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Early life Martyn was born in New Malden, Surrey, England. Martyn's parents, both opera singers, divorced when he was five and he spent his childhood alternating between England and Scotland. Much of this was spent in the care of his grandmother. His strongest ties were in Glasgow, and he attended Shawlands Academy there. Late 1960s and collaborations with Beverley Martyn Mentored by Hamish Imlach, Martyn began his professional musical career when he was seventeen, playing a blend of blues… read more

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  • Avatar for aenimauk
    One of my favourite tracks on the album, agree totally about the Miles/Tim Buckley comments. The keyboard coda is just perfect, one of my favourite moments in music. It's sampled in something I'm sure, can't remember what though. Something by Amon Tobin maybe?
  • Avatar for Oh4F6F626F74
    Damn. So glad to happen upon this.
  • Avatar for RussellChap
    Dark dreams...Dreams By The Sea is one of the best tracks on Solid Air. Fits in well with the sounds of the early 70's, Miles Davis & Tim Buckley dug the same vein of disturbed funky, jazzy electric musical vibes.
  • Avatar for psyclonought
    what a freaky brain show .... really he had this home made box in his rack ...yeah man like a guitar tardis yeah valve analogue and hand built.... honest babe well it was the sixties. fosooth!
  • Avatar for umbuntu1
    top ten, selten ein Mann welcher so hingebungsvoll singt
  • Avatar for Colin_in_Mexico
    Nick McCabe, you're awesome. :D
  • Avatar for Obeliam
    This artist is a great discovery! WOW!!!
  • Avatar for Sosen
    The way it fits with the album reminds me of Jeff Buckley's "So Real" ... This is a little better, though. :)
  • Avatar for Fleetaire
    Funky!
  • Avatar for KerryExile
    Excellent tune

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