I’m referring to the John and Beverley Martyn UK Island record from 1970 with a Max Ernst engraving on the cover and engineering by John Wood. The best listen is all analog on an original UK Island LP.

I’ve referenced this record previously on my blog with the song, and I still consider one of my all time favorites.


Four years after this record was released, I was a bohemian American studying art and music in Paris (post-impressionism and expressionism) That seems like a lifetime ago. Along with Picasso and Miro, I was infatuated with Max Ernst and his art. Even did a term paper on him and Peggy Guggenheim…

Anyway, this was the second (and last) album made by John and Beverly Martyn on Island records. It’s really a shame they couldn’t do more together, but nothing lasts forever. The upside is that it introduced Danny Thompson to the band on bass. He stayed with John until the end.