Bombay Bicycle Club, Beck and Snow Patrol for John Martyn tribute album

Beth Orton, Phil Collins and The Cure’s Robert Smith also honour late folk artist

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Bombay Bicycle Club, Beck and Snow Patrol have all recorded tracks for a tribute album dedicated to late folk singer John Martyn.

Other artists including Beth Orton, Phil Collins and The Cure‘s Robert Smith have also honoured Martyn through covers of his material for ‘Johnny Boy Would Love This – A Tribute To John Martyn’, which will be released on August 15. The proceeds from the LP will go to Martyn’s family. The album’s release was mooted last year.

Singer/songwriter Martyn, who died in January 2009 shortly after being awarded an OBE, released 20 studio albums throughout his career and worked with the likes of Eric Clapton and David Gilmour.


Phil Collins – who worked with Martyn on his albums ‘Grace and Danger’ and ‘Glorious Fool’, said: “John Martyn was unique. Completely unique. He had such power, such emotion, in his music that he could overwhelm the listener even when it was just him and an acoustic guitar.”

The tracklisting for ‘Johnny Boy Would Love This’ is as follows:

Disc 1:


‘Let The Good Things Come’ (David Gray)

‘Glorious Fool’ (Clarence Fountain and Sam Butler)

‘Small Hours’ (Robert Smith)

‘Stormbringer’ (Beck)

‘Over The Hill’ (Ted Barnes featuring Gavin Clark)

‘I Don’t Wanna Know’ (The Swell Season)

‘Bless The Weather’ (The Emperors Of Wyoming)

‘Couldn’t Love You More’ (Lisa Hannigan)

‘Go Easy’ (Vetiver)

‘Solid Air’ (Skye Edwards)

‘You Can Discover’ (Cheryl Wilson)

‘The Easy Blues (Jelly RollBaker)’ ( Joe Bonamassa)

‘Dancing’ (Sonia Dada)

‘Certain Surprise’ (Sabrina Dinan)

‘One World’ (Paolo Nutini)

Disc 2:

‘May You Never’ (Snow Patrol)

‘Go Down Easy’ (Beth Orton)

‘Fairytale Lullaby’ (Bombay Bicycle Club)

‘Fine Lines’ (Syd Kitchen)

‘Head And Heart’ (Vashti Bunyan)

‘Run Honey Run’ (Morcheeba)

‘Angeline’ (Nicholas Barron)

‘Walk To The Water’ (John Smith)

‘Hurt In Your Heart’ (Judy Tzuke)

‘Road To Ruin’ (Jim Tullio)

‘Oh My God’ (John Wayne)

‘Rope Soul’d’ (The Blackships)

‘Back To Stay’ (Ultan Conlon)

‘Anna’ (Brendan Campbell)

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