John Martyn / The Island Years box set – Extremely rare and long out-of-print

£350.00

The Island Years 18-disc box set

An 18-disc set showcasing the career works of John MartynHoused in an LP size hard-back slip case, the lavish collection boasts a wealth of quality content for fans:

  • 17 CDs featuring 12 key studio albums, recorded for Island between 1967 and 1987, now with previously unreleased mixes, out-takes, unheard songs and two complete, previously unreleased live solo concerts from 1972 and 1977 and the complete demos for The Apprentice, the last album Martyn delivered to Island. 
  • 1 DVD containing rare television performances from the Old Grey Whistle Test, Sight and Sound – In Concert, A Little Night Music and first time on DVD for the VHS release, Foundations
  • A hard-back book featuring a new essay by The Island Years compiler and researcher John Hillarby plus rare and previously unseen photographs and extensive memorabilia.

New/Sealed.

CD 1: London Conversation

1          Fairy Tale Lullaby        2:50
2          Sandy Grey      2:25
3          London Conversation  2:42
4          Ballad Of An Elder Woman    2:43
5          Cocain 2:59
6          Run Honey Run           2:37
7          Back To Stay   3:28
8          Rolling Home  5:43
9          Who’s Grown Up Now?         4:01
10        Golden Girl     2:30
11        This Time        3:07
12        Don’t Think Twice, It's All Right         4:11

 

CD 2

The Tumbler

1       Sing A Song Of Summer         2:17
2        The River         2:53
3       Goin’ Down To Memphis        3:06
4        The Gardeners            3:10
5        A Day At The Sea        2:29
6        Fishin’ Blues   2:34
7        Dusty   3:01
8       Hello Train      2:32
9        Winding Boy   2:18
10        Fly On Home   2:28
11        Knuckledy Crunch And Slippledee-Slee Song 2:51
12        Seven Black Roses      4:02

Stormbringer! (John & Beverley Martyn) 

1          Go Out And Get It       3:09
2          Can’t Get The One I Want      2:56
3          Stormbringer! 4:19
4          Sweet Honesty            8:05
5          Woodstock      1:45
6          John The Baptist         3:14
7          The Ocean       3:43
8          Traffic-Light Lady        3:19
9          Tomorrow Time          3:52
10        Would You Believe Me?         5:15
11        John The Baptist         3:00
12        Go Out And Get It       3:00
13        Traffic-Light Lady        3:15
14        It’s One Of Those Days           5:41
15        I Don’t Know   3:49
16        John The Baptist         2:51
17        Traffic-Light Lady        3:03 

CD3: The Road To Ruin (John & Beverley Martyn)

1          Primrose Hill   2:53
2          Parcels 3:23
3          Auntie Aviator 6:04
4          New Day         3:59
5          Give Us A Ring            3:55
6          Sorry To Be So Long    4:35
7          Tree Green      3:12
8          Say What You Can      3:05
9          Road To Ruin  6:21
10        Say What You Can      3:00
11        Road To Ruin  6:20
12        Here I Am        4:28 

CD 4: Bless The Weather
 
1          Go Easy           4:15
2          Bless The Weather     4:29
3          Sugar Lump     3:43
4          Walk To The Water    2:49
5          Just Now         3:39
6          Head And Heart          4:54
7          Let The Good Things Come    3:05
8          Back Down The River  2:40
9          Glistening Glyndebourne        6:30
10        Singin' In The Rain      1:28
11        Glistening Glyndebourne        7:46
12        Go Easy (Take 2)         4:33
13        Head And Heart          4:59
14        Sugar Lump (Take 1)  6:01
15        Just Now         3:37
16        Bless The Weather     4:51
17        Go Easy (Take 3)         4:14
18        Singin' In The Rain      3:39 

CD5: Live At The Hanging Lamp  1972

1          The Easy Blues            4:04
2          Bless The Weather     5:10
3          May You Never           4:15
4          Don't Think Twice, It's All Right         1:05
5          Back To Stay   3:13
6          Head And Heart          3:57
7          Singin' In The Rain      2:38
8          Sugar Lump     2:13
9          I'd Rather Be The Devil           7:45
10        Outside In       11:19
11        The Glory Of Love       2:35 

