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Johnny Nash: New Victoria, London

Cliff White, New Musical Express, 16 July 1977

FOR HIS first appearance on a British theatre stage (I think he once toured the USAF bases) in over 20 years of recording, Johnny Nash chose to dress like a country squire, employ an unnecessary string section to emaciate his own excellent 5-piece backup group, and do little more than stand stage- centre, from where he sang a succession of his hit singles. A bad show then? Not on your life; he was magnificent.

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