Drawing upon an array of styles, ‘Grace And Danger’ was a cathartic, sometimes painfully intimate exploration of the breakdown of John Martyn’s marriage.
The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
In memory of the much-missed troubadour, songwriter and unique performer.
The folk musician was a musical maverick, a bitingly honest songwriter, and one of the most brilliant acoustic guitarists of his generation.
John Martyn was a prolific British folk singer-songwriter whose career includes albums like Solid Air, One World, and Inside Out.
The best Earth Day songs range from political warnings to songs written in celebration of our planet’s beauty.
The appearance of 'One World' showed that Martyn's sophisticated songwriting and performance style was breaking further into the mainstream.
The peerless troubadour passed away on 29 January 2009, soon after being appointed an OBE.
'50 Years Of Island Records', a documentary originally screened by BBC 4 about Chris Blackwell's influential label can now be watched on YouTube
Celebrating a songwriter who bore his heart at every turn, ‘Head And Heart: The Acoustic John Martyn’ is due for release on 28 April.
A slew of classic albums are reissued on 180g vinyl, with half-speed remastering undertaken at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.
John Martyn's Solid Air, released in 1973, is now deservedly viewed among the greatest British albums of all time, but was overlooked upon its release.
Thirty-plus years after his debut, Ben Watt is releasing his third solo album, ‘Fever Dream’. He speaks to uDiscover about his remarkably varied career.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios, six classic albums, including Exile On Main St, are being re-pressed on 180g vinyl as part of the Half Speed Mastering range.
This year’s John Martyn Summer Gathering, dedicated to a celebration of his work and influence on modern artists, takes place this weekend (June 26-27).