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Burning Spear: The Venue, London

Vivien Goldman, New Musical Express, 10 January 1981

I CAN REMEMBER literally crying with feeling at only one concert, and that was Burning Spear at the Rainbow in '78. That kind of high is hard to repeat, and indeed, though I haven't specifically avoided seeing the Spear burn in the intervening years, I gave a sigh of relief that I hadn't seen his recent Rainbow show that most (except Chris Salewicz, who reviewed for this paper in ecstasy that time-warped me right back to '78) said was a bit duff.

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