The bluesy vocals,clean acoustic pickings over-laid with dreamy bass lines and the fuzzy guitar licks which energise tracks like 'Root Love' are a long way from the hippy fairy days of 'London Conversation' and 'The Tumbler'.
Excellent stuff from a giant amongst musical pygmies !
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Arthur Dooley VINE VOICE on 28 May 2006
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John Martyn's 1974 album carries on the fine run of classic early/mid severties albums which mark him out as a rare talent. A talent which has never grown dim despite the passing decades of emotional and physical decline which has seen him suffer Brendan Behan-esque alcohol induced torments.

Hopefully life in the Irish countryside might provide him with an anchor to cling on to.

Back to the album: It flows through the speakers like an aural river....deep and dark. Dappled with sunlight and clouds. As a guitarist Martyn is an alchemist. Tossing fire laced with honey from strings stretched to breaking point.

Sunday morning...strong coffee,newspapers and John Martyn. What more could you ask for ?
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This is my all time favourite John Martyn album. His muse is at a peak, his songwriting superb (and in particular his 'love' songs - isn't JM one of the best writers of romantic song ever?) and as for the playing, well, as ever he excels as a guitar player, and with the rich accompaniment of Danny Thompson (of Pentangle fame) on bass, there are textures here to satisfy the most discerning musical ear. Highlights for me are 'Lay It All Down' (a beautiful soft ambient song), 'Sunday's Child' (wonderful guitar & bass in a harsh lyric of a song), 'You Can Discover' (dreamy romantic and sexy love song with haunting flute - exceptional!) and the short 'Clutches' (funky, tight and mean). However, there is a not a duff track on this album. Be warned - if you buy this you will end up going back to it and playing it for years to come, as I have. An underrated masterpiece, and in my mind far better and rounded than the (rightly) much triumphed 'Solid Air' album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jaco76 on 20 Feb 2012
Format: Audio CD
Even if you already have this on CD, get the extended reissue with bonus tracks. The unreleased studio track 'Ellie Ree' is a lost gem - simple, acoustic, solo - and the 5 tracks recorded for John Peel are perhaps a career peak - beautifully played and sung by someone who sounds at ease with himself and with life. OK, so many moments of genius have come from the guy expressing his pain like no-one else ever could, but for those of us to whom his music has meant so much for so long, it's great to hear him happy. That's how it sounds to me anyway - see what you think!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Finbar the looney on 22 May 2011
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Where do you start to appreciate the brilliance of John Martyn,very few artists issue albums of this calibre,and John Martyn rarely failed,Sundays Child oozes class.
The album is a mixture of rock influenced songs and stunning jazz influenced songs.

The classic meeting with Danny Thompsons double bass is well to the fore,especially on the title track,also listen out for two stunning versions of the magnificent
"Spencer the rover".
John described this as a "Happy,family album" and it really is sprinkled with Martyns magic!!
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