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James: Manchester Apollo

Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, April 1998

IT'S LIKE Last Night Of The Proms without the flags, pomp, and dubious patriotism and with infinitely better music. To my left, the first of many James war veterans departs on a stretcher (eerily, at the exact moment Tim Booth sings "Help comes when you need it most", during 'Waltzing Along' – is this man a God?)

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