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John Martyn – Solid Air

John Martyn
Solid Air
Style: Folk
Label: Island Records
Catalog Number: ILPS 9226
Released: 1973, 70's
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Cited as being an entry point to genres such as trip hop and ambient, Solid Air is undoubtedly John Martyn’s magnum opus. A true balance of dark and light, the album name and title track serve as a dedication to his friend and label mate Nick Drake whose noticeable depression was of deep concern to him. The record plays through a various array of emotions and expressions, bringing you up before letting you stay too low with its juxtaposing track sequencing.

– Jonny Garciaros

Recommended – A1 Solid Air, B1 Go Down Easy, B3 May You Never

Tags: Ambient / Folk / Vocal
Tracklist:

A1 Solid Air
A2 Over The Hill
A3 Don’t Want To Know
A4 I’d Rather Be The Devil
B1 Go Down Easy
B2 Dreams By The Sea
B3 May You Never
B4 The Man In The Station
B5 The Easy Blues

Credits:

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals – John Martyn
Bass – Dave Pegg
Congas – Speedy (Neemoi Acquaye)*
Design [Sleeve] – Fabio Nicoli
Double Bass – Danny Thompson
Drums – Dave Mattacks
Photography By [Back Cover And Inside] – Brian Cooke
Photography By [Front Cover] – John Webster
Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Clavinet – Rabbit (John Bundrick)
Written-By, Producer – John Martyn
Saxophone – Tony Coe (A1)
Vibraphone [Vibes] – Tristan Fry (A1)
Autoharp – Simon Nicol (A2)
Mandolin – Richard Thompson (A2)
Violin – Sue Draheim (A2)
Written-By – Skip James (A4)
Synthesizer – John Martyn (B6)

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