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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. 80
    A handful of high profile ringers (Beck, Beth Orton, the Cure's Robert Smith, Phil Collins, Snow Patrol) join less recognizable names interpreting Martyn songs in versions that will hopefully encourage listeners unfamiliar with his work to seek out his bulging catalog of inspired originals.
  2. Aug 16, 2011
    80
    As tributes go, this one rates high marks.
  3. Aug 16, 2011
    80
    Philip Larkin memorably once noted, "What will survive of us is love". Whilst that's undoubtedly true, in Martyn's case there are also these glorious songs to savour and celebrate.
  4. Aug 16, 2011
    75
    Martyn's early-'70s blend of romantic blues and eerie valentines remains potent, and on this double-disc tribute, 30 participants give him a smooch of respect, trying to update the hazy passion he brought to his best work.
  5. Oct 31, 2011
    70
    The missteps are minor, forgivable, and, if nothing else, there are all these fantastic compositions to celebrate.
  6. Aug 23, 2011
    70
    This CD won't replace the originals but it's a tribute with some memorable versions of great songs.
  7. Aug 16, 2011
    70
    Contributors Vetiver, Phil Collins, Vashti Bunyan, and the Cure's Robert Smith make for odd bedfellows. But Martyn's songbook--"May You Never," "Stormbringer," the Drake tribute "Solid Air"--is the star.

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