Jon Young, Trouser Press, January 1981
SONNY AND CHER. Ike and Tina. Steve and Eydie. The roll call of illustrious show business couples could go on and on. Now you can add to that glittering list Nick Lowe and Carlene Carter — musicians from different worlds who've forged a successful working relationship as well as a personal one. If "Nick and Carlene" doesn't have the same ring as "George and Tammy," never mind; theirs is a unique situation. Both Carter and Lowe are creative popsters with plenty to offer on their own, which is why their collaboration on Carter's third LP, Musical Shapes, is such delightful entertainment.
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