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John Martyn / Best of the Island Years: full track listing

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Last week we revealed that Universal Music would be releasing a four-CD ‘highlights’ set of last year’s mammoth John Martyn Island Years box set and today we can reveal the track listing.

This 56-track digest is taken entirely from the outtakes and like the big set runs in chronological order and this new set comes packaged as a hardcover ‘book set’.

The Best of the Island Years is released on 3 November 2014.



The Best of the Island Years / Full track listing

DISC ONE

  • 01: Go Easy – Alt Take # 2 ( 4:34 )
  • 02: Bless The Weather – Alt Take ( 4:51 )
  • 03: Just Now – Alt Take #2 ( 3:37 )
  • 04: Head and Heart – Alt Take ( 4:59 )
  • 05: Glistening Glyndebourne ( 7:47 )
  • 06: May You Never – Live  at The Hanging Lamp ( 4:18 )
  • 07: Head and Heart – Live at The Hanging Lamp ( 3:57 )
  • 08: I’d Rather Be The Devil – Live at The Hanging Lamp ( 7:50 )
  • 09: Solid Air – Alt Take ( 4:30 )
  • 10: Over The Hill – Alt Take ( 3:17 )
  • 11: I’d Rather Be The Devil – Alt Take #2 ( 6:02 )
  • 12: Go Down Easy – Alt Take #3  ( 5:11 )
  • 13: Dreams By The Sea – Alt Take   ( 3:22 )
  • 14: May You Never – Alt Take ( 3:46 )
  • 15: Fine Lines – Alt Take ( 3:55 )

DISC TWO

  • 01: The Glory of Love – Alt Take ( 2:40 )
  • 02: Make No Mistake – Alt Take ( 6:45 )
  • 03: Sunday’s Child – Alt Take ( 6:30 )
  • 04: Spencer The Rover – BBC  Sight and Sound  ( 3:53 )
  • 05: Eight More Miles – Alt Take  ( 2:44 )
  • 06: Outside In  – Liver at Leeds  ( 18:56 )
  • 07: Solid Air – Live at Leeds ( 7:10 )
  • 08: The Man At The Station – Live at Leeds ( 2:42 )
  • 09: Dealer – Alt Take ( 5:16 )
  • 10: One World – Alt Take  ( 4:19 )
  • 11: Smiling Stranger – Alt Take ( 3:35)
  • 12: Certain Surprise – Alt Take #2 ( 4:00 )

DISC THREE

  • 01: Couldn’t Love You More – Alt Take ( 3:14 )
  • 02: Big Muff – Take 1 ( 7:11 )
  • 03: Dancing – Alt Take #2  ( 3:54 )
  • 04: Small Hours – Alt Take  ( 9:50 )
  • 05: Black Man At Your Shoulders  ( 8:30 )
  • 06: Some People Are Crazy – Alt Take ( 4:12 )
  • 07: Grace and Danger – Alt Take  ( 7:37 )
  • 08: Johnny Too Bad – Alt Take  ( 7:18 )
  • 09: Hi Heel Sneakers – Unreleased Song   ( 3:17 )
  • 10: Running Up The Harbour – Alt Take  ( 4:38 )
  • 11: Sweet Little Mystery – Old Grey Whistle Test – 10/1/1981  ( 4:58 )
  • 12: Our Love – Alt Take   ( 5:54 )
  • 13: After Tomorrow Night – Alt Take ( 4:36 )

DISC FOUR

  • 01: Sapphire – Andy Lydon mix ( 4:49 )
  • 02: Over The Rainbow – Andy Lydon mix ( 3:47 )
  • 03: Fisherman’s Dream –  Andy Lydon mix ( 4:33 )
  • 04: Mad Dog Days – Andy Lydon mix  ( 5:21 )
  • 05: Love In Your Life – Previously Unreleased song  ( 3:26 )
  • 06: Solid Air – Live at Glastonbury   ( 5:42 )
  • 07: Bless The Weather – Live at Glastonbury  ( 4:10 )
  • 08: Lonely Love – Alt Take ( 3:22 )
  • 09: Angeline – Alt Take  ( 5:03 )
  • 10: Piece by Piece – Take 1  ( 3:58 )
  • 11: The River   ( 4:17 )
  • 12: Send Me One Line ( 5:12 )
  • 13: The Apprentice  ( 4:16 )
  • 14: Lifeline  ( 3:52 )
  • 15: Patterns In The Rain  (  3:26 )
  • 16: John Wayne – Live at The London Palladium ( 8:03 )

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2 responses to John Martyn / Best of the Island Years: full track listing

  1. Steven O'Connor says:

    While I like the idea of a box set totally focused on the outtakes, which I’m guessing would be highly attractive to those who own the albums (I only own a few and it’s attractive to me!), but it feels strange that it’s called ‘The Best of the Island Years’. A subtitle explaining that it’s meant to complement his otherwise available recordings might have been in order?

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