Well Kept Secret (Remastered And Expanded)

Well Kept Secret is to be re-released by Cherry Red Records in remastered and expanded form with two bonus songs and enhanced artwork. Revised release date is 14th July 2014.

Well Kept SecretAvailable to pre-order now and here is the full tracklisting is-

  1. Could’ve Been Me (J. Martyn)
  2. You Might Need A Man (J. Martyn)
  3. Hung Up (J. Martyn)
  4. Gun Money (J. Martyn)
  5. Never Let Me Go (Joe Scott)
  6. Love Up (J. Martyn)
  7. Changes Her Mind (J. Martyn)
  8. Hiss On The Tape (J. Martyn)
  9. Back With A Vengeance (J. Martyn)
  10. Livin’ Alone (J. Martyn)
  11. Gun Money (U.S. Long Remix) (J. Martyn)
  12. Hiss On The Tape (Live) (J. Martyn)

Cherry Records press release –

•    Newly remastered and expanded CD release for John Martyn’s 1982 album.
•    With two rare bonus tracks.
•    Booklet with fully restored artwork and liner notes.
•    Reviews in national newspapers, Uncut, Mojo, Record Collector and Classic Rock magazines.
•    Coverage on relevant websites and fanzines.

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered and expanded edition of “Well Kept Secret”, John Martyn’s classic album from September 1982.

The album was John’s second album for WEA Records and was a slight change of artistic direction for him, but was well received critically and also became a UK top 20 hit. Including tracks such as ‘Could’ve Been Me’, ‘Hung Up’, ‘Never Let Me Go’ (featuring a wonderful saxophone solo by Ronnie Scott), the album spawned a successful UK tour and earned John Martyn praise from many quarters. New Musical Express declared the record to be “pacier and louder than he’s ever been on one album before. It’s a good record, a class record”

This Esoteric Recordings edition of “Well Kept Secret” has been newly remastered by Paschal Byrne and features an illustrated booklet with an essay by John Martyn aficionado and official webmaster John Hillarby. It also includes two bonus tracks, released as a single in October 1982.

Cherry Red Records
27 March 2014

Available to pre-order here.