John Martyn: No Little Boy
Unsatisfied with the release of his previous album Couldn't Love You More, Scottish folk singer Martyn called in producer Jim Tullio to redo the Couldn't Love You More-tapes. Some songs were slightly remixed to bring more character to the songs (eg. "Sweet Little Mystery") but most songs were completely overhauled. Some of the Couldn't Love You More-tracks were deleted and four songs were newly recorded: "I Don't Wanna Know", "Sunday's Child" and Bless The Weather" featuring John Giblin on bass, and an excellent new version of "Just Now" featuring Levon Helm on harmony vocals. Levon also guested on Martyn's 1970 album Stormbringer!.
There are two different releases of No Little Boy, one on the Mesa label and one UK-only release on Permanent Records. The Permanent CD has three extra tracks, one of them is the song "Rock, Salt and Nails" where Levon Helm and John Martyn take turns singing lead vocal. This track is also available on the John Martyn compilations Couldn't Love You More / No Little Boy (1998) and Classics (2002).
Tracks*: Track missing on the Mesa release
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