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Photograph Smile

If anyone other than a Lennon released Photograph Smile, it would be hailed as a triumph of elegantly baroque pop. Sure, the Beatles influence is unmistakable (”Way to Your Heart” is basically a rewrite of ”Lucy in the Sky”), but Smile is a heartfelt, expertly crafted collection. With this album, Lennon comes up from the rear in the rock-progeny credibility race, streaks past Adam Cohen and Chynna Phillips, and is fast gaining on Jakob Dylan. A-

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