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Terry Reid: River

Ken Barnes, Rolling Stone, 21 June 1973

IT'S BEEN three-and-a-half years since Terry Reid released his last album. At the time he looked like an emerging talent, with extraordinary voice, wild and uncontrolled but capable of producing cold chills on songs like 'Stay with Me Baby'. He wrote some solid rockers, and won critical raves. Anyone discovering him on the basis of his finally-released River album would be justified in considering former ravers as consummate cretins. It's dismally self-indulgent and enough to cause the most diehard Reid fan to throw in the towel.

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