John Martyn ‎– Solid Air

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Universal Island Records ‎– 531 793-3
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Tracklist

1-01 Solid Air 5:43
1-02 Over The Hill 2:51
1-03 Don't Want To Know 3:00
1-04 I'd Rather Be The Devil 6:16
1-05 Go Down Easy 3:34
1-06 Dreams By The Sea 3:15
1-07 May You Never 3:39
1-08 The Man In The Station 3:51
1-09 The Easy Blues / Gentle Blues 3:20
2-01 Solid Air (Alternative Take) 5:48
2-02 Over The Hill (Alternative Take) 3:28
2-03 Don't Want To Know (Alternative Take) 3:26
2-04 I'd Rather Be The Devil (Alternative Take) 7:39
2-05 Go Down Easy (Alternative Take) 4:55
2-06 Dreams By The Sea (Alternative Take) 3:22
2-07 May You Never (Instrumental Alternative Take) 3:33
2-08 The Man In The Station (Instrumental Alternative Take) 5:32
2-09 The Easy Blues / Gentle Blues (Alternative Take) 4:49
2-10 Keep On (Demo Version) 4:57
2-11 Never Say Never (Demo Version) 8:36
2-12 In The Evening (Demo Version) 4:04
2-13 May You Never (Single Version) 2:43
2-14 The Easy Blues (Live Version) 3:24
2-15 May You Never (Live Version) 3:39
2-16 I'd Rather Be The Devil (Live Version) 8:33

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Notes

tracks 2-10 to 2-12 not listed as Demo Versions, however on the back of the packaging, there is a **Demo Version listing at the bottom of the track listing.. and there are no tracks marked as **, but in the notes John Martyn calls them "unfinished" so it seems those were supposed to be the (Demo Version)s.

2-11 listed as "When It's Dark", but notes suggest the actual title is "Never Say Never".

track 2-13 is the single version recorded with the band, whereas the original album version was just John on guitar (according to the notes in the booklet).

Original Album Recorded at Island and Sound Techniques Studios November/December 1972.

2-01, 2-02 and 2-04 recorded on 7th Dec 1972.
2-03 and 2-09 recorded on 9th Dec 1972.
2-05 recorded on 23rd July 1972.
2-06 recorded on 3rd Dec 1972.
2-07 recorded on 30th Sept 1971.
2-08 recorded on 26th Nov 1972.
2-10 recorded on 13th Sept 1972. [no recorded by credit listed in booklet]
2-11 recorded on 20th Oct 1972.
2-12 recorded on 12th Feb 1972.
2-13 released in Nov 1971. [no recorded by credit listed in booklet]
2-14 to 2-16 recorded at The Olympia, Boulevard des Capucines, Paris on 25th March 1974 (during the second of two shows on that date).

Made in the E.U.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 00753 17933 8
  • Label Code: LC 00407
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM

Other Versions (5 of 28) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9226 John Martyn Solid Air(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9226 UK 1973 Sell This Version
L 36019 John Martyn Solid Air(LP, Album) Island Records L 36019 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
842 554-2, IMCD 85 John Martyn Solid Air(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Masters 842 554-2, IMCD 85 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
207 970 John Martyn Solid Air(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 207 970 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ISL 9226 John Martyn Solid Air(LP) Island Records ISL 9226 Canada 1973 Sell This Version

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