John Martyn SapphireJohn Martyn has created some of the most enduring acoustic music that the history of Rock and Roll has been privileged to have heard and enjoyed. With some classic titles in place, as well as a splash of other music, John Martyn is a legend for many. Martyn died in 2009, leaving behind loved albums and works, and a host of devoted fans.

On January 26, two of John Martyn’s albums, Sapphire, will be reissued in remastered and expanded editions on the RePresents reissue series introduced by Island Records. The new reissue of 1984 Island set will be expanded with a collection of alternative title mixes, a different version of “Fisherman’s Dream”, a non-album track (“Love In Your Life”), and three previously unreleased live tracks from 1986. The reissued Sapphire will contain a new booklet with lyrics, new notes, and an essay, along with a wealth of new photographs.

Also on January 26, Piece By Piece, the 1986 set will be reamstered and increased with seven alternate mixes, along with eight live cuts that includes a performance of Bob Dylan’s “Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)” from Dylan’s Empire Burlesque (1985) album. The Dylan cover is also included as a non-album studio cut.

John Martyn Piece by Piece

Track-list: Sapphire

CD1:
01. Sapphire
02. Over The Rainbow
03. You Know
04. Watching Her Eyes
05. Fisherman’s Dream
06. Acid Rain
07. Mad Dog Days
08. Climb The Walls
09. Coming In On Time
10. Rope-Soul’d

CD2:
01. Sapphire
02. Over The Rainbow
03. You Know
04. Watching Her Eyes
05. Fisherman’s Dream
06. Acid Rain
07. Mad Dog Days
08. Climb The Walls
09. Coming In On Time
10. Rope-Soul’d
11. Love In Your Life
12. Fisherman’s Dream
13. Mad Dog Days
14. Fisherman’s Dream
15. Over The Rainbow

Track-list: Piece By Piece

CD1:
01. Nightline
02. Lonely Love
03. Angeline
04. One Step Too Far
05. Piece By Piece
06. Serendipity
07. Who Believes In Angels
08. Love Of Mine
09. John Wayne

CD2:
01. Lonely Love
02. Angeline
03. Piece By Piece
04. Serendipity
05. Who Believes In Angels
06. Love Of Mine
07. John Wayne
08. Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)
09. Piece By Piece
10. Love Of Mine
11. Nightline
12. Serendipity
13. Angeline
14. John Wayne
15. Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)

By MARowe

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