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Dexy's Midnight Runners: Let's Make This Precious – The Very Best Of

Daryl Easlea, Record Collector, October 2003

KEVIN ROWLAND'S vision remains one of the most unique and soul-bearing of any pop star, ever. Building on the templates of the extended raps of James Brown and Van Morrison, he was contesting that the Irish were "the blacks of Europe" long before The Commitments.

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