John Martyn
Solid Air(1973)

Track listing

  1. Solid Air
  2. Over The Hill
  3. Don't Want To Know
  4. I'd Rather Be The Devil
  5. Go Down Easy
  6. Dreams By The Sea
  7. May You Never
  8. The Man In The Station
  9. The Easy Blues (Jelly Roll Blues/Gentle Blues)
  10. xx

Jerry Gilbert, Sounds - 07/04/1973
Why haven t you reviewed the John Martyn album yet screams the lady at Island and the reason quite simply is ...

  • Solid Air
  • Forces Of Victory
  • War
  • Costello Music
  • Hopes and Fears
  • Peggy Suicide
  • Kimono My House
  • The Joshua Tree
  • Mr Fantasy
  • Ultravox!
  • Catch A Fire
  • 96 In The Shade
  • Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
  • The B-52s
  • Maxinquaye
  • Teaser and the Firecat
  • Journey To The Urge Within
  • OK
  • Juju Music
  • Red
  • Liege and Lief
  • Back To Black
  • 12 Stops and Home
  • Funky Kingston
  • Handsworth Revolution
  • Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury
  • Police and Thieves
  • Five Leaves Left
  • Night Nurse
  • To Bring You My Love
  • Different Class
  • Nightclubbing
  • Firin' In Fouta
  • Paid In Full
  • Connected
  • Cut
  • Tropical Gangsters
  • Legend
  • Exodus
  • Fire and Water
  • 22 Dreams
  • Arc Of A Diver
  • Riptide
  • Tom Tom Club
  • Marcus Garvey
  • Swordfishtrombones
  • I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
  • Broken English
  • Sandy
  • The Harder They Come
Solid Air Forces Of Victory War Costello Music Hopes and Fears Peggy Suicide Kimono My House The Joshua Tree Mr Fantasy Ultravox! Catch A Fire 96 In The Shade Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? The B-52s Maxinquaye Teaser and the Firecat Journey To The Urge Within OK Juju Music Red Liege and Lief Back To Black 12 Stops and Home Funky Kingston Handsworth Revolution Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury Police and Thieves Five Leaves Left Night Nurse To Bring You My Love Different Class Nightclubbing Firin' In Fouta Paid In Full Connected Cut Tropical Gangsters Legend Exodus Fire and Water 22 Dreams Arc Of A Diver Riptide Tom Tom Club Marcus Garvey Swordfishtrombones I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight Broken English Sandy The Harder They Come
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2009 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of Island Records, arguably the most prestigious record label in the history of British music. To mark this milestone the label is collaborating with Island founder Chris Blackwell to arrange the Island 50 festival.

Chris Blackwell founded the Island label in Kingston, Jamaica in 1959 with capital of just £1000. Relocating to London in the early 60s Blackwell built the most diverse and enviable back catalogue of any independent record label in history. From Island's early Jamaican roots in ska and rock-steady, through the label's expansion to become the cutting edge of progressive rock in the late 60s, and then on to the signing of such international superstars as Bob Marley and U2, Blackwell brought to Island a unique vision and passion which still informs the label's approach to this day.

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