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Dave Stewart – The Blackbird Diaries

IT IS difficult to believe that 30 years have elapsed since Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox first teamed up with considerable success as electro-pop duo Eurythmics. The group dominated the UK charts for much of the 1980s.

These days an older and no doubt wiser Dave Stewart is following an esoteric solo path and the Blackbird Diaries heralds a triumphant return to form. Those pop hooks may be missing but nevertheless this low-key offering is packed full of gems, from opener So Long Ago through to elegant closer Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (not the Kylie song!), where Stewart’s croon sounds uncannily like a latter day Dylan. Excellent.

Rating: 8/10