Martyn Joseph - Deep Blue

Published Saturday 18th March 2006
Martyn Joseph - Deep Blue
Martyn Joseph - Deep Blue

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 16268-11060
LABEL: Epic PRCD014
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £11.73

Reviewed by John Baugh

How we need Martyn Joseph. When the world's gone mad it is just as well he has built a space over the years where you can go and find a reflective place to think about it all and try to make some sense of the whole sorry and glorious mess. His trademark simple guitar and vocal is in evidence as are the usual themes - faith, questions, politics, love, anger. It's all here. Martyn's partnership with Stewart Henderson is still bearing beautiful fruit, full of poignancy and humanity. It feels quite a confident collection with Martyn able to rage against the injustice of war or the beauty of love without holding back. if ever he did. A sign of the confidence is a return to a fuller band sound on "Can't Breathe" or going all country on us when he covers Larry Norman's "Six Sixty Six". To my way of thinking this collection is just what's needed for those who know Martyn well but even more so for those who don't .yet.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Some of Us [Listen]
2. Can't Breathe [Listen]
3. 666 [Listen]
4. How Did We End Up Here [Listen]
5. I Would Never Do Anything To Hurt You [Listen]
6. This Fragile World [Listen]
7. Yet Still This Will Not Be [Listen]
8. Proud Valley Boy [Listen]
9. Turn Me Tender [Listen]
10. Can't Breathe ~ Acoustic [Listen]

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