John Martyn


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Released five years after the performance from whence it came, Live is a decent if unessential album. Focusing primarily on songs from his later career, it's a very slick, keyboard-heavy collection. None of the songs add anything to previously released versions, though David Gilmour guests on "John Wayne" and "Look at That Girl" (which is about Martyn's daughter, who was in the audience). For those wanting the visual aspect of the show, The Apprentice Tour videotape duplicates most of what's on the album. This was released in a few different versions, first on Permanent Records, then a few years later on Voiceprint/One World (with their usual song title misspellings), and then on Griffin as Dirty, Down and Live.

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