The Phoenix And The Turtle

Beverley Martyn

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Folk, Singer Songwriter
Les Cousins Music
April 21, 2014

Format: Compact Disc



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Legendary singer Beverley Martyn is set to return to a career in music after many years living privately and continuing to write and play music in Brighton. Beverley's new album 'The Phoenix and The Turtle' is a work of art, which sits comfortably alongside her seminal albums with John Martyn, 'Stormbringer!' and 'Road to Ruin'. Incorporating sweet melodies and heartfelt lyrics, the accumulated years of hard-won experience embody every note Beverley sings.

Featuring songs written throughout her entire career, from her very first song 'Sweet Joy', to the previously unrecorded Nick Drake & Beverley Martyn song 'Reckless Jane'. The album has been produced by Mark Pavey who worked with Davy Graham and features bass by Matt Malley (Counting Crows), drums by Victor Bisetti (Los Lobos), acoustic guitars by Mark Pavey, electric guitars Michael Watts and Strings by Owain Roberts.

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"She sings beautifully throughout - committed, authoritative, totally inhabiting the songs. Her voice is rich and mellow with a hint of smoke and huskiness around the edges. It goes down beautifully, like a fine malt…" (4*)

Neil Hussey (Shindig Magazine)

"The Phoenix And The Turtle is a warm, engaging, record. A fitting capture of an illustrious career" (4*)

Daryl Easlea (Record Collector)

"Baleful Soul and Shimmering Blues; Life is rarely more tellingly captured in music" (4*)

Colin Irwin (MOJO)

". . . she has power and expression in abundance"

LG (New Internationalist)

"Life is rarely more tellingly captured in music." Colin Irwin 4*



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Catalogue number LC018
Barcode 5052442005063
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 60g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 5mm x 125mm