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Joan Armatrading: Joan Armatrading (A&M)*****

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, July 1976

THE RECORD deck grunts and clicks, the turntable sidles to a halt and polysyllabic analysis should be flowing from the critic's pen but I'd just ...

Joan Armatrading: Front Door Woman

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, April 1983

DO YOU believe in romance? ...

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Joan Armatrading: Reluctant Singer Returns

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, May 1975

"I'M THE most boring person in the whole world," Joan Armatrading announces, sticking her head out the window of A&M's Oxford Street offices, breathing in ...

A Question of Survival: Rock'n'Roll Women

Overview by Penny Valentine, Street Life, March 1976

THE NUMBER of women working in British music is pitifully small. You can count them on one hand. Why? ...

I Second that Emotion: Joan Armatrading

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, August 1976

LOVER JOAN? Old pal Joan? Sister Joan? Who are you, intimate and mysterious lady? Why do your songs flow in my bloodstream? I got you ...

Joan Armatrading: Joan Armatrading (A&M)

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, August 1976

REPUTABLE SOURCES assure me that this new record album is, in fact, by the same Joan Armatrading who almost died of fright during her London ...

Joan Armatrading: Burning Like Fire

Interview by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, August 1976

THE SOUTH LONDON side-street is unimposing and still. Neat houses face each other, their windows opaque, like rows of black eyes shielded by the reflecting ...

Joan Armatrading: Bottom Line, New York

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, September 1976

PERHAPS IF Joan Armatrading had opened for an artist less popular than Richie Havens, her U.S. debut would have been more fruitful. At the Bottom ...

Joan Armatrading: If Only They Knew She Had The Power...

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, January 1977

If you've got a taste for terror, take NICK KENT to interview JOAN ARMATRADING... ...

Joan Armatrading: Show Some Emotion

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, September 1977

AAAAAH, JOAN, Shall I compare thee to a summer rose? Not just now, but how about 'The Summertime Blues'? At least Eddie Cochran is something ...

Joan Armatrading: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, November 1977

AS ANY regular user of London's Underground rail network can testify, not all of the strolling troubadours who jostled for recognition in the balmy '60s ...

Blackbushe Festival - Nice To See Ya, Bob

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, July 1978

...OR RATHER, IT would have been, but at least we heard him and that made the hassles worthwhile, reports our survivor of the million dollar ...

Joan Armatrading: To The Limit

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, September 1978

I'M UNDER strict instructions to make this Joan Armatrading review a little less like a love letter than its predecessors. Well it's hard you know ...

Joan Armatrading: Fragile Surfaces And Fast Getaways

Interview by Penny Valentine, Melody Maker, September 1978

IN HER KITCHEN Joan Armatrading washes up the plates from a vegetarian meal we have just eaten. "You wouldn't think," she had said earlier with ...

Perrier Water and Privacy: Joan Armatrading

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, October 1978

"LOOOK this way pet, wooood you dear," said the photographer in a voice fusing Andy Stewart and Larry Grayson. "Please pet". Fussing, fussing. ...

Joan Armatrading: Apollo Theatre, Manchester

Live Review by Idris Walters, Melody Maker, March 1979

HER PEOPLE should market a badge that says, "JA From JA Is For Everyone". The hack was expecting the worst – high feminism on parade, ...

Joan Armatrading: Steppin' Out (A&M)

Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, September 1979

THE AUTHOR of the song is individualised out of all proportion in rock culture. The singer/songwriter subject is built up in such a way that ...

Joan Armatrading: Me Myself I (A&M)

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, May 1980

JUST TO put new readers of my ongoing review of Joan Armatrading's work in the picture I should mention that I rather like this lady. ...

Joan Armatrading On The Spot

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, July 1980

IN THE STRANGE WAY it has at certain phases of your life, time is running backwards for Joan Armatrading. She's growing younger. To prove it ...

Joan Armatrading: Hearts And Flowers

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, July 1990

NOW HERE'S A surprise. The words go, "Touch me baby/I don't wanna get up after we've made love/Don't wanna leave your bed" and the singer ...

Sean Mayes: Joan Armatrading

Book Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, October 1990

WEATHERED AS HE was by turbulent years on the road with The Equals and Vinegar Joe, when it came to Joan Armatrading producer Pete Gage ...

Joan Armatrading: Square the Circle (A&M)

Review by Deborah Frost, Newsday, July 1992

WHEN BONO interrupted a recent arena performance to sing a few bars of Joan Armatrading's minor '70s hit, ‘Love & Affection’, he struck the one ...

Joan Armatrading: Joan As Blueswoman

Interview by David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, January 2008

EARLIER THIS YEAR a new album by one of Britain's most enduring singer-songwriters debuted at the top of Billboard magazine's blues chart in the United ...

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