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Pointer Sisters: Dominion, London

Richard Williams, The Times, 26 November 1981

AS DELIVERED by the Pointer Sisters, 'Slow Hand' is not merely a memorable recent hit single but perhaps the best women's song written by men (in this case, Michael Clark and John Bettis) since Alice Cooper's 'Only Women Bleed'. Sexy, refined, subtly feminist and thoroughly sensible, it also manages to encapsulate the sisters' virtues: a country song performed by a gospel trio, played by Hollywood session musicians and moulded by a master pop producer.

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