CD 6: Solid Air

1          Solid Air          5:45
2          Over The Hill   2:52
3          Don't Want To Know  3:01
4          I'd Rather Be The Devil (Devil Got My Woman)        6:17
5          Go Down Easy 3:34
6          Dreams By The Sea    3:15
7          May You Never           3:43
8          The Man In The Station          2:54
9          The Easy Blues / Gentle Blues           4:49
10        Solid Air (Take 2)        4:31
11        Over The Hill   2:52
12        I'd Rather Be The Devil (Devil Got My Woman) (Take 2)      6:00
13        I'd Rather Be The Devil (Devil Got My Woman) (Take 3)      5:43
14        Go Down Easy (Take 3)          5:11
15        Go Down Easy (Take 4)          3:42
16        Dreams By The Sea (Take 2)  3:22
17        May You Never (Take 2)         3:46
18        The Man In The Station (Take 2)        2:58

CD 7: Inside Out

1          Fine Lines        3:47
2          Eibhli Ghail Chiuin Ni Chearbhail       3:06
3          Ain't No Saint 3:37
4          Outside In       8:21
5          The Glory Of Love       1:56
6          Look In 2:54
7          Beverley          3:53
8          Make No Mistake       5:57
9          Ways To Cry    3:01
10        So Much In Love With You      2:49
11        Make No Mistake       6:45
12        The Glory Of Love (Take 1)     2:39
13        Fine Lines (Take 2)     3:55
14        Outside In       9:34
15        Beverley          2:13
16        Make No Mistake       3:12

CD8: In Concert


1          Outside In       18:57
2          Solid Air          7:13
3          Make No Mistake       5:05
4          Bless The Weather     4:34
5          The Man In The Station          2:40
6          I'd Rather Be The Devil           8:47
7          Solid Air          5:42
8          Bless The Weather     4:11
9          Love Of Mine  4:07
10        Fisherman's Dream    4:52
11        John Wayne    8:05 

CD 9: Sunday's Child

1          One Day Without You 2:54
2          Lay It All Down            1:47
3          Root Love        4:32
4          My Baby Girl   2:27
5          Sunday's Child 3:14
6          Spencer The Rover      4:05
7          Clutches          1:51
8          The Message  2:31
9          Satisfied Mind 3:26
10        You Can Discover        3:40
11        Call Me Crazy  7:24
12        Eight More Miles        2:44
13        Sunday's Child 6:31
14        Root Love (Instrumental)       5:17
15        Ellie Rhee        3:54
16        Spencer The Rover      3:53
17        John Stevens' Away featuring John Martyn   Anni (Parts 1 & 2)       7:36 

CD10: Live At The Town Hall Sydney, Australia 14th August 1977

1          Outside In       14:29
2          Spencer The Rover      4:17
3          One Day Without You 3:57
4          The Easy Blues            3:14
5          My Baby Girl   3:08
6          Make No Mistake       4:25
7          Bless The Weather     4:45
8          I'd Rather Be The Devil (Devil Got My Woman)        9:47
9          May You Never           4:32
10        Over The Hill   3:57 

CD11: One World (1st Disc)

1          Dealer 4:55
2          One World      4:03
3          Smiling Stranger         3:26
4          Big Muff          6:25
5          Couldn't Love You More          3:01
6          Certain Surprise          3:48
7          Dancing           3:41
8          Small Hours    8:40
9          Dealer 5:15
10        One World (Take 2)    4:20
11        Smiling Stranger (Take 2)      3:35
12        Couldn't Love You More          3:13
13        Small Hours    9:50
14        Black Man At Your Shoulder   8:31 

CD12: One Works (2nd Disc)

1          One World (Take 3)    4:27
2          Smiling Stranger (Take 3)      3:28
3          Big Muff (Take 1)       7:10
4          Couldn't Love You More (Take 2)       3:00
5          Certain Surprise (Take 2)        4:00
6          Dancing (Take 2)         3:54
7          Small Hours (Take 2)  8:45
8          Dancing (Take 1)         3:51
9          Black Man At Your Shoulder (Take 2) 17:32
10        Big Muff (Extended Remix)    6:11
11        Anna    4:11 

CD13: Grace And Danger (1st Disc)

