John Martyn's remarkable talents claim a special place in British music. His work has always defied simple categorisation: for two decades John Martyn has been open to experiment, to the constant regeneration of his music.
Witness, for instance, the way he has embraced elements of folk, jazz, rock and blues, consistently avoiding clichés and stereotypes. And the story is still unfolding. Every year brings a fresh chapter in the evolution of an extraordinary career. The music on this compact disc gives at least an indication of that fascinating story. Twenty four minutes, thirty nine seconds of pure John Martyn. Listen closely.