JOHN MARTYN plans to sell his new album on a mail order system from his own home. The album will be sent out in a plain white sleeve with a white label. It will be a limited edition of 10,000 and the album will cost £2.50 plus 50p for p&p.
The album coincides with the last John Martyn tour of the UK for some time, which opens at the London Theatre Royal on September 21.
Other dates are: Birmingham Town Hall (24), Leith Citadel Theatre (29), Glasgow City Hall (30), Kingston Poly and North London Poly (7), Southampton University (8), Bedworth Civic Hall (12), Plymouth Guildhall (13), Bath University (14), Manchester University (15), Middx Poly (20), Bristol Poly (21), Sheffield University (22), Leeds University (26), Dundee University (27), Stirling University (28), Strathclyde University (29) and Newcastle City Hall (30).
More dates may be added later. Martyn will be accompanied by Danny Thompson on the tour. The album, which was recorded live at Leeds University, will be on sale at the gigs as long as stocks last.
The address to write to for the album is: John Martyn, 10 Cobourg Place, The Old Town, Hastings, Sussex.
This announcement was based on a press release as identical text were printed by the NME and Melody Maker. A few typos have been corrected.