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An awful re-do of great songs,
This review is from: Couldn't Love You More (Audio CD)
I do not like this album. It's takes all the heart out of John Matryn's work, sanitises the soul of his creativity and makes a Phil Collins type album out of songs that Phil himself could not hope to compose. It is gutless muzak, and no wonder John Martyn was furious about its release back in the day. I bought it at the time thinking it was a compilation of classic tracks: it is, but arranged to appeal to the Mantovani syrupy strings and soft focus type listening public, and NOT for fans of John Martyn's inner brilliance, diluted as it is in this travesty. The two stars I give it are for the songs alone.
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Initial post: 28 Feb 2009 04:29:05 GMT
Numinous Ugo says:
If you want the classic tracks you get the original albums. The notion of a best of' album is for people who don't really want to be bothered to listen to music and musical morons. This album represents John's voice and songs in a different context and that should be celebrated. I love the songs in their original form but only a fool would not appreciate these reworkings.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2009 10:49:48 BDT
Mr. D. Lewis says:
Totally agree- I also recommend "No Little Boy" as well.
Posted on 10 Jan 2015 15:07:56 GMT
David M. Graves says:
This album is awful?!?!?!?!
All I can say is that those who have it play it and play it and play it..........
It may be we are not best judges of our own work and if some of the edges have been "smoothed off" that my not be to everyone's taste but it makes for superlative late night listening
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