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John Martyn - Glorious Fool - LP Vinyl Album
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However the band is superb(when did John Martyn ever work with bad musicians?),some of the songs are lovely and the closing track"Don't you go" is a deeply moving anti-war song,hymn-like,tradditional-sounding,and a song as good as any Martyn ever brought to the recording studio.
Those new to the great man might be best advised to stick with the golden 70's period ie,"Solid Air""Inside Out" and "One World",
but speaking as a lifelong fan I always find that this album offers moments that are,at times lush,funky,jazzy,soulful and,well..glorious.
I can't hide the fact that I was really disappointed. 'Couldn't love you more', for example, is a pale shadow of the glorious song it is on 'One World'. All tracks on 'Glorious Fool' suffer greatly from the slick production they've been subjected to, and to me it seems that this record sounds much more dated than anything John Martyn did before or after.
So, just two stars - I would probably bestow more stars on it had it been by anybody else, but this is by the great man himself. As you may have gathered, this is by far my least favourite John Martyn cd.
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NOT AS GOOD AS Piece by Piece and I do prefer his earlier work from the 70's however the album is OK
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well could John Martyn ever get it wrong? of course not....I LOVE "The Sky Is Crying"Published 18 months ago by CJ Wild
Definitely, as you'll know reading this, JM was one great genius. This is not representative of his output. It stands alone as a one-off 5-star album. Why? Read morePublished on 2 Feb. 2011 by Amazon Customer