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Magnum: Sacred Blood ‘Divine’ Lies

Album Review

Heavy stuff from the veteran pomp rockers, showing they haven’t lost their touch.

In all of the 44 years that Tony Clarkin has been Magnum’s guitarist and songwriter, he was never as unhappy as when his band was at its most successful.

Their 1988 album Wings Of Heaven and 1990 follow-up Goodnight L.A. were Top 10 hits in the UK, but what Clarkin remembers from that time was the pressure to succeed, to conform to stereotypes, to become something that they were not; to sell out.


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