Well Kept Secret is John Martyn's second and final album for WEA. It was released in 1982. Never Let Me Go" featured Ronnie Scott on saxophone. Recorded at RAK Studios, London. All tracks composed by John Martyn except where indicated. Could've Been Me" – 3:44. You Might Need a Man" – 3:09. Hung Up" – 3:58 cf. 14-05. Never Let Me Go" (Joseph Scott) – 2:48. Changes Her Mind" – 4:35. Hiss on the Tape" – 3:59. Back with a Vengeance" – 3:08
Returning to his form of several releases ago, John Martyn found good things to convey to the listener here. The classic love song "Never Let Me Go" is worth the price of admission here alone, but the rest of the cuts have something to recommend them also. Too bad Well Kept Secret turned out to be only a lost, rough-cut gem.
Saw John Martyn in Manchester when this album came out. "Don't clap yet" he said as he came on "you might not like it". Well - he was right - I didn't much. he deserved much greater fame (and fortune) than he had achieved by that point. The support was Durutti Column so the evening wasn't a total waste of time).
Well Kept Secret is a music studio album recording by JOHN MARTYN (Prog Folk/Progressive Rock) released in 1982 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Studio Album, released in 1982. Songs, Tracks Listing. 1. Could've Been Me (3:45) 2. You Might Need A Man (3:10) 3. Hung Up (3:58) 4. Gun Money (5:01) 5. Never Let Me Go (2:48) 6. Love Up (3:20) 7. Changes Her Mind (4:35) 8. Hiss On The Tape (4:00) 9. Back With A Vengance (3:08) 10.
Well Kept Secret Album Cover Art. John Martyn. 1 Could've Been Me. length: 3:45. 2 You Might Need a Man. length: 3:10.
Well Kept Secret is John Martyn's second and final album for WEA. In 1935, John Martyn accompanied Arthur Foot to India to establish the teaching staff of The Doon School, a newly opened boarding school for Indian boys. Martyn had previously taught at Harrow School in England for ten years before he moved to India. In Doon, he was given the post of Deputy Headmaster, which he kept till 1948. Shortly after the British withdrawal from India in 1947, Foot left Dehradun to take up the headship of Ottershaw School, and Martyn succeeded him to become the second headmaster of the Doon School
Artist: John Martyn Title: Well Kept Secret Year Of Release: 1982/2014 Label: Esoteric Recordings Genre: Folk Rock, British Folk, Prog Rock Quality: Mp3 320, Flac (tracks,. on Changes Her Mind. Returning to his form of several releases ago, John Martyn found good things to convey to the listener here.
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|A1||Could've Been Me||3:40|
|A2||You Might Need A Man||3:06|
|A5||Never Let Me Go
Written By – Joe Scott
|B2||Changes Her Mind||4:32|
|B3||Hiss On The Tape||3:54|
|B4||Back With A Vengeance||3:06|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
- Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
- Made By – WEA Musik GmbH
- Pressed By – Record Service Alsdorf
- Design [Sleeve] – Bill Smith
- Engineer – Phil Thornalley
- Producer – Sandy Roberton
- Written-By, Vocals, Guitar – John Martyn
NotesSame as John Martyn - Well Kept Secret but with STEMRA
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: STEMRA
- Label Code: LC 4281
- Matrix / Runout: R/S Alsdorf 99255 A2, scratched: TA TAPE ONE
- Matrix / Runout: R/S Alsdorf 99255 B2, scratched: TA TAPE ONE
|K 99255||John Martyn||Well Kept Secret (LP, Album)||WEA||K 99255||UK||1982|
|ECLEC 2445||John Martyn||Well Kept Secret (CD, Album)||Esoteric Recordings||ECLEC 2445||UK||2014|
|WPCR-2107||John Martyn||Well Kept Secret (CD, Album, RE)||WEA||WPCR-2107||Japan||1998|
|99 255, WEA K 99 255||John Martyn||Well Kept Secret (LP, Album)||WEA, WEA||99 255, WEA K 99 255||Germany||1982|
|7 90021-4||John Martyn||Well Kept Secret (Cass, Album, Dol)||Duke Records||7 90021-4||US||1982|