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John MartynSolid Air

Label:Island Records – ILPS 9226
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, EMI pressing, Pink Rim, Gatefold
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Folk Rock

Tracklist

A1Solid Air
SaxophoneTony Coe
VibraphoneTristan Fry
5:43
A2Over The Hill
AutoharpSimon Nicol
MandolinRichard Thompson
ViolinSue Draheim
2:52
A3Don't Want To Know3:00
A4I'd Rather Be The Devil
Written-BySkip James
6:17
B1Go Down Easy3:34
B2Dreams By The Sea3:15
B3May You Never3:40
B4The Man In The Station3:50
B5The Easy Blues
SynthesizerJohn Martyn
3:19
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Notes

Issued in a gatefold sleeve printed by MacNeill Press Ltd., London S.E.1
Stating in purple print on the inside: 'Love - Nuff Said'

"Pink Rim" Island labels have the Witchseason Productions logo on the right. Very similar to Solid Air but that one is an AREACEM pressing.

All songs Warlock Music Ltd. except A4 MCPS.

Recorded at Island and Sound Techniques Studios November/December 1972.
Speedy (Neemoi Acquaye) appears courtesy of Mercury Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - runout side A etched / stamped [-1U GO STERLING]): ILPS 9226 A -1U GO STERLING 2H 2 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - runout side B etched / stamped): ILPS 9226 B 1 ILPS 9226 B-1U STERLING 1H 2 CR
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - runout side A etched / stamped [-1U GO STERLING]): ILPS 9226 A -1U GO STERLING 2H 2 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - runout side B etched ): ILPS 9226 B 2 EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - runout side A etched / stamped [-1U O STERLING 1]): ILPS 9226 A -1U O STERLING 2H 2 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - runout side B etched / stamped [1 ILPS 9226 B-1U STERLING O]): ILPS 9226 B 1 ILPS 9226 B-1U STERLING 1H 2 O

Other Versions (5 of 71)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Solid Air (LP, Album, Stereo, Los Angeles Pressing)Island RecordsSW-9325US1973
New Submission
Solid Air (LP, Album, Gatefold)Island Records86 671-ISpain1973
Recently Edited
Solid Air (LP, Album, Gatefold, AREACEM pressing)Island RecordsILPS 9226UK1973
New Submission
Solid Air (Cassette, Album)Island RecordsZCI9226UK1973
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Solid Air (LP, Album, Jacksonville Pressing)Island RecordsSW-9325US1973

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  • tahua's avatar
    tahua
    " I'd Rather Be The Devil" is definitely a PSYCHO_funk BOMB
    • darkdubh's avatar
      darkdubh
      I have a pink rim UK copy that matches the desciption on here except it dosen't have the "sterling" stamps and it's got a small heart shaped etching on side B.Has anyone else come across this?

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