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Joan Armatrading: Square the Circle (A&M)

Deborah Frost, Newsday, 12 July 1992

WHEN BONO interrupted a recent arena performance to sing a few bars of Joan Armatrading's minor '70s hit, ‘Love & Affection’, he struck the one surprise note of U2's grandiose, tape 'n' video-enhanced show. Haunted by the song's echoes and the night's ironies, one had to wonder: Whatever happened to Joan Armatrading? Square the Circle provides the answer: She's alive, well and painting her masterpiece.

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