Stormbringer! (remastered & expanded)

John & Beverley Martyn
3 Oct 2005
The Bottom Line:

Well produced CD with interesting bonus material.

The 12 page booklet has sleevenotes by Mark Powell and some original photo material from the period. Also small pictures of single sleeves.

The CD itself is printed in pink Island label design.

The bonus tracks were recorded during a demo session at Sound Techniques Studios, Chelsea, 16 April 1969 and are previously unreleased.
One Of Those Days is a slow blues sung by Beverley and in spite of the sleeve credit, probably co-written by her.
I Don't Know is a more interesting song and typically JM from the period.

Universal released a Japanese re-issue 21 May 2021.

Full credits:
Compiled and sleevenotes by Mark Powell
Mastered by Paschal Byrne at Audio Archive, London
Project co-ordination for Universal by Joe Black
Tape Research by Zoe Roberts

John Martyn - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
Beverley Martyn - vocals, acoustic guitar
Paul Harris -piano, organ, musical direction, arrangements
Harvey Brooks - bass
Levon Helm - drums on Sweet Honesty and John The Baptist
Billy Mundi -drums on Go Out And Get It
Herbie Lovell - drums on Stormbringer! and Would You Believe Me
John Simon - harpsichord on Tomorrow Time

Original LP photographs (cover and page 12) by Hiroshi
Original LP design by Nigel Waymouth with art direction by Diogenic Attempts Ltd.
Live photographs by Geoff Alan
CD artwork & design by Pbil Smee at Waldo's Design & Dream Emporium
Engineering by John Wood
Produced by Joe Boyd - Witchseason Productions Ltd.

"Universal would like to thank: Daryl Easlea, Andy Griffin,
John Hillarby, Mick Houghton and John Scott
Be sure to visit the website:"

Production: Joe Boyd
Engineer: John Wood
Compilation and sleevenotes: Mark Powell
CD: Island IMCD 317 / 983 079-4
CD: Universal UICY-79454 (Japan, 2021)