The Apprentice (album)

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The Apprentice
Studio album by John Martyn
Released 1990
Genre Rock
Label Permanent Records
Producer Brian Young, John Martyn
John Martyn chronology
Piece by Piece
(1986)Piece by Piece1986
The Apprentice
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
John Martyn's Website (not rated)[2]

The Apprentice is a rock album by John Martyn. Recorded at CaVa Studios, Glasgow, Scotland. Originally released on CD by Permanent Records, catalogue number PERM CD 1.

The demo recordings for The Apprentice were the trigger for Martyn's being dropped by Island Records in 1988. Despite this, when the album (recorded in its final form at Martyn's own expense) appeared in 1990, it was well reviewed and regarded as something of a return to form by Martyn enthusiasts.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by John Martyn except where indicated.

  1. "Live On Love"
  2. "The River"
  3. "Look At The Girl"
  4. "Income Town"
  5. "Send Me One Line"
  6. "Deny this Love"
  7. "Hold Me"
  8. "Upo"
  9. "The Apprentice"
  10. "The Moment"1
  11. "Patterns In The Rain" (Foster Patterson)

1Not included in LP release

Additional tracks included on 2007 remastered release via One World

  1. "Deny This Love" (remix)
  2. "The Apprentice" (live)
  3. "The River" (live)
  4. "Send Me One Line" (live)
  5. "Look At The Girl" (live)


(as listed on original CD release)

  • John Martyn - guitars, vocals
  • Foster Patterson - keyboards
  • Aran Ahmun - drums
  • Colin Tully - saxophone on "The River", "Upo"
  • Andy Shepherd - saxophone on "Deny This Love", "Send Me One Line", "Look At The Girl"
  • Danny Cummings - percussion, backing vocals
  • Danusia - backing vocals
  • Taj Wyzgowski - rhythm guitar on "Live On Love", "The Apprentice"


  1. ^ Caldwell, Rob. The Apprentice at AllMusic
  2. ^ John Martyn's review
  3. ^ Some People Are Crazy - the John Martyn Story - John Neil Munro (Polygon 2007)

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