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Dion: Sanctuary [Reprise, 1971]
Armed with an acoustic guitar and a wire-rimmed smile, Dion has been projecting the aura of the quintessential Bronx rocker ever since reviving his career in clubs three years ago. On this LP he applies his sweet, sliding, blues-based style to both quintessential Bronx rockers and acoustic-guitar specialties, though his good-humored stage patter seems coyer every time it repeats. Still wish he (or Warners) would put "Your Own Back Yard," his song about him and heroin, on an album. And forget "Abraham, Martin, and John." B-