Archive for the 'Richard Thompson' Category

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Time has not dulled Richard Thompson. On his new record 13 Rivers, the 69-year-old’s guitar sounds as barbed as ever, ringing with the same rawness that defines past masterpieces like Shoot Out the Lights and Sweet Warrior. What’s more, the new lp, his 19th overall, finds the songwriter addressing the spiritual longing that’s run like a thread […]

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

If there were justice in this world, there would be at least three albums full of Linda Thompson / Sandy Denny duets (under the Crazy Ladies moniker, perhaps?). But no! There are only a few examples of these two incredible singers harmonizing together. On this dusty 35-year-old audience tape you can hear a few of […]

Monday, January 8th, 2018

A welcome addition to the Richard Thompson official live archive, this three-CD/two-DVD set captures the singer-songwriter-guitarist shortly after his split with Linda Thompson, his longtime personal and professional partner. Remarkably, the period is really the first time that Richard — a seasoned veteran by this point — had to step up as a frontman. Judging […]

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Like any artist who has been making records for close to five decades, Richard Thompson has tried out various modes and methods in the studio. He’s worked with a variety of producers, from the legendary Joe Boyd in the 1960s to Mitchell Froom in the 1990s to Buddy Miller on 2013’s invigorating Electric. After all […]

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

“Some songs deserve to fall off the radar,” wrote Richard Thompson curtly in response to a question on his website about a handful of “lost” tunes he and his then-wife Linda Thompson debuted back in 1977. The songs in question: “The Madness of Love,” “King of Love,” “Bird In God’s Garden,” “Rescue Me,” and “The […]