John & Beverley Martyn

Stormbringer! Vinyl LP


Release date: 28 July, 2023

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 frst 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.

This re-issue faithfully replicates the original 1970 Island Records UK release and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.

Vinyl LP
UMC / Proper Records
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