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Roy Harper: Sophisticated Beggar (Strike JHL 105)

Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 18 March 1967

THE TROUBLE with real innovators is that they make life very difficult for anyone who tries to emulate them. Bert Jansch and John Renbourn have certainly done so, as can be heard from a hearing of Roy Harper's first LP, Sophisticated Beggar (Strike JHL 105).

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