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At last the definitive Live at Leeds CD!,
This review is from: Live At Leeds (Deluxe Edition) (Audio CD)
One of the all-time great live albums just got better!
I bought the Live at Leeds Deluxe version with some trepidation since - in my view - there have been some issues with previous CD versions, particularly poorly recorded/mastered bonus tracks. However everything on the Deluxe version sounds better than it ever has done previously and the rehearsal recordings are genuinely worth hearing in their own right. If you like John Martyn then I'd say this is an essential purchase - even if you have a previous CD version. John and Danny Thompson in particular are on top form and the remastered sound is very good: clearly (and rightly) live. John Hillarby's sleevenotes are both informative and affecting.
Listening to any John Martyn album reinforces his originality and emotional honesty, but none more so than this. No wonder he's missed so much.