John Martyn

Heaven and Earth

  • MOVLP405
  • LP
  • Release Date: January 5th 2012
  • $29.99

the last album recorded by the wonderful, legendary john martyn which includes a track written by phil collins, a long term martyn collaborator; collins played on martyn's 'grace and danger' (1980) and 'glorious fool' (1981) albums, the pair were extremely close friends and this song in particular is a benchmark to assess their songwriting relationship. 'heaven and earth' was completed just before martyn died from pneumonia at the age of 60 on january 29th 2009. all the tracks on the album were kept as john wished and in their entirety. specifically, 'most of this record was recorded in every room of the house on woolengrange. it was done while everyday life was going on...looking at birds, gizmo barking, peat and logs on the fire, tin cans, tea pots and candles, boiling kettles, simmering recipes, robbie burns prose, warm port and herbal aromas all huddled around with buddah looking on.' the album was produced and mixed by garry pollitt and jim tullio with additional production by spencer cozens and stefon 'bionik' taylor.