Folk artist John Martyn teamed with his wife Beverly for this 1970 album, remastered on this British import and expanded with four bonus tracks.
Personnel: John Martyn (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, keyboards); Beverley Martyn (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar); Paul Harris , John Simon (keyboards); Levon Helm, Billy Mundi, Herb Lovelle (drums).
Recording information: Sound Techniques Studios, Chelsea (04/16/1969).
Photographer: Geoff Alan.
For Stormbringer!, John and Beverley Martyn went to Woodstock, NY, and recorded with several local musicians, including session hands Paul Harris and Harvey Brooks, as well as the Band's Levon Helm. Very much in the mold of the electric Fairport Convention of this period, Stormbringer! sizzles with acoustic interplay and an almost jazzy feel. Highlights include "Woodstock" (not the Joni Mitchell tune) and the title track. ~ James Chrispell