Tony Norman, New Musical Express, 6 May 1972
THE MUSIC MAN sits there sipping tea and talking music. Although he has always been a bit of a loner, he is certainly not an introvert. A little shy perhaps, and wary but also frank and sometimes amusing. You feel he might be more comfortable getting his points across to you if he were seated behind a piano. After all, that's all Gilbert O'Sullivan does in his songs, you know. Talks to you.
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