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"I Write the Songs; He's the Eye Candy": Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan

Stevie Chick, The Guardian, 28 October 2010

IT'S THE CONTRASTS between Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, clearly visible from any seat in the Barbican tonight, that you notice first. Campbell, stage left, is glowing, shaking a tambourine and singing diaphanous harmonies; with her long blonde hair and white country blouse, she's just a few rhinestones from passing for Nashville royalty. Lanegan, stage right, leans into the microphone and growls soulfully; despite the spotlights trained on him, he's still somehow shrouded in shadowy menace.

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