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Sweet Little Mysteries - The Island Anthology Box set

4.4 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD (1 Jun. 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B000001E4I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,028 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Bless The Weather
  2. Head And Heart
  3. Glistening Glyndebourne
  4. Solid Air
  5. Over The Hill
  6. Don't Want To Know
  7. I'd Rather Be The Devil (Devil Got My Woman)
  8. May You Never
  9. Fine Lines
  10. Eibhli Ghail Chiuin Ni Chearbhail
  11. Make No Mistake
  12. One Day Without You
  13. Lay It All Down
  14. Root Love
  15. Sunday's Child
  16. Spencer The Rover
  17. You Can Discover
  18. Call Me Crazy

Disc: 2

  1. Couldn't Love You More
  2. Certain Surprise
  3. Dancing
  4. Small Hours
  5. Dealer
  6. One World
  7. Some People Are Crazy
  8. Lookin' On
  9. Johnny Too Bad
  10. Sweet Little Mystery
  11. Hurt In Your Heart
  12. Baby, Please Come Home
  13. Sapphire
  14. Fisherman's Dream
  15. Angeline
  16. Send Me One Line

Product Description

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MARTYN JOHN

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His whisky-grained vocals and alternately sweet, stinging acoustic guitar have made Scottish troubador John Martyn a seductive but sadly overlooked original among British folk performers since his emergence in the late '60s. That oversight is answered by this intelligent two-CD anthology of Martyn's rich catalog of albums for Island Records, which document his triple threat as a distinctive guitarist, soulful singer, and compelling writer and interpreter. Martyn's moody legacy includes winsome ("May You Never," covered by Eric Clapton) and harrowing ("Solid Air," his plea to friend Nick Drake) examples of abundant craft, notable for his rich vocals and spare, elegant arrangements featuring Richard Thompson, Danny Thompson, Phil Collins, and other better-known English musicians who savored Martyn's musical gifts.--Sam Sutherland

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By A Customer on 6 Sept. 2005
Format: Audio CD
If you have heard of John Martyn and are looking to find out more about the man and his music, this is an excellent introduction to his work. Tracks are taken from all of his major studio albums, and the compilation is kept relatively free of the Phil Collins influence. Standout tracks for me are Solid Air, May you Never, Spencer the Rover, Sweet Little Mystery (yes, I know Collins produced it and sings backing vocals on it, but even he is allowed to get one right ocassionally) and Angeline. Don't be put off by reviewers who say that it doesn't live up to the full majesty of his best albums. This compilation hasn't been produced for that purpose. It is here purely to allow you to enjoy a snapshot of the career one of the best Singer/Songwriters of his generation.
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The Master never disappoints,this is a great compilation for a hardened fan or a first discoverer with a generous double album...
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This is a must for anyones collection, even if you have all of his albums, as it has a nice biography with it. Only thing that is missing is some of his more recent works. On the up side is that most of the recordings on this collection are fairly free of the over powering Phil Collins influences.
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So many great tracks on the Island Double CD. No point in waxing lyrical about it, if you are JM fan you probably already have all these tracks anyway. If you don't then maybe you should give it a try.
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For a friend who loves great music. My friend was very happy with this CD. Sensual creation by a musical genius.
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By A Customer on 17 Nov. 2005
Format: Audio CD
If you're looking at this review to find out if this is a reliable purchase then I think the track selection on this is excellent - better than the more recent "Anthology". For anyone really wanting the best I think it covers the essential John Martyn from Island. I find myself playing disc one most - the earlier stuff. John Martyn was initially a folkie and later became more of a rocker.
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Bit of a letdown as I was hoping I'd bought his resung masterpieces. These seem a bit tepid but I just can't recall the title of the copy I had previously to capture his wonderful raddled sounds of the later years.
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So good I had to buy another, gave my original copy of this to a family member and then had to replace it the next day. If you don't know the sound of John Martyn then nows the time to listen.....
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