The Island Years [Box Set]

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Summary: The 18-disc box set includes all the studio albums on the Island label from 1967-1987, plus live recordings, alternative takes, and a DVD with video performances from the British folk singer-songwriter.
Record Label: Universal
Genre(s): Folk
Name: John Martyn
Credit: Primary Artist
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Track Listings

1-01 Fairy Tale Lullaby 10-03 One Day Without You
1-02 Sandy Grey 10-04 The Easy Blues
1-03 London Conversation 10-05 My Baby Girl
1-04 Ballad of an Elder Woman 10-06 Make No Mistake
1-05 Cocain 10-07 Bless the Weather
1-06 Run Honey Run 10-08 I'd Rather Be the Devil (Devil Got My Woman)
1-07 Back To Stay 10-09 May You Never
1-08 Rolling Home 10-10 Over the Hill
1-09 Who's Grown Up Now 11-01 Dealer
1-10 Golden Girl 11-02 One World
1-11 This Time 11-03 Smiling Stranger
1-12 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right 11-04 Big Muff
1-13 Sing a Song of Summer 11-05 Couldn't Love You More
1-14 The River 11-06 Certain Surprise
1-15 Goin' Down To Memphis 11-07 Dancing
1-16 The Gardeners 11-08 Small Hours
1-17 A Day At the Sea 11-09 Dealer
1-18 Fishin' Blues 11-10 One World [Take 2]
1-19 Dusty 11-11 Smiling Stranger [Take 2]
1-20 Hello Train 11-12 Couldn't Love You More
1-21 Winding Boy 11-13 Small Hours
1-22 Fly On Home 11-14 Black Man At Your Shoulder
1-23 Knuckledy Crunch and Slippledee-Slee Song 12-01 One World [Take 3]
1-24 Seven Black Roses 12-02 Smiling Stranger [Take 3]
2-01 Go Out and Get It 12-03 Big Muff [Take 1]
2-02 Can't Get the One I Want 12-04 Couldn't Love You More [Take 2]
2-03 Stormbringer! 12-05 Certain Surprise [Take 2]
2-04 Sweet Honesty 12-06 Dancing [Take 2]
2-05 Woodstock 12-07 Small Hours [Take 2]
2-06 John the Baptist 12-08 Dancing [Take 1]
2-07 The Ocean 12-09 Black Man At Your Shoulder [Take 2]
2-08 Traffic-Light Lady 12-10 Big Muff [Extended Remix] [Alternate Take]
2-09 Tomorrow Time 12-11 Anna
2-10 Would You Believe Me 13-01 Some People Are Crazy
2-11 John The Baptist [Alternate Take] 13-02 Grace and Danger
2-12 Go Out And Get It [Alternate Take] 13-03 Lookin' On
2-13 Traffic-Light Lady [BBC John Peel Show Broadcast 4/4/1970] 13-04 Johnny Too Bad
2-14 It's One of Those Days 13-05 Sweet Little Mystery
2-15 I Don't Know 13-06 Hurt In Your Heart
2-16 John the Baptist 13-07 Baby, Please Come Home
2-17 Traffic-Light Lady 13-08 Save Some (For Me)
3-01 Primrose Hill 13-09 Our Love
3-02 Parcels 13-10 Hi-Heal Sneakers
3-03 Auntie Aviator 13-11 Grace and Danger [Alternate Take]
3-04 New Day 13-12 Small Hat [Alternate Take]
3-05 Give Us a Ring 13-13 Johnny Too Bad [Take 2]
3-06 Sorry To Be So Long 13-14 After Tomorrow Night [Take 1]
3-07 Tree Green 13-15 Dead On Arrival [Alternate Take]
3-08 Say What You Can 14-01 Running Up the Harbour [Alternate Take]
3-09 Road To Ruin 14-02 Some People Are Crazy [Take 1]
3-10 Say What You Can [Alternate Take] 14-03 [Untitled] [Instrumental] [Alternate Take]
3-11 Road To Ruin [BBC International 23/3/1970] 14-04 Our Love [Alternate Take]
3-12 Here I Am 14-05 Johnny Too Bad [Take 3]
4-01 Go Easy 14-06 Grace and Danger [Instrumental]
4-02 Bless the Weather 14-07 Johnny Too Bad [Version]
4-03 Sugar Lump 14-08 Sweet Little Mystery
4-04 Walk On the Water 14-09 Some People Are Crazy
4-05 Just Now 14-10 Grace and Danger
4-06 Head and Heart 14-11 Save Some (For Me)
4-07 Let the Good Things Come 14-12 Johnny Too Bad
4-08 Back Down the River 14-13 Hurt In Your Heart
4-09 Glistening Glyndebourne 14-14 Sweet Little Mystery
4-10 Singin' In the Rain 15-01 Sapphire
4-11 Glistening Glyndebourne [Alternate Take] 15-02 Over the Rainbow
4-12 Go Easygo Easy [Take 2] 15-03 You Know
4-13 Head and Heart [Alternate Take] 15-04 Watching Her Eyes
4-14 Sugar Lump [Take 1] 15-05 Fisherman's Dream
