12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Johns best folk albumn,
This review is from: The Tumbler (Audio CD)
For those who dont know, way back when before he learned to drink, slur and play the blues John Martyn had a realy clear boreing voice and occationaly sang some very dodgy lyrics. That admition though shouldnt put you off this albumn, particularly if your a guitarist, there realy is some beutiful fingerpicking going on here, some of his best infact. The production (done by Al Stewart) shines out in comparison to london conversation, particularly on tracks like 'Hello Train' and 'the Gardeners' and Al always manages to do Johns amazing guitar work justace.
A must have for fans of Johns Folk days and the place to start for fans of the blues era looking to go folky.
PS: I would have gone for 4 stars but im trying to get the average up over that guy who gave it 1*