A note on John Martyn's recent passing - February 09

In 1981 I was lucky enough to be in the Townhouse Studio with both John Martyn and Phil Collins just as Phil was playing John the latest mixes of 'Glorious Fool'. I thought it sounded staggeringly good and told them so at the time. John's world weary but soulful vocals complemented by Phil's compressed and ambient drums sounded wonderfully original. It's a very magical album. Don't just take my word for it... track it down and give it another listen...

Over the years I've made no secret of my belief in survival after death, so I'm inclined to wish John all the best on his journey from this world to the next, with love from Steve and all his other fans to an irreplaceable one-off. Those about to rock salute you, John!

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