On Monday 17th October 2022 our Album of The Month Club will feature John Martyn Solid Air with guest James Alexander Bright. Solid Air is one of the defining moments in British folk. Martyn stepped out of his comfort zone to record and produce it, including not only jazz and blues but rock and plenty of sound effects to create it’s its genre-blurring presentation.
In advance of the meeting, Colleen will send out a ‘Musical Lead-Up Playlist’ of 10 songs – music that will set the tone for the deep album listening featuring Martyn’s inspirations and other bands in their milieu at that time.
At the meeting, itself, Colleen tells the story behind the album for about 20 minutes and then we listen to the album in its entirety without interruption following our listening guidelines – phones off and no talking. To be clear, its up to you to source whichever copy of the album you can get your hands on – streaming online, CD, vinyl – whatever it is. We don’t broadcast the album over Zoom as you won’t have a great listening experience.
After the album finishes we reconvene and have a discussion about the album and our listening experience.
Patreon Members and higher tiers can attend the Album Club. You can subscribe here and don’t forget you can unsubscribe at any time.
We hope you can join us and thanks for listening!