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Tom Verlaine: Cover (Virgin)

Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 1 September 1984

IN 1976 TOM Miller aka Verlaine ended a published poem with the line "I shall contrive an envy so strong that its object will disappear". And while each of his successive solo projects has reflected personal attempts to follow through that objective, most have had grander-sounding results, ranging from the furiously passionate to the chastely elegaic.

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