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Bette Midler: Bette Midler (Atlantic)

Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 19 January 1974

THE STATEMENT of Bette Midler's stardom has been pushed so far down our throats now that it's become a truism, yet Bette Midler, her second album, ought to make her original admirers question their earlier superlatives, for while it shows her personality is larger than life it often cuts down appreciation of her music.

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