John Martyn - Live At Rockpalast 1978 (CD/DVD)

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John Martyn was an electrifying guitarist and singer whose music blurred the boundaries between folk, jazz, rock and blues.

John Martyn (born Iain David McGeachy on September 11, 1948 in New Malden, Surrey, died January 9, 2009 in Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland) was an exceptional guitarist and accomplished singer/songwriter. He was 'an electrifying guitarist and singer whose music blurred the boundaries between folk, jazz, rock and blues' (The Times).

Nick Drake, the melancholy songwriter born in Burma, now Myanmar, was a good friend and flatmate of John's and, like John Martyn, an insider tip on the singer/songwriter scene for years. When Drake died in 1974, John Martyn had just gotten his career off the ground, signed a record deal with Island Records, and celebrated his first chart successes with his 1973 album 'Solid Air', the title track of which was dedicated to the depressed Drake. In 1977 came the album 'One World', the final breakthrough for John Martyn. An album with music somewhere between folk and jazz, recorded under the direction of Chris Blackwell with musicians such as Stevie Winwood and the Jamaicans Rico and Lee Perry. On this album, Martyn had already perfected his amazing virtuoso picking technique on the guitar, and he also created a unique sound by often running his acoustic guitar through a fuzzbox, phase shifter and above all Echoplex and other effects devices.

John Martyn makes full use of this technique at the concert on March 17, 1983 in Hamburg's Audimax. Alone on stage, John is the solo entertainer, spontaneous, sometimes funny and ironic, unpredictable, fearless and fascinating and all this on a very high musical level. John is the great master of ceremonies who inevitably captivates the audience. And he is not above interacting with and involving his audience, creating a unique live atmosphere.

Acoustic, electric, funny, ironic, unpredictable, fearless and fascinating - all this plus a bonus track from 'Die Aktuelle Stunde' (WDR TV) from October 12, 1989!

Media

Bonus Materials

  • bonus track 'LookAt That Girl', recorded at German TV programm 'Aktuelle Stunde' of Oct. 12, 1989

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • One Day Without You
  • Outside In
  • Bless The Weather
  • Certain Surprise
  • Big Muff
  • Couldn’t Love You More
  • Small Hours
  • Solid Air
  • May You Never
  • Seven Black Roses
  • I’d Rather Be The Devil
  • Look At That Girl
Disc 2:
  • One Day Without You
  • Outside In
  • Bless The Weather
  • Certain Surprise
  • Big Muff
  • Couldn’t Love You More
  • Small Hours
  • Solid Air
  • May You Never
  • Seven Black Roses
  • I’d Rather Be The Devil
  • Look At That Girl

Additional Details

Label: Made In Germany Music

Genre: Folk

Run Time: 146:32 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 09/06/24

UPC: 885513909725

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