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The Tumbler

14 Nov 2005 | Format: MP3

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2:19
2
2:55
3
3:09
4
3:12
5
2:30
6
2:36
7
3:03
8
2:34
9
2:20
10
2:30
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2:53
12
4:05

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  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Universal-Island Records Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 34:06
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  • ASIN: B001KC354U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,057 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 31 Jan 2009
Format: Audio CD
It's hard to believe (and painful to realise) that one
man's music can have been around in my life for
more than forty years and that now he is gone.

Together with Joni Mitchell this formidable singer/songwriter's albums
have formed a hugely important part of the musical soundtrack to my life.

That one day he would no longer be there was inevitable.
His was a life lived hard and lived mostly well .

Never a man to compromise. He plowed a deep and singular furrow
across the terrain of our musical consciousness.

A rich example of all that it might be to be a man
both in love with and at odds with the world.

That unique voice together with his irascible, unpredictable and larger-than-life
personality are preserved in a veritable treasure trove of superlative recordings.

There are many who hold up 'Solid Air' (1973) as his finest hour.
I have a strong affection for the mid-career project 'Glorious Fool' (1981).

The album I have chosen to accompany these inadequate reflections,
however, is Mr Martyn's second release 'The Tumbler' (1968).

There is a freshness and creative verve in these twelve songs
which belie his tender years.

The guitar technique is never anything less than prodigous.
The folk roots are barely contained by his raucous imagination.
The voice has not yet settled down into the familiar raw and ragged
textures of its later incarnation. Here it is a much lighter instrument
infused with whimsy, optimism, good humour and not a little sunshine.

Mr McNair (Flute), Mr Moses (Bass) and Mr Wheeler (Guitar)
contribute unobtrusively and sympathetically to the project.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. Carter VINE VOICE on 28 July 2003
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Ignore the review giving this album just 1 out of 5. Any album that contains a tune as mind-blowing as Seven Black Roses cannot be ranked so low (some of the plucking is unbelievable!). It also contains another classic in The Gardeners, which has a darkness similar to that of some of Nick Drake's songs. Admittedly it is twee in parts and some songs haven't dated well, but I still enjoy playing it and find John Martyn's first three or four albums to be a lot more accessible and melodic than his later stuff.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. Carter VINE VOICE on 26 July 2003
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I felt compelled to write a short review of this album after seeing that some fool had given it 1 out of 5. Seven Black Roses, the last track on the album is an absolute corker for starters and has some of the best folk guitar playing I've ever heard. The Gardeners is also excellent, with a dark and brooding atmosphere that has your neck hairs standing on end (similar to Nick Drake's Black Eyed Dog, without being quite so depressing!). I'll admit that at times some songs do sound slightly twee in sentiment and a bit dated, but it is still a great folk album that I frequently play and enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Honest Joe on 8 Jun 2010
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Having first heard "Dusty" on an Island sampler album circa 69 I was determined to hear more from what appeared to be a unique talent. I bought the "Tumbler" as soon as pocket money allowed and was not disappointed. I literally played it to death for a few years and then having purchased further Martyn albums "Tumbler" was sadly neglected. I then moved on to other things and Martyn for my sins was forgotten.
However, Radio 2 recently played some John Martyn songs and my memory was pricked. I bought this album for nostalgic reasons and although some of the tracks sound definately 60s it is still a great example of a master at work.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By T. Flint on 10 Dec 2006
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This is John Martyn's second album, recorded in 1968 when the folk/rock boom was nearing its height. Immediately the album kicks off with 'Sing A Song Of Summer' and John displays his lightening fast guitar picking skills learnt from Davy Graham. Other highlights include 'Goin Down To Memphis' with its wonderful slide guitar sections. 'Dusty' and 'Fishin Blues' also impress, anyone used to Martyn's more gruff sounding jazzy voice from 'Solid Air' onwards as I was will get a bit of a shock here. No slurred or moaned vocals, but a crisp clear young folk voice. At around 30 mins in length, this is a brief experience but it should please both fans of the current crop of acoustic guitar singing wannabees and guitar nuts who can try and work out the dizzying finger picking/slide and strum style of Martyn. The best from his early period, but there was even better to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CStoney on 29 April 2012
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This is an intiguing CD and shows how quickly John developed over the first few albums of his career. There are definite signs of a developing guitar technique with altered tunings and an aggressive picking style moving the story on from London Converation. Lyrically it is still immature with rather twee rhymes and throw away lyrics but a few signs of the radical shift that came with Bless the Weather start to show through. The flute is all over the songs and for me begins to irritate and ruin the feel of the songs. Overall interesting for me as one who loves John's work as it shows where he came from but probably not essential to those who came to John later in his career and expect the Solid Air songwriter to be fully formed.
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