John Martyn

Live at Bristol 1991: Official Bootleg

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This "official" bootleg is basically another sub-standard release from the Voiceprint/One World/Blueprint (or whatever they're calling themselves this week) company. The album artwork is shoddy, the sound quality is only so-so, and the song "Never Let Me Go" is incorrectly titled "Let Me Love You Tonight." One might give them the benefit of the doubt and determine that they were trying to go for a bootleg feel with this release, but unfortunately, most of their other titles have similar problems. On the plus side, you do get to hear Martyn's acoustic guitar playing, which hasn't been very evident on his works since the 1970s, and you're treated to an early, still-in-development version of the groove-oriented piece "Cooltide," which appeared on the album of the same name.

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