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The Beautiful South

Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, March 1999

BLASTING INTO Munich airport for 24 hours on the road with the Beautiful South, the band’s publicist offers some sage advice: "Just don’t try to keep up with them."

What, the comfy-armchair kings of quality-knitwear pop? The band who mix Marx and Engels with Marks and Spencer? Ha! NME secretly vows to drink Paul Heaton’s crew under the table – and then drink the table itself. Consider this a challenge, Heato.

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