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ARTIST
TITLE
London Conversation
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
IMCD 319 IMCD 319
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/30/2006

2005 Island Remasters reissue including one bonus track plus enhanced packaging and sleeve notes. "John's debut album, London Conversation, was recorded in mono at Pye Studios in Marble Arch and released October 1967. An album of innocent songs that won praise from the music press and launched a career that has spanned five decades. London Conversation was released when John was just nineteen years old, the album being produced by Theo Johnson under the supervision of Chris Blackwell. The album is in the folk tradition with some excellent lyrics and jazzy instrumentation such as the sitar and flute in 'Rolling Home.' It was this instrumentation that set John apart from his fellow musicians on the folk circuit at the time." Includes the track 'Sandy Grey,' a song about Nick Drake, written by the American singer-songwriter Robin Frederick, and also 'Cocain,' which is a traditional song arranged by John which still remains a favorite with him: the only song from the album that he still performs today. John's cover of Bob Dylan's 'Don't Think Twice' demonstrates his sensitive nature. His young fresh voice gives the song a simple, almost innocent air and this same innocence is evident throughout the whole album."