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The Blue Nile: Hats (Linn)

David Quantick, New Musical Express, 7 October 1989

WHAT A romantic tale is The Blue Nile’s. I mean, you’re probably sick to the privy parts of hearing how they made an LP for sixpence and everybody went barmy over It so they didn’t make another one for five years and kept burning their own master tapes, but It is quite romantic, even if the main reason The Blue Nile failed to rock out for half a decade is simply that no-one at Virgin knew who was supposed to be looking after them and so couldn’t tell them to get their fingers out.

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