1          Some People Are Crazy          4:19
2          Grace And Danger      4:03
3          Lookin' On       5:12
4          Johnny Too Bad           3:56
5          Sweet Little Mystery  5:20
6          Hurt In Your Heart       4:59
7          Baby, Please Come Home      3:50
8          Save Some (For Me)   3:34
9          Our Love          3:57
10        Hi-Heel Sneakers        3:16
11        Grace And Danger      7:37
12        Small Hat        7:15
13        Johnny Too Bad (Take 2)        7:18
14        After Tomorrow Night (Take 1)         4:36
15        Dead On Arrival          6:00 

CD14: Grace And Danger (2nd Disc)

1          Running Up The Harbour        4:38
2          Some People Are Crazy (Take 1)        4:12
3          Untitled (Instrumental)          6:16
4          Our Love          5:53
5          Johnny Too Bad (Take 3)        6:13
6          Grace And Danger (Instrumental)      5:13
7          Johnny Too Bad (Version)       3:44
8          Sweet Little Mystery  5:00
9          Some People Are Crazy          4:17
10        Grace And Danger      4:24
11        Save Some (For Me)   3:29
12        Johnny Too Bad           7:10
13        Hurt In Your Heart       6:48
14        Sweet Little Mystery  6:53 

CD 15 Sapphire 

1          Sapphire          5:15
2          Over The Rainbow      3:25
3          You Know        3:14
4          Watching Her Eyes     3:53
5          Fisherman's Dream    4:16
6          Acid Rain         4:11
7          Mad Dog Days 4:58
8          Climb The Walls         4:14
9          Coming In On Time     3:34
10        Rope-Soul'd    4:46
11        Love In Your Life         3:27
12        Sapphire          4:48
13        Over The Rainbow      3:47
14        Fisherman's Dream    4:34
15        Acid Rain         4:06
16        Mad Dog Days 5:21
17        Rope-Soul'd    4:50 

CD16: Piece By Piece

1          Nightline         5:01
2          Lonely Love     3:22
3          Angeline          4:45
4          One Step Too Far        3:18
5          Piece By Piece 3:56
6          Serendipity      4:08
7          Who Believes In Angels?        4:55
8          Love Of Mine  4:47
9          John Wayne    6:55
10        Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love?)          3:46
11        Advertisement #1       1:02
12        John Wayne (Take 1)  5:51
13        Lonely Love (Take 1)   3:22
14        Angeline (Take 1)       5:03
15        Advertisement #2       0:54
16        Piece By Piece (Take 1)          3:58
17        Who Believes In Angels? (Take 2)     4:56
18        Love Of Mine (Take 1)            4:27

CD17: The Apprentice - The Previously Unreleased Island Mix

1          Live On Love    4:32
2          The River         4:17
3          Income Town  4:38
4          Send Me One Line      5:13
5          Deny This Love            4:07
6          Hold Me          3:39
7          Upo     3:42
8          No.9    4:15
9          The Apprentice           4:17
10        Lifeline            3:52
11        The Moment   4:55
12        Patterns In The Rain   3:27
13        Patterns In The Rain   3:18
14        The Apprentice           4:40
15        Send Me One Line      4:56
16        The Moment   4:28 

DVD: At The BBC And Live 1986

1          Make No Mistake       3:07
2          Outside In       4:31
3          You Can Discover        4:53
4          Outside In       14:30
5          Spencer The Rover      3:55
6          Dealer 5:05
7          Sweet Little Mystery  5:00
8          Lookin' On       5:00
9          One World      3:53
10        Johnny Too Bad           3:52
11        May You Never           3:30
12        Outside In       10:40
13        Hurt In Your Heart       6:47
14        Mad Dog Days 5:26
15        Angeline          4:30
16        The Apprentice           4:33
17        May You Never           4:12
18        Solid Air          6:12
19        Deny This Love            4:30
20        Send Me One Line      4:49
21        John Wayne    7:42
22        Dealer 4:24
23        Johnny Too Bad           6:33
24        Over The Rainbow      5:00
25        Sweet Little Mystery  6:20
26        Fisherman's Dream    5:11
27        Lookin' On       7:30
28        Outside In       7:13
29        One World      8:52
30        The Moment   4:29
31        Bless The Weather     5:24
32        Inside Out       13:11
33        Spencer The Rover      4:03

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