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Thread #44922 Message #1178962
Posted By: Gray D
05-May-04 - 08:10 PM
Thread Name: John Martyn-Has his style changed over the years?
Subject: RE: John Martyn
As a fan of the old John Martyn stuff I have to say, "People, be warned!".
There is a "Best of . . ." album out there somewhere upon which Phil Collins takes the most beautiful of JM's songs and gives them a full-on "Muscle Shoals" (sp?), R and B makeover, complete with his own subtle, understated, feather-light drumming.
It is a work of absolute, bl@@dy sacrilege (IMO).
If you see a copy in a remainder bin somewhere do the world a favour, buy it, then burn it.