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Sunday's Child is a John Martyn album released in 1975. John Martyn's follow-up to 1973's Inside Out is a more song-oriented, less experimental album. His eighth record, including two with his wife Beverley Martyn, shows the many facets of Martyn's playing, from his effects-driven electric guitar to his acoustic work. This album contains a collection of original songs along with a pair of covers: the traditional British ballad "Spencer the Rover", and the country standard "Satisfied Mind". The song "The Message" features a pair of verses written by Martyn sung in his typical style, alternating with a pair of verses from the Scottish folk ballad "Mairi's Wedding" sung with a Scottish lilt.
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|Studio||Island Studios, Hammersmith, London|
|John Martyn chronology|
All tracks composed by John Martyn except where indicated.
- "One Day Without You"
- "Lay It All Down"
- "Root Love"
- "My Baby Girl"
- "Sunday's Child"
- "Spencer the Rover" (Traditional, arr. John Martyn)
- "The Message"
- "Satisfied Mind" (Red Hayes, Jack Rhodes; falsely credited as Traditional, arr. John Martyn)
- "You Can Discover"
- "Call Me Crazy"
- "Ellie Rhee" (outtake)
- "A Satisfied Mind" (first mix)
- "One Day Without You" (live)
- "You Can Discover" (live)
- "My Baby Girl" (live)
- "The Message" (live)
- "Spencer The Rover" (live)"
Bonus tracks 3–7 recorded 7 January 1975 for John Peel session. John Martyn solo, with guitar.
- John Martyn – vocals, guitar, Moog synthesiser, clavinet
- Danny Thompson – double bass
- Liam Genockey – drums
- Al Anderson – bass on "One Day Without You"
- John Bundrick – piano on "My Baby Girl"
- Keshav Sathe – tabla on "My Baby Girl"
- Beverley Martyn – backing vocals on "My Baby Girl"
- Terry Wilson – bass on "Clutches"
- Tony Braunagel – drums on "Clutches"
- Richard Digby Smith - engineer
- Dick Cuthell - technician
- Visualeyes - photography