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The Idle Race: The Birthday Party (Deluxe Edition)

Dave Thompson, Goldmine, 5 March 2020

NO MATTER HOW many copybooks Jeff Lynne may have blotted with the bloated conceit of the Electric Light Orchestra, there's no denying that the lad had promise when he first emerged, helming the Idle Race through the first flush of psych, and gifting the world with one of the genre's most visceral epics, 'The Skeleton and the Roundabout'.

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