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The Blue Nile: Royal Albert Hall, London

Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 1997

THE NEAREST thing music has to Venice is the embodiment of melancholy in this aptly baroque setting. The melancholy, in all its lush romantic self-indulgence, that we revel in, nurture, a couple of levels up from ennui and only a short hop from contentment. The breed of melancholy you get so used to you kind of miss it when it's not around.

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