45 years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, in 1976, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. His next album was going to be a live one. But the lockdown put paid to all that. Even so, this cloud does have a silver lining. Unable to play to audiences (Martin can average over 100 gigs a year) or go into a recording studio, the only solution was to record a new album at home.