NOT unlike Richard Thompson, John Martyn is a vet of Brit-folk whose status never quite lived up to his talents. A sudden commercial breakout seems unlikely for either at this stage, but And is encouraging evidence that Martyn is keeping his songwriting apparatus in fine working order. It’s reminiscent of vintage efforts like Solid Air, with its jazzy ambience and mystical haze.

Andrew Smith
The Guardian
2 August 1996