4-15 Just Now [Alternate Take] 15-06 Acid Rain
4-16 Bless the Weather [Alternate Take] 15-07 Mad Dog Days
4-17 Go Easy [Take 3] 15-08 Climb the Walls
4-18 Singin' In the Rain [Alternate Take] 15-09 Coming In On Time
5-01 The Easy Blues 15-10 Rope-Soul'd
5-02 Bless the Weather 15-11 Love In Your Life
5-03 May You Never 15-12 Sapphire [Alternate Take]
5-04 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right 15-13 Over the Rainbow [Alternate Take]
5-05 Back To Stay 15-14 Fisherman's Dream [Alternate Take]
5-06 Head and Heart 15-15 Acid Rain [Alternate Take]
5-07 Singin' In the Rain 15-16 Mad Dog Days [Alternate Take]
5-08 Sugar Lump 15-17 Rope-Soul'd [Alternate Take]
5-09 I'd Rather Be the Devil 16-01 Nightline
5-10 Outside In 16-02 Lonely Love
5-11 The Glory of Love 16-03 Angeline
6-01 Solid Air 16-04 One Step Too Far
6-02 Over the Hill 16-05 Piece By Piece
6-03 Don't Want To Know 16-06 Serendipity
6-04 I'd Rather Be the Devil (Devil Got My Woman) 16-07 Who Believes In Angels
6-05 Go Down Easy 16-08 Love of Mine
6-06 Dreams By the Sea 16-09 John Wayne
6-07 May You Never 16-10 Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)
6-08 The Man In the Station 16-11 Advertisement #1
6-09 The Easy Blues/Gentle Blues 16-12 John Wayne [Take 1]
6-10 Solid Air [Take 2] 16-13 Lonely Love [Take 1]
6-11 Over the Hill [Alternate Take] 16-14 Angeline [Take 1]
6-12 I'd Rather Be the Devil (Devil Got My Woman) [Take 2] 16-15 Advertisement #2
6-13 I'd Rather Be the Devil (Devil Got My Woman) [Take 3] 16-16 Piece By Piece [Take 1]
6-14 Go Down Easy [Take 3] 16-17 Who Believes In Angels [Take 1]
6-15 Go Down Easy [Take 4] 16-18 Love of Mine [Take 1]
6-16 Dreams By the Sea [Take 2] 17-01 Live On Love
6-17 May You Never [Take 2] 17-02 The River
6-18 The Man In the Station [Take 2] 17-03 Income Town
7-01 Fine Lines 17-04 Send Me One Line
7-02 Eibhli Ghail Chiuin Ni Chearbhail 17-05 Deny This Love
7-03 Ain't No Saint 17-06 Hold Me
7-04 Outside In 17-07 Upo
7-05 The Glory of Love 17-08 No. 9
7-06 Look In 17-09 The Apprentice
7-07 Beverley 17-10 Lifeline
7-08 Make No Mistake 17-11 The Moment
7-09 Ways To Cry 17-12 Patterns In the Rain
7-10 So Much In Love With You 17-13 Patterns In the Rain
7-11 Make No Mistake [Alternate Take] 17-14 The Apprentice
7-12 The Glory of Love [Take 1] 17-15 Send Me One Line
7-13 Fine Lines [Take 2] 17-16 The Moment
7-14 Outside In [Alternate Take] 18-01 Make No Mistake
7-15 Beverley 18-02 Outside In
7-16 Make No Mistake 18-03 You Can Discover
8-01 Outside In 18-04 Outside In
8-02 Solid Air 18-05 Spencer the Rover
8-03 Make No Mistake 18-06 Dealer
8-04 Bless the Weather 18-07 Sweet Little Mystery
8-05 The Man In the Station 18-08 Lookin' On
8-06 I'd Rather Be the Devil 18-09 One World
8-07 Solid Air 18-10 Johnny Too Bad
8-08 Bless the Weather 18-11 May You Never
8-09 Love of Mine 18-12 Outside In
8-10 Fisherman's Dream 18-13 Hurt In Your Head
8-11 John Wayne 18-14 Mad Dog Days
9-01 One Day Without You 18-15 Angeline
9-02 Lay It All Down 18-16 The Apprentice
9-03 Root Love 18-17 May You Never
9-04 My Baby Girl 18-18 Solid Air
9-05 Sunday's Child 18-19 Deny This Love
9-06 Spencer the Rover 18-20 Send Me One Line
9-07 Clutches 18-21 John Wayne
9-08 The Message 18-22 Dealer
9-09 Satisfied Mind 18-23 Johnny Too Bad
9-10 You Can Discover 18-24 Over the Rainbow
9-11 Call Me Crazy 18-25 Sweet Little Mystery
9-12 Eight More Miles [Alternate Take] 18-26 Fisherman's Dreams [Out-Takes]
9-13 Sunday's Child [Alternate Take] 18-27 Lookin' On [Out-Takes]
9-14 Root Love [Instrumental] [Alternate Take] 18-28 Outside In [Out-Takes]
9-15 Ellie Rhee [Alternate Take] 18-29 One World [Out-Takes]
9-16 Spencer the Rover 18-30 The Moment [Out-Takes]
9-17 Annie, Pts. 1 & 2 18-31 Bless the Weather [Out-Takes]
10-01 Outside In 18-32 Inside Out [Out-Takes]
10-02 Spencer the Rover 18-33 Spencer the Rover [Out-Takes]