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Five star and must-have performance! But ...,
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This review is from: Live At Leeds (Deluxe Edition) (Audio CD)
I've had the original Live at Leeds release for years and was really delighted when this more complete recording hit the markets - although the booklet made clear that it's not simply an expansion of the original release.
In terms of musical quality and sound this is a wonderful release and a must-have for any John Martyn fan. On the downside, as already mentioned by others, I find the rude and macho talk in between songs quite annoying a lot of the times. While it may have been right in the concert situation it's just not working on cd. I've always wondered about this chasm between the poetic gentleness of a lot of his songs and his onstage (and offstage) rough personality. Well. I suppose it's down to taste. For my own sonic pleasure I've cut out the banter and just put the music on a recordable cd.