Live at Leeds (John Martyn album)

Live at Leeds is a live album by John Martyn. He independently released this album himself in an initial run of 10,000 that were numbered and signed,[1] after a disagreement with Island about its commercial viability.[4] The working title was "Ringside Seat"; photos of Martyn and bassist Danny Thompson in a boxing ring were taken for a prospective cover, though never used.[1] It was recorded on 13 February 1975 (the sleeve incorrectly states October),[1] at Leeds University, at the same venue that The Who recorded their Live At Leeds in 1970.[4]

Live at Leeds
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Live album by
RecordedFebruary 13, 1975,[1] Leeds University
GenreFolk rock, blues
ProducerJohn Martyn
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Mojo4/5 stars[2]
Record Collector4/5 stars[3]

The 1998 re-released version on Voiceprint/One World includes five bonus tracks ("My Baby Girl", "You Can Discover", "So Much in Love With You", "Clutches" and "Mailman") from the show, including the three Paul Kossoff of Free guested on.[4]

A 2CD Deluxe Edition compiled and researched by John Hillarby was released in 2010 by Universal Music. It contains the 1975 concert in its entirety, complete with hold ups, chatter and profane drunken insults between Martyn and Thompson, with Disc 2 including 35 minutes of the afternoon rehearsal as bonus material. The versions of "Outside In" and "Solid Air" on the original (which were not recorded at the Leeds concert) are replaced.[4]

Track listingEdit

All tracks composed by John Martyn except where indicated.

  1. "Outside In" – 18:56
  2. "Solid Air" – 7:18
  3. "Make No Mistake" – 5:04
  4. "Bless The Weather" – 4:45
  5. "The Man In The Station" – 4:18
  6. "I'd Rather Be The Devil" (Skip James) – 8:54

2010 2CD Deluxe EditionEdit


  1. "May You Never"
  2. "Outside In"
  3. "Spencer The Rover"
  4. "Make No Mistake"
  5. "Bless The Weather"
  6. "My Baby Girl"
  7. "You Can Discover"
  8. "Solid Air"


  1. "I'd Rather Be The Devil"
  2. "So Much In Love With You"
  3. "Clutches"
  4. "Mailman"
  5. "May You Never" (Rehearsal)
  6. "The Message" (Rehearsal)
  7. "Outside In" (Rehearsal)
  8. "The Man In The Station" (Rehearsal)
  9. "Head and Heart" (Rehearsal)
  10. "Clutches" (Rehearsal)



  1. ^ a b c d e Live at Leeds at AllMusic
  2. ^ Irvin, Jim (November 2010). "John Martin Live At Leeds". Mojo. p. 120.
  3. ^ Rossi, Marco (November 2010). "John Martyn – Live At Leeds: Deluxe Edition". Record Collector. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d Cavanagh, David (1 October 2010). "Live At Leeds (Deluxe Edition) - review". The Official John Martyn Website / Uncut No.161. Retrieved 17 September 2017.

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