Philentropy

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All Music Guide - Brett Hartenbach
John Martyn's second live release, Philentropy, is an interesting look back at his career from his transitional period in the early 1970s through 1982's Well Kept Secret. Built largely around electric guitar and synthesizers without even a trace of acoustic instruments, he continues to move even further away from the folk sound of his early days. Along with a tight three-, sometimes four-piece band, Martyn takes this opportunity to use years of experience perfecting his sound to attempt to update these selections from his back catalog. Songs such as "Sunday's Child," "Smiling Stranger" and "Root Love" seem to reach fruition in this setting and soar above their previous...
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All Music Guide - Brett Hartenbach
John Martyn's second live release, Philentropy, is an interesting look back at his career from his transitional period in the early 1970s through 1982's Well Kept Secret. Built largely around electric guitar and synthesizers without even a trace of acoustic instruments, he continues to move even further away from the folk sound of his early days. Along with a tight three-, sometimes four-piece band, Martyn takes this opportunity to use years of experience perfecting his sound to attempt to update these selections from his back catalog. Songs such as "Sunday's Child," "Smiling Stranger" and "Root Love" seem to reach fruition in this setting and soar above their previous incarnations, while "I Don't Wanna Know" and "Make No Mistake" retain the passion of the original recordings. Philentropy, which may put off fans of his earlier work, isn't just a typical rehashing of past work in a live setting, but more a completion of a journey.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/1998
  • Label: Blueprint Uk
  • UPC: 604388111725
  • Catalog Number: 275

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Make No Mistake (3:31)
  2. 2 Don't Want to Know (4:11)
  3. 3 Root Love (4:56)
  4. 4 Looking On (5:58)
  5. 5 Hung Up (4:29)
  6. 6 Johnny Too Bad (7:47)
  7. 7 Sunday's Child (6:02)
  8. 8 Smiling Stranger (4:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Martyn Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals
Jeff Allen Drums
Danny Cummings Percussion
Ronnie Leahy Keyboards
Alan Thompson Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
John Martyn Composer
Sydney Crooks Composer
Winston "Shadow" Bailey Composer
Hylton Beckford Composer
Derric Crooks Composer
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