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The Island Years - John Martyn,
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I picked this up on a recommendation from a colleague as a bargain MP3 download. Like most 'oldies' of a certain age I had 'Solid Air' in the cd collection but that was the extent of my recorded JM.
I managed to catch the documentary on tv a couple of years back filmed after JM's amputation and was intrigued by the wit and spirit of the man.
I'm still working through the cds on the daily commute and I'm loving the purity and sweetness of his voice and accomplished guitar accompaniment. Reminiscent of Bert Jansch in voice and the use of DADGAD tuning every track is a delight. And the alternate tracks show the subtle differences between each performance. Recommended to folkies and lovers of solo voice/guitar everywhere