RICHARD THOMPSON Shine On Love (Across A Crowded Room Outtake-1984) 13. RICHARD THOMPSON Season of the Witch (Crossing Jordan Original Soundtrack CD-2003) 14. Register and log in Isohunt and see no captcha anymore! 4000 symbols left Add comment We have tons of cool stuff like this: Little Children. 1985: Across A Crowded Room, Across A Crowded Room Live (bootleg), Faithless (live), and 'When The Spell Is Broken (Live At Park West Club, Chicago, March 28, 1985)'.
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I first saw Richard Thompson in a small bar in Baton Rouge in 1992. My friends Mike and Tommy had caught him in New Orleans a couple of nights before and had been so blown away that they convinced me and two other friends to drive down for the show, which. Find Richard Thompson discography, albums and singles on AllMusic AllMusic New Releases Featured New Releases Editors' Choice. Across a Crowded Room Polydor 1986 Daring Adventures Beat Goes Amnesia () 1990 Invisible Means (). RICHARD THOMPSON CD/CDR/DVD LIST RICHARD THOMPSON, DOOM AND GLOOM, 1967-90, A, 2CR RICHARD THOMPSON, DOOM AND GLOOM 2 - OVER MY DEAD BODY, 1967-90, A, CR RICHARD THOMPSON, RARITIES 1985-1992, A, CR. Rdts-sllF.rar (315,90 MB) - uploaded.net Download links: Related News: Richard Thompson - Still (2015)
Richard Thompson (musician) - Wikipedia. Richard Thompson. Background information. Birth name. Richard John Thompson. Born(1. 94. 9- 0.
April 1. 94. 9 (age 6. Notting Hill Gate, London, England. Genres. English folk, folk rock, electric folk, hard rock, alternative rock.
Occupation(s)Musician, singer- songwriter. Instruments. Vocals, guitar, mandolin, Appalachian dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, accordion, harmonium, keyboards.
Years active. 19. Factory. Associated acts. Fairport Convention. The Bunch. Linda Thompson.
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Richard John Thompson. OBE (born 3 April 1. English singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He continues to write and record new material regularly and frequently performs live at venues throughout the world. Thompson was awarded the Orville H. Gibson Award for best acoustic guitar player in 1. His father, a Scot, was by profession a Scotland Yard detective, and an amateur guitar player; several other family members had played music professionally.
While attending William Ellis School in Highgate, he formed his first band . His father had seen Django Reinhardt play in Glasgow in the 1. He was later described by his son as .
In his playing you can hear the evocation of the Scottish piper's drone and the melody of the chanter as well as echoes of Barney Kessell's and James Burton's guitars and Jerry Lee Lewis's piano. Thompson's guitar playing caught the ear of American producer Joe Boyd.
Largely on the strength of Thompson's playing Boyd took them under his wing and signed them to his Witchseason production and management company. Boyd said: And there was this group of very nice Muswell Hill grammar school boys and a girl playing American music. Leonard Cohen songs, and Richard Fari. And then came the guitar solo, and Richard just played the most amazing solo. He played a solo which quotes from Django, from Charlie Christian, you know, an incredibly sophisticated little solo.
And that really amazed me, the breadth of his sophistication.. This seems to have been out of necessity as Fairport Convention was essentially a cover band at first. I remember saying to Ashley . I remember being angry and saying to Ashley this isn't good enough, we've got to get some original material.. As Fairport's lineup and their sound evolved, Thompson continued to grow in stature as a player and as a songwriter with compositions like .
He also wrote songs jointly with the band's fiddle player, Dave Swarbrick, songs such as . Drummer Martin Lamble, aged 1. Thompson's girlfriend Jeannie Franklyn were killed.
His decision seems to have been instinctive, rather than a calculated career move: I left Fairport as a gut reaction and didn't really know what I was doing, except writing. I was writing stuff and it seemed interesting and I thought it would be fun to make a record. And at the same time .
With time Henry has come to be more highly regarded, but at the time the critics' response hurt both Thompson and his career. Richard and Linda Thompson. In October 1. 97.
Thompson, with Linda now effectively his front woman, regrouped for his next album and the next phase of his career. The first Richard and Linda Thompson album, I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight, was recorded in May 1. Largely because of the petrol shortage in Britain and its impact on the availability of vinyl for records, Bright Lights was held back by Island Records for nearly a year before being released in April 1. The album was well received by the critics, though sales were less than stellar. Thompson's lyrics expressed a rather dismal world view, and it has been suggested that the bleak subject matter of his songs helped to keep his recordings off the hit parade. A more likely explanation was given by ex- Island. A& R man Richard Williams in the 2.
BBC TV documentary Solitary Life: Thompson was just not interested in fame and its trappings. The couple moved to a Sufi community in East Anglia. It was not apparent from their records at first, but the Thompsons had embraced an esoteric Sufi strand of Islam in early 1. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight was recorded before this conversion, but released some time afterwards. The songs for the second Richard and Linda album, Hokey Pokey, were similarly written some time ahead of the album's recording and eventual release.
It was Pour Down Like Silver, with its cover photo of a turbaned Richard Thompson gazing out at the world, that tipped the public off to the Thompsons' growing preoccupation with their faith. The trilogy of albums released before and after his sojourn in the commune was heavily influenced by Thompson's beliefs and by Sufi scripture, but in the long run his religious beliefs have not influenced his work in an obvious manner. The outlook expressed in his songs, his musical style, the subjects addressed by his lyrics have not shown any fundamental change. He remains a committed Muslim. He played on an album by Sandy Denny, and had undertaken a short tour and started recording with a group of musicians who were also Sufis. Thompson asked Joe Boyd to produce these sessions, and two days were spent on the initial recordings.
Boyd recalls that the sessions were not a success: . I didn't have much confidence in the musicians that he was working with. The atmosphere was very strange and it just didn't seem to work. Boyd had already invited Richard Thompson to play on Julie Covington's debut album.
With spare studio time and the American session musicians hired to work on the Covington album available, the Thompsons went back into the studio to record under their own name for the first time in three years. The resulting album, First Light, was warmly received by the critics. Neither did its follow up, 1. Sunnyvista. Chrysalis Records did not take up their option to renew the contract, and the Thompsons found themselves without a contract, but not without admirers. Gerry Rafferty had booked the Thompsons as the support act for his 1.
Richard as a session player on his Night Owl album. Rafferty offered to finance the recording of a new Richard and Linda Thompson album which he would then use to secure a contract for the Thompsons. Richard Thompson fell out with Rafferty during this project and was not happy with the finished product.
Nevertheless, Rafferty kept his side of the bargain and presented the album to several record companies . Rafferty did not recover his investment. About a year later Joe Boyd signed the Thompsons to his small Hannibal label and a new album was recorded. Shoot Out