This record was cut using a specialist technique known as half-speed mastering. This artisan process results in cuts that have superior high frequency response (treble) and very solid and stable stereo images. In short, a very high quality master that helps to create a very high quality record.
Recorded at Sound Techniques Studio in Chelsea during 1972, John Martyn's seminal album Solid Air was originally released in February 1973. Emotionally intense and hauntingly beautiful Solid Air encapsulates almost every musical genre with ease and accomplishment.
The songs are exquisitely crafted fusions of blues, country, folk, jazz and rock, with dazzling guitar, musicianship and outstanding vocals. "May You Never" became a signature song for Martyn and a firm live favorite and the title track is a stirring tribute to singer/songwriter Nick Drake, a close friend and label-mate.