John Martyn - Solid Air mp3 album
Solid Air is the fourth studio album by British folk singer-songwriter John Martyn, released in February 1973 by Island Records. The album was recorded over eight days and features instrumental contributions by bassist Danny Thompson and members of Fairport Convention. Solid Air", the title track, was dedicated to a friend of Martyn's, Nick Drake, who would die of an antidepressant overdose 18 months after the album was released
Produced by John Wood & John Martyn. Album Solid Air. Solid Air Lyrics.
John Martyn's Solid Air is certainly his best known album and generally acclaimed as his best album, even if there is a crowd to contest that his later 70's albums were better (OW and G&D). I'm of the first school, even if I prefer Outside In even more. Solid Air is somewhat of an anomaly in Martyn's discography for its sleeve artwork is an abstract hand moving through matter, instead of the usual self-portrait.
Solid Air (Alternative Take). track 2-13 is the single version recorded with the band, whereas the original album version was just John on guitar (according to the notes in the booklet). Tracks 1-1 to 1-9: Originally released as ILPS 9226 on Island Records in 1973 Track 2-14: released as Island WIP 6116 in November 1971.
On the 40th anniversary of Solid Air, MAT SNOW speaks to friends, fellow travellers and bruised survivors to discover the pain, power, joy and sadness behind a master musician’s quest for freedom. QUADROPHENIA AND CATCH A Fire. Innovations and A Wizard, A True Star. Just off the top of your head, 1973 was a vintage year for the album. And then there’s Solid Air by John Martyn. Released exactly 40 years ago, here was a platter to warm the cockles of the college circuit cognoscenti, a dope-head’s delight which bottled a moment; a moment which then faded with its generation to become a period piece with only the faintest afterlife beyond its particular time and place. Then, in the 1990s, Solid Air found fresh followers.
Solid Air. LP (12" album, 33 rpm), Import. John Martyn Format: Vinyl. Solid Air. "Please retry". Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Only 16 left in stock (more on the way).
Solid Air starts out strongly with the title track, Solid Air. His vocals take on a new heightened level of proficiency that easily surpasses anything heard on his prior work. The vocals slur and slide together with some words melting together in a heavily Jazz influenced tone that mix flawlessly with Martyn's warm and soulful backslap guitar. This Jazz influence is also represented with the sexy Tenor Saxophone that weaves in and out of the song that help to keep the listener enchanted in the song's sexy and mellow soul
Tracklist Hide Credits
Saxophone – Tony CoeVibraphone – Tristan Fry
|A2||Over The Hill
Autoharp – Simon NicolMandolin – Richard ThompsonViolin – Sue Draheim
|A3||Don't Want To Know||3:01|
|A4||I'd Rather Be The Devil
Written By – Skip James
|B1||Go Down Easy||3:36|
|B2||Dreams By The Sea
Saxophone – Tony Coe
|B3||May You Never||3:43|
|B4||The Man In The Station||2:54|
|B5||The Easy Blues||2:15|
- Artwork By [Design] – Fabio Nicoli
- Bass – Dave Pegg
- Congas – Neemoi Acquaye
- Double Bass – Danny Thompson
- Drums – Dave Mattacks
- Photography – Brian Cooke, John Webster
- Piano [Acoustic, Electric], Organ, Clavinet – John "Rabbit" Bundrick
- Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals – John Martyn
- Producer, Engineer – John Wood
- Written By – John Martyn (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to B5)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: Side A: SVLP 102 A-01-01-1
- Matrix / Runout: Side B: SVLP 102 B-01-01-1
|ILPS 9226||John Martyn||Solid Air (LP, Album, Pin)||Island Records||ILPS 9226||UK||1973|
|ILPS 19226||John Martyn||Solid Air (LP, Album, RE, Gat)||Island Records||ILPS 19226||Italy||1980|
|533 763-6||John Martyn||Solid Air (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu)||Island Records||533 763-6||Europe||2018|
|ZCI9226||John Martyn||Solid Air (Cass, Album)||Island Records||ZCI9226||UK||1973|
|ILPS-9226||John Martyn||Solid Air (LP, Album, Gat)||Island Records||ILPS-9226||UK||1975|