Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Broken but Unbowed; POP

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Broken but Unbowed; POP

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Byline: DAVID SMYTH

Annie Lennox

Sadler's Wells

ANYONE who had read about Bare, Annie Lennox's first album of her own material since 1992, out today, probably brought a box of tissues with them to see her first solo show in London.

Three years ago she split from her husband of 12 years, filmmaker Uri Fruchtmann, and as the title and scary album sleeve imply, in the new songs she exposes the emotions she felt in unflinching detail. It's an album about loneliness, heartbreak, depression and, here and there, finding the glimmer of hope in pain. Fans had good reason to expect to sniffle their way through the performance.

Instead they were up on their feet and dancing within minutes, witnessing a joyous, impassioned performance that didn't skimp on the more raucous elements of her extensive back catalogue.

Strutting on stage, clapping along to Money Can't Buy It, she looked as if she didn't want to be recognised in glasses, a beret and a heavy leather jacket hanging from her stick-thin frame. …

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