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Tavares: Madame Butterfly (Capitol)

Simon Frith, Melody Maker, 7 April 1979

MADAME Butterfly opens with the familiar dance floor sounds – brass riff, flowing strings punched out guitars, tightly strung percussion – but this isn't really a disco album. It's a soul record, a cool, old-fashioned, satisfying example of a vocal art.

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