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on 17 April 2016
My feedback is to say how great it is to see so many people write good stuff about a gifted man, John Martyn's singing and playing is in a place of it's own with a lot of imitators (best form of flattery) but none to come near him, sadly missed.
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on 20 February 2012
Even if you already have this on CD, get the extended reissue with bonus tracks. The unreleased studio track 'Ellie Ree' is a lost gem - simple, acoustic, solo - and the 5 tracks recorded for John Peel are perhaps a career peak - beautifully played and sung by someone who sounds at ease with himself and with life. OK, so many moments of genius have come from the guy expressing his pain like no-one else ever could, but for those of us to whom his music has meant so much for so long, it's great to hear him happy. That's how it sounds to me anyway - see what you think!
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on 31 March 2013
This is one of John's best early albums. The classic track "Spencer the Rover" is perhaps the stand out track but the other tracks are not far behind. Love it!
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on 18 January 2009
"Sunday's child" is a bit of a disappointment after the glory of its predecessor "Inside out". To be sure, there are some great tracks here, like "One day without you", "My baby girl" and "Spencer the rover", but the album just doesn't have the impact the earlier albums had. It occurred to me that quite a few of the songs on this album just don't speak to me as clearly as those on earlier albums. There are two tracks, "Root love" and "Clutches", which point to Martyn's future where there's more room for electric guitar, but they don't seem to fit easily here.

This edition, like many recent remastered albums, has some welcome bonus tracks on offer, the last 5 of which recorded live for Radio One.

"Sunday's child" may suggest a lucky guy (and apparently John was born on a sunday), but the album itself is less lucky - to be standing between the towering and powerful "Inside out" and "One world" means a life in the shade.
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on 9 March 2015
Sublime voice as always. I was much more familiar with the earlier albums but love the loose, jazzy feel of this album.
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on 20 November 2008
This is my all time favourite John Martyn album. His muse is at a peak, his songwriting superb (and in particular his 'love' songs - isn't JM one of the best writers of romantic song ever?) and as for the playing, well, as ever he excels as a guitar player, and with the rich accompaniment of Danny Thompson (of Pentangle fame) on bass, there are textures here to satisfy the most discerning musical ear. Highlights for me are 'Lay It All Down' (a beautiful soft ambient song), 'Sunday's Child' (wonderful guitar & bass in a harsh lyric of a song), 'You Can Discover' (dreamy romantic and sexy love song with haunting flute - exceptional!) and the short 'Clutches' (funky, tight and mean). However, there is a not a duff track on this album. Be warned - if you buy this you will end up going back to it and playing it for years to come, as I have. An underrated masterpiece, and in my mind far better and rounded than the (rightly) much triumphed 'Solid Air' album.
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on 22 May 2011
Where do you start to appreciate the brilliance of John Martyn,very few artists issue albums of this calibre,and John Martyn rarely failed,Sundays Child oozes class.
The album is a mixture of rock influenced songs and stunning jazz influenced songs.

The classic meeting with Danny Thompsons double bass is well to the fore,especially on the title track,also listen out for two stunning versions of the magnificent
"Spencer the rover".
John described this as a "Happy,family album" and it really is sprinkled with Martyns magic!!
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on 20 April 2009
I had remembered hearing Spencer The Rover, years ago and heard it again, on a recent tribute tv programme, toJM. In nmy opinion, this is the best track on this record and for myself,I,m happy to have bought it for this alone - beautiful.
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on 31 January 2016
Sadly missed
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on 26 September 2014
thankyou
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