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Simple Minds: Empires and Dance

Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 13 September 1980

I'M DANCING as fast as I can! Empires And Dance, an LP of terror-songs, vigilance and vanity, starts with 'I Travel', one of the great voluted disco-rock songs, and nowhere else on the record are things so conventionally warming, so generously active. Nowhere else on the record is the sound so tangible.

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