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Joanna Newsom: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Robert Sandall, Daily Telegraph, 5 April 2005

STRIDING PURPOSEFULLY past her Celtic harp and adjacent grand piano, Joanna Newsom opened her concert in typically forthright fashion. You either love her vocal mannerism – a kittenish yowl which at first hearing sounds a bit like Kate Bush on helium – or you don't.

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