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David Sylvian: A Victim Of Stars, 1982-2012

Andy Gill, Uncut, March 2012

WHEN DAVID SYLVIAN first became a presence on the pop scene on the cusp of the '80s, it was obvious that, like many of that decade's performers, he was hugely influenced, to the point of being besotted, by Roxy Music. Not only did he and his fellow travellers in the band Japan brandish the outlandish fashions of glam­rock, but Sylvian's voice was clearly modelled on Bryan Ferry's tremulous croon.

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