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Roy Hill: Riverside Studios, London

Penny Valentine, Melody Maker, 3 February 1979

APPROACHING Roy Hill via one sub-Bowie single ('I Like, I Like, I Like') and a first album saturated in unsympathetic production, I was not – to put it mildly – exactly palpitating with excitement. Riverside Studios on a wet Sunday night with its overwhelmingly soporific fringe-theatre ambiance; rumours that I was about to face yet another Springsteen sound-alike...expectations were low.

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