Wednesday, October 16, 2013

incidental music spot of the day

Thirty seconds or so of the late John Martyn's sublime Small Hours over a bit of the Indian section of the second part of Stephen Fry's interesting two-part documentary Out There on BBC2 tonight (it's at about 43 minutes in the iPlayer version, if you catch it before it expires). Better still, as good as the documentary is in its own right, have a look at these two clips, both from 1978 according to YouTube - firstly this acoustic version from Reading University and secondly this slightly more ragged (and apparently slightly pissed, not unusually) version from German TV show Rockpalast in the same year. Some more Martyn clips can be found collected here.

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