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John Martyn: Couldn't Love You More (Permanent CD9)

Ian Penman, The Wire, April 1993

JOHN MARTYN has roamed his own byways, apparently lost in a mythic search whose obstacles were all his own devising — only he knew the portents, the destination. As with Nick Drake, it was the langorous example of Tim Buckley which provided the conduit through which the worth of the English (troubador) tradition could be reinvented.

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