Scottish singer-songwriter John Martyn started out as a folk artist with jazzy leanings that were highly unusual for the mid-1960s. He made a couple of albums with then-wife Beverley that were very much of their time before embarking on a musical journey that combined folk, blues, jazz, and rock, with a tendency towards electronic and atmospheric experimentation. His early-'70s albums are as distinctive and striking as anything in the singer-songwriter canon. Alcohol problems and commercial concerns found him adopting a slicker, more pop-oriented sound as he moved toward the '80s, but Martyn came out on top again both personally and artistically with his '90s releases and performances.
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