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.
A seminal 1972 recording by John Martyn, which previewed his landmark ‘Solid Air,' is the Offer of the Week from Island in the uDiscover Deluxe Audio Store.
The life of Sandy Denny is remembered in a new biography by British music writer Mick Houghton, to be launched with a live music event in London on March 3.
'Sapphire' and 'Piece By Piece,' the 1980s albums that signalled the return of John Martyn to Island Records will be reissued by the label in the new year.
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Born 66 years ago, September 11 would have been John Martyn's birthday, and there’s news of a new Universal box set by the great singer-songwriter.
In a glorious John Martyn revival by the Glorious Fools, Martyn's vast body of work is being kept alive by a UK band named after one of his albums.
The auction of rare Nick Drake recordings has been postponed after a row broke out about who owns the recordings.
Two of the finest voices in British Folk, both friends and label mates, performing at the same concert for just 50p.
Not only did some of the most important British folk records come out on one label, Island, but also one producer, Joe Boyd, was responsible for them all.