John Martyn - The Best Of The Island Years (4CDs, 2014)

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John Martyn - The Best Of The Island Years (4CDs, 2014)

John Martyn - The Best Of The Island Years (4CDs, 2014)
Folk Rock, Jazz, Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 668 MB | Covers 0.67 Mb
Label: UMC | Release Year: 2014

The Best of the Island Years is a 4-disc digest version of last year’s, definitive 18 disc set covering John Martyn’s classic years with Island Records between 1967 and 1987. All 56 tracks on the 4-disc edition capture Martyn at the height of his creativity on the label; all of them have been chosen from the out-takes, unreleased songs and rare live recordings that were first included on The Island Years 18CD Box Set. This collection features the best of the rarities from The Island Years and creates an exceptional collection of recordings for fans who have everything but the complete box set. It includes three songs which were unreleased prior to inclusion on the complete box set – ‘Hi Heel Sneakers’, from the Grace And Danger sessions, ‘Love In Your Life’ from Sapphire and ‘Lifeline’ from the Apprentice sessions, Martyn’s final recordings for the Island Records.
John Martyn (11 September 1948 – 29 January 2009), born as Iain David McGeachy, was a British singer-songwriter and guitarist. Over a 40-year career, he released 21 studio albums, working with artists such as Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and Phil Collins. He was described by The Times as "an electrifying guitarist and singer whose music blurred the boundaries between folk, jazz, rock and blues".
John Martyn - The Best Of The Island Years (4CDs, 2014)

Tracklist:

CD1
01. Go Easy (Take 2)
02. Bless The Weather (Alternate Take)
03. Just Now (Alternate Take)
04. Head And Heart (Alternate Take)
05. Glistening Glyndebourne (Alternate Take)
06. May You Never (Live At The Hanging Lamp, Richmond, Uk 1972)
07. Head And Heart (Live At The Hanging Lamp, Richmond, Uk 1972)
08. I'd Rather Be The Devil (Live At The Hanging Lamp, Richmond, Uk 1972)
09. Solid Air (Alternate Take #2)
10. Over The Hill (Alternative Take)
11. I'd Rather Be The Devil (Devil Got My Woman) (Alternate Take #3)
12. Go Down Easy (Alternate Take 3)
13. Dreams By The Sea (Alternate Take 2)
14. May You Never (Alternate Take 2)
15. Fine Lines (Alternate Take #2)

CD2
01. The Glory Of Love (Alternate Take #1)
02. Make No Mistake (Instrumental)
03. Sunday's Child (Alternate Take)
04. Spencer The Rover (Bbc Sight & Sound In Concert London 1977)
05. Eight More Miles (Alternate Take)
06. Outside In (Live At Leeds 1975 Alternate Take)
07. Solid Air (Live At Leeds 1975 Alternate Take)
08. The Man In The Station (Live At Leeds 1975 Alternate Take)
09. Dealer (Alternate Take)
10. One World (Alternate Take #2)
11. Smiling Stranger (Alternate Take #2)
12. Certain Surprise (Alternate Take #2)

CD3
01. Couldn't Love You More (Alternate Take)
02. Big Muff (Alternate Take #1)
03. Dancing (Alternate Take #2)
04. Small Hours (Alternate Take)
05. Black Man At Your Shoulder (Alternate Take)
06. Some People Are Crazy (Alternate Take #1)
07. Grace And Danger (Alternate Take)
08. Johnny Too Bad (Alternate Take 2)
09. Hi-Heel Sneakers
10. Running Up The Harbour (Alternate Take)
11. Sweet Little Mystery (Bbc Tv
12. Our Love (Alternate Take)
13. After Tomorrow Night (Alternate Take 1)

CD4
01. Sapphire (Andy Lyden Mix)
02. Over The Rainbow (Andy Lyden Mix)
03. Fisherman's Dream (Andy Lyden Mix)
04. Mad Dog Days (Andy Lyden Mix)
05. Love In Your Life (Andy Lyden Mix)
06. Solid Air (Live At The Glastonbury Festival, Uk 1986)
07. Bless The Weather (Live At The Glastonbury Festival, Uk 1986)
08. Lonely Love (Alternate Take #1)
09. Angeline (Alternate Take #1)
10. Piece By Piece (Alternate Take #1)
11. The River (The Apprentice Version)
12. Send Me One Line
13. The Apprentice
14. Lifeline
15. Patterns In The Rain
16. John Wayne (Live At The London Palladium 1986)

John Martyn - The Best Of The Island Years (4CDs, 2014)