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Imagination: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Richard Williams, Times, The, 13 December 1983

THE FIRST surprise was the discovery that, although the members of Imagination may have black skins, they are not what is crudely known in the trade as a "black act"; their audience was solidly pink and white, with an average age of about 17 and a preponderance of shrill girls whose attention, it became apparent, was fixed as firmly on the cut of Leee John's satin shorts as on the easy sensuality of the songs — such as 'Body Talk', 'Just an Illusion' and 'In the Heat of the Night' — that have kept the trio in the pop charts of Britain and Europe for the past couple of years.

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