John Martyn Solid Air: Classics Revisited on LP
With a career spanning over 40-years, legendary British singer-songwriter and guitarist John Martyn has released 21 studio albums and has worked with such luminaries as Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and Phil Collins among others. The Times has described Martyn as, “an electrifying guitarist and singer whose music blurred the boundaries between folk, jazz, rock and blues.”
Martyn began his professional musical career when he was just 17, playing a blend of blues and folk resulting in a distinctive style which made him a key figure in the British folk scene during the mid-1960s. It was in the 1970’s that Martyn found fame as a solo artist and in 1973 he released one of the defining British albums of the decade, Solid Air.
Originally issued on Island Records, the title track was a tribute to singer/songwriter Nick Drake, a close friend and label-mate. Madfish Records is now releasing a vinyl edition of the album which was re-recorded by Martyn in 1993. Among the 10 tracks on Solid Air: Classics Revisited are iconic tracks like "May You Never," which became a signature song for Martyn and a firm live favorite, the aforementioned "Solid Air" and "Bless The Weather."
John Martyn Solid Air - Classics Revisited Track Listing:
1. Head & Heart
2. Over The Hill
3. Solid Air
4. Just Now
5. May You Never
6. Bless The Weather
7. Fine Lines
8. I Don't Wanna Know
9. Ways To Cry
10. Man In The Station