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Various Artists: Behind Closed Doors (Kent)

Mike Atherton, Echoes, 2013

AARON NEVILLE is a remarkable bloke. Muscular and tattooed, he looks like a bodybuilder or a bouncer, until he opens his mouth and sings: the fragile, vulnerable tenor voice that comes out is as startling as it is exquisite, as he shows on 'Grand Tour', a bleak performance which opens this 23-track collection.

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