John Martyn - Sapphire album flac
From the Late Great John Martyn Filmed @ The Shaw theatre London - The Apprentice Tour John Martyn - Vocals & Guitar Spencer Cozens - Keyboards Allan.
Sapphire is a rock album by John Martyn, who by this stage in his career had almost entirely abandoned the acoustic guitar and folk approach in favour of a glossy pop/rock sound. Recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas and CaVa Sound Workshops, Glasgow, Scotland, the album was originally released on LP by Island, catalogue number ILPS 9779, with cover photography by Anton Corbijn and a cover illustration by Cathie Felstead. Robert Palmer assisted in the later stages of the recording.
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Sapphire (LP, Album). Sapphire (Cass, Album). Sapphire (CDr, Album, RE). Universal Music Archive Collection.
Sapphire Studio album by John Martyn Released November 1984. Sapphire is a rock album by John Martyn, who by this stage had almost entirely abandoned the acoustic guitar and folk approach in favour of a glossy pop/rock sound. Recorded at Compass Point, Nassau, Bahamas and CaVa Sound Workshops, Glasgow, Scotland. Originally released on LP by Island, catalogue number ILPS 9779, with cover photography by Anton Corbijn and a cover illustration by Cathie Felstead. All tracks composed by John Martyn; except where indicated.
Martyn's unique voice and adept songwriting have proven to be enough since his guitar sank into the background, but unfortunately these attributes aren't enough to sustain this particular album. The only really memorable tracks are "Fisherman's Dream" and "Mad Dog Days. Over the Rainbow" (yes, the song from Wizard of Oz) is a surprisingly good choice for Martyn, yet it works much better in his live shows than here in a studio version.
Sapphire (Cass, Album). Sapphire (LP, Album).
John Martyn - Sapphire (original release 1984) Folk/Jazz/Blues EAC: Lossless (WAV) 295MB RS Recorded in the Bahamas with the help of Robert Palmer, Sapphire continues in the vein of the early-'80s slicker John Martyn sound. By now the guitar has sunk so far into the mix to where it's become virtually nonexistent, and keyboards and drum machines have taken over. There is little guitar on the album and what there is was apparently electronically treated so as to be indistinguishable from the synthesisers around it, the exception to this rule being the solo on Fisherman's Dream. Before Sapphire, Sundays Child had been the only other self-produced album and this one contained just enough high points to convince critics that, whilst no new ground had been broken, it was still a contemporary album with above-average charms. Sapphire comes close to grade A form.
John Martyn, OBE (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".
Tracklist Hide Credits
Mixed By – Andy Lyden
|A2||Over The Rainbow|
|A4||Watching Her Eyes|
|B2||Mad Dog Days|
|B3||Climb The Walls|
|B4||Coming In On Time|
- Recorded At – Compass Point Studios
- Recorded At – Ca Va Sound Workshops
- Mixed At – Fallout Shelter
- Mixed At – Genetic Studios
- Distributed By – Ariola Group Of Companies
- Printed By – TOPAC
- Pressed By – Sonopress
- Arranged By [Choral Section] – Dave Murricane
- Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Drums [Linn] – Alan Thomson
- Chorus [Chorus Section] – The Scottish National Orchestra Chorus
- Drums [Linn], Engineer – Andy Lyden, Steven Stanley
- Engineer – Brian Young
- Engineer [Assistance] – Benji Armbrister*, Frankie Gibson*, Kendal Stubbs
- Guitar [Additional] – Barry Reynolds
- Harmony Vocals [Harmonies] – Lorna Brooks, Morwenne Laidlaw, Terry Nelson
- Illustration [Cover] – Cathie Felstead
- Keyboards – Jack Waldman, James Hooker, Jim Prime*, Robin Rankin
- Mixed By – Harvey Goldberg
- Mixed By [Assistance] – Stephen Street
- Percussion – Uzziah 'Sticky' Thompson*
- Photography By – Anton Corbijn
- Producer – John Martyn
- Saxophone – Colin Tully
- Vocals, Guitar, Drums [Linn] – John Martyn
NotesRecorded at Compass Point Stdios, Nassau, Bahamas
"Printed in Western Germany by TOPAC, Gesellschaft für Tonträger-Verpackung mbH, Gütersloh • Imprimé en République Fédérale d' Allemagne". (back)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4007192065783
- Rights Society: GEMA / STEMRA / BIEM
- Label Code: LC 0407
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): DM 206578 A - 1/84S |
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): DM 206578 B - 1/84S |
- Pressing Plant ID (Embossed on label B): Bass clef
|ILPS 9779||John Martyn||Sapphire (LP, Album)||Island Records||ILPS 9779||UK||1984|
|ICT 9779||John Martyn||Sapphire (Cass, Album)||Island Records||ICT 9779||UK||1984|
|822 971-1||John Martyn||Sapphire (LP, Album)||Island Records||822 971-1||France||1984|
|80100265||John Martyn||Sapphire (CDr, Album, RE)||Universal Music Archive Collection||80100265||UK||2004|
|471 179-5||John Martyn||Sapphire (2xLP, RE, RM, S/Edition, 180)||Island Records||471 179-5||Netherlands||2015|