Small Hours

Small Hours The Long Night of John Martyn

Hardback (09 Jul 2020) | English

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Synopsis

Did any musician in the Seventies fly so free as John Martyn did on Bless The Weather, Solid Air, Inside Out and One World? Did any fall so far? Small Hours is an intimate, unflinching biography of one of the great maverick artists. Though Martyn never had a hit single, his extraordinary voice, innovative guitar playing and profoundly soulful songs secured his status as a much admired pioneer. Covered by Eric Clapton, revered by Lee Scratch Perry, produced by Phil Collins, Martyn influenced several generations of musicians, but beneath the songs lay a complicated and volatile personality. He lived his life the same way he made music: improvising as he went; scattering brilliance, beauty, rage and destruction in his wake. Drawing on almost 100 new interviews, Small Hours is a raw and utterly gripping account of sixty years of daredevil creativity, soaring highs and sometimes unconscionable lows.

About the Publisher

Omnibus Press

Omnibus Press

Over the succeeding decades Omnibus has published many best-selling definitive biographies on most of pop and most of rock’s greatest superstars. Previous titles include Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance by Johnny Rogan, The Dark Story of Eminem by Nick Hasted, Dear Boy: The Life Of Keith Moon by Tony Fletcher, Catch A Fire: The Life of Bob Marley by Timothy White, Little Girl Blue: The Life Of Karen Carpenter by Randy L. Schmidt, Under The Ivy: The Life & Music Of Kate Bush by Graeme Thomson, Muse: Out of this World (updated edition) by Mark Beaumont - all of which are regularly cited by magazines, fans and critics alike as being amongst the finest music artist related biographies ever published.

Book information

ISBN: 9781787600195
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Imprint: Omnibus Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Sales rank: 7432
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 450g
Height: 240mm
Width: 168mm
Spine width: 32mm