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A recent album of cover versions,
This review is from: The Church With One Bell (Audio CD)
This album is probably the best of John's recent releases - most of his recent releases have been rather uninspired - the stand out tracks are versions of Ben Harper's 'Excuse Me Mister' (check out Ben Harper if you like John Martyn, especially 'Fight for Your Mind'), and Portishead's big hit (sorry - can't remember the title of that one).
It's not perfect - some of the tunes feel a bit jaded - but it's a good one to get if you want to hear how he sounds now, when he's on fairly good form. Nothing beats his own early songs though, and I'd suggest 'Bless the Weather', 'London Conversation' and 'Solid Air' as rock-solid introductions to what he sounds like at his best.