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  • Performer: John Martyn
  • Title: Sapphire
  • Size FLAC ver: 1999 mb
  • Country: UK
  • Date of release: 1984
  • Style: Folk Rock
  • Other formats: FLAC MP4 APE ADX XM MP1 DMF
  • Genre: Rock / Pop
  • Rating: 4.6 of 5
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.

Sapphire (Album Version). UMG (от лица компании "Island Records"); CMRRA, PEDL, Warner Chappell, UMPG Publishing. UMG (от лица компании "Island Records"); PEDL, CMRRA, Warner Chappell" и другие авторские общества (1).

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

A1 Sapphire
Mixed By – Andy Lyden
A2 Over The Rainbow
A3 You Know
A4 Watching Her Eyes
A5 Fisherman's Dream
B1 Acid Rain
B2 Mad Dog Days
B3 Climb The Walls
B4 Coming In On Time
B5 Rope-Soul'd

Companies, etc.

  • 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

Credits

  • 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

Notes

Recorded 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

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
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




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