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MUSIC / Critic's Choice

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Just how Bad are these Seeds anyway? Very accommodating, actually. Nick himself is a nice guy who never got over his Fall infatuation (despite being called 'a typical work-shy Australian' by Mark E Smith) - just check those nylon shirts. Here he plays songs from the on-form CD Let Love In (Mute).

Shepherd's Bush Empire, West

Michael Chance

Elegant countertenor voice. Christopher Wilson (lute) with gentle programme of Elizabethan and Jacobean lute songs, including Thomas Campion, John Dowland, John Danyel, Thomas Ford. Wigmore Street, West


Umberto Giordano's Tsarist Russian romance in new production directed by Lamberto Puggelli. With starry soloists Mirella Freni and Jose Carreras. Edward Downes conducts. Plus big-screen relay in Covent Garden Piazza.

Bow Street, Covent Garden, Central