First paperback edition of the third JM biography.
"Johnny Boy Would Love This. ... A Tribute to John Martyn"
(Hole In the Rain/Liaison Music/V2)
Johnny Boy Would Love This… A Tribute to John Martyn
Hole in the Rain/Liason
Rolling Stone: * * * * *
By WILL HERMES
August 2, 2011
E-book edition that preceded the printed version.
This is in fact the first version of Chris Nickson's biography that was actually sold. The Amazon description:
"Heaven and Earth," John Martyn (Hole In the Rain)
John Martyn was one of the greatest English singer-songwriters who never made a dent in the United States. Martyn's work was probably better known from artists who covered his songs, including Eric Clapton (May You Never), but Martyn was a singular performer and a true innovator.
John Martyn | Heaven and Earth
Album review by John Powell
It is a wee bit bizarre that what is British singer/songwriter/guitarist John Martyn's final studio album begins with him singing "Don't make me laugh, I might die laughing." That song, Heel Of The Hunt, also features Phil Collins singing a spectral-like refrain that calls for the singer to "Be at peace now."
John Martyn: Heaven and Earth (2011)
When the late British musical icon John Martyn sat down at the keys, veteran rock producer and good friend Jim Tullio sighed. Martyn, an innovative guitarist and singer, had just finished a suite for the London National Ballet Company, which Tullio was mixing, but insisted he needed to lay down a keyboard part. Tullio prepared for hours of noodling, but Martyn made one pass and left. As Tullio incorporated the track into the mix, he was blown away.
Singer, guitarist and composer John Martyn was a folkie with a jazz soul. An accomplished and innovative guitarist, he got his start as a teenager in Britain's thriving folk scene of the 1960s. He went on to add electronics, collaborate with Phil Collins and score a hit with the British dance band Sister Bliss. Pink Floyd's David Gilmour was a fan. Beth Orton was one of many who recorded his songs.