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John Martyn: Dominion, London

Richard Williams, The Times, 26 May 1981

WITH A NEW four-piece band and a new record contract behind him, John Martyn is clearly hoping to translate his loyal cult following into something more substantial. Sunday night's show, with its slick lighting changes and overall air of predetermination, was a far try from the intimacy and spontaneity which Martyn, who cut his teeth on the folk circuit, has purveyed for a dozen years.

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