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Happy Mondays: Manchester Arena, Manchester **

Stephen Dalton, The Times, 8 May 2012

LIKE a musical version of a Civil War re-enactment society, the elder statesmen of Manchester's fabled 1980s rock scene are returning to relive their youthful triumphs this year, with reconstructed versions of Happy Mondays, New Order and the Stone Roses all on the live comeback trail.

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