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John Martyn


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1.50 | 7 ratings

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1 stars For someone who likes 'well' produced pop songs this album might be a good find. For all those who already know John Martyn's music which is (normally) provided with diversity and edgy moments this is a disappointment - as in hindsight it was for himself too. Don't know what was going on with him to say yes to such a poor reproduction. He wasn't satisfied at the end but the record company finally insisted on the release.

'Couldn't Love You More' holds some of his best songs - but reworked to something polished and overproduced - an uninspired saxophone and sirupy background vocals where Phil Collins has a horse in the race too - oh no! It's better to avoid any word about that. Obviously made to reach for a wider audience. Okay - Martyn's unique voice is really charming and the compositions as such are really fine. But why presented in this outfit?

His next album 'No Little Boy' (1993 ) is basically deriving from the same session tapes but this time produced according to his taste. If you want to have an authentic impression of John Martyn's music - please don't start with 'Couldn't Love You More'!

Rivertree | 1/5 |


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