The Record Collection

John & Beverley Martyn: The Road to Ruin (1970)

Universal UICY 9685
Island Masters IMCD 165

Track list:

01 – Primrose Hill
02 – Parcels
03 – Auntie Aviator
04 – New Day
05 – Give Us A Ring
06 – Sorry To Be So Long
07 – Tree Green
08 – Say What You Can
09 – Road to Ruin
+unissued track
10 – Here I Am

Personnel:

John Martyn – vocals, guitars, harp
Beverley Martyn – vocals
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Sax – Ray Warleigh (#1); Dudu Pukwana (#6,8,9); Lyn Dobson (#8)
Flute – Lyn Dobson (#4)
Piano – Paul Harris
Bass – Alan Spence (#1,6,9); Wells Kelly (#3); Dave Pegg (#5,8)
Double Bass: Danny Thompson (#4)
Drums – Wells Kelly (except #3)
Congas – Rocky Dzidzornu

Producer: Joe Boyd
Engineer: John Wood

Sleeve Photographs & design: Nigel Waymouth
Front cover engraving: Max Ernst from ‘Une Semaine De Bonté’
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Sleevenotes written by: John and Beverley Martyn
At the risk of being quoted (pause), after a close scrutiny and due consideration (emphasis) we think we can safely say quite categorically (emphasis) that this music has nothing to do with dying or anything like that.
(Lots of love – John and Bev.)
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