Thursday, 16 January 2014

DYLAN COVERS # 132 John Martyn - Don't Think Twice/Tight Connection to My Heart


In Solid Air

JOHN MARTYN - Don't Think Twice it's Alright (1967)

Here are two covers by the late John Martyn,  probably most famously know for his brilliant 'Solid Air' album.  The first one is a take of Don't Think Twice, it's Alright and is taken from his first studio album 'London Conversation (1967)'.

The second cover is from the album 'Piece By Piece (1986). Tight Connection to My Heart' was included in early versions of the album as part of 4 extra tracks. It was also released as a 12 inch single.  Boy it sounds; so eighties'.
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JOHN MARTYN - Tight Connection to My Heart (1986)

 

 
 

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DYLAN COVERS # 132 John Martyn - Don't Think Twice/Tight Connection to My Heart
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17 January 2014 at 09:25

The passage of time hasn't been kind to 'Tight Connection'. 'Don't Think Twice' is very nice though.

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17 January 2014 at 10:36

TS - Spot on, I could not agree more!

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18 January 2014 at 09:34

'Don't Think Twice' is nice but very true to the original; I'm sure JM wouldn't have approached it like that a few years later. Have to agree with The Swede about 'Tight Connection' - pretty ghastly. It's always puzzled me how Martyn embraced that hyper-80's production. Must have been something to do with being mates with Phil Collins!

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18 January 2014 at 11:58

"Don't Think Twice.." is lovely. The less said about "Tight Connection..." the better

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