Grace And Danger

Label
Digital Distribution Turkey
Release date
26 Jun 1995
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
39:28

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Some People Are Crazy 4:19 5,990
2 Grace And Danger 4:06 3,326
3 Lookin' On 5:14 4,179
4 Johnny Too Bad 3:57 6,688
5 Sweet Little Mystery 5:25 16,459
6 Hurt In Your Heart 4:58 6,515
7 Baby, Please Come Home 3:57 1,270
8 Save Some (For Me) 3:31 2,778
9 Our Love 4:01 2,504

About this album

Following a short layoff, John Martyn returned with his 12th record (including two with wife Beverley and a best-of collection), Grace & Danger. The album, which finds Martyn fronting a tight quartet featuring Phil Collins on drums and backing vocals, paints a stark, painful portrait of Martyn and Beverley’s crumbling marriage. Close friend and Island Records president Chris Blackwell reportedly found the songs so personal and unsettling that he delayed its release for a year. Martyn sets a somber feel right from the start with the seductive opener “Some People Are Crazy” and carries it, for the most part, throughout the record. The hushed, tormented blues of “Hurt in Your Heart,” the beautiful “Sweet Little Mystery,” and the heartbreaking closer “Our Love” are a few of the highlights. With some of his clearest, strongest singing in years and a collection of terse, honest originals, as well as a cover of the Slickers’ reggae classic “Johnny Too Bad,” Grace & Danger shows John Martyn at the top of his game.

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  • psidub

    We met, I was amazed. fan for life ,he will be greatly missed

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • sytim

    Achingly beautiful. RIP John.

    29 Jan 2009 Reply
  • A-W-A-X

    What a magnificent album, up there with "Here, My Dear" and "Blood On The Tracks".

    29 Jan 2009 Reply

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