John and Beverly Martyn Stormbringer LP Island mint/sealed
Artist: John Martyn
Year: 2023 (reissue)
factory sealed and mint!
A complex and sometimes belligerent character in real life, on record, John Martyn was the epitome of the folk-dreamer, embodying the spirit of the bourgeoning London acoustic scene of the late 60s. Well-known and respected for his 70s albums Solid Air and One World, this is where it began. John Martyn met Beverley Kutner and the pair married in 1969. Kutner was a dazzling folk singer who had been invited by Paul Simon to sing on Simon & Garfunkel's Bookends album. It was obvious that two such talents united in love should also unite in music. Stormbringer!“ ,produced by Joe Boyd, was the first of two albums billed to both of them.
Recorded in Woodstock, the album featured The Band's Levon Helm on drums on Beverley's standout, eight-minute long Sweet Honesty. Not to be overshadowed John also contributed John The Baptist, one of his career highlights, with Beverley adding sweet backing vocals.