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Barry White: Royal Albert Hall, London

Philip Norman, The Times, 13 May 1975

RESIGNED AS we are to the gradual dilution and destruction of American soul music, there remains something unearthly in the success enjoyed by Barry White. He is a black singer, extremely overweight, whose songs invariably express agitation at the prospect of imminent sexual intercourse. His voice is deep but its range somewhat restricted; the Barry White sound, which has sold in millions on both sides of the Atlantic, sounds like nothing so much as a fat man croaking in pain on a masseur's couch.

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