18 Dec 1982
NEW AND DEVELOPING
WELL KEPT SECRET - John Martyn - Duke/ Atlantic 90021-1 - Producer: Sandy Roberton - List: 8.98 - Bar Coded
A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Martyn has employed a number of styles in his work including folk, blues, rock, jazz and reggae over the course of his 12-LP recording career. On his latest album, coming just seven months after the release of his first Duke effort Glorious Fool, Martyn masterfully leads a new band through a series of urgent songs about love and revenge, including Back With A Vengeance, Gun Money and Changes Her Mind.
This review was printed in Cash Box of 18 December 1982.