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Rick Astley: Free (RCA/All formats)

Stuart Maconie, New Musical Express, 2 March 1991

RICK ASTLEY's new album is called Free. What can this mean? Surely, Rick is not implying that he was once merely a performing surf to those pop Svengalis SAW? Whatever, now a liberated spirit, Rick is free to express himself as he sees fit. Namely, as a chocolate-voiced balladeer for the Corfu apartment set. All Rick needs now is a serious tan and a Vanderbilt tux and the transition to Luther Vandross is complete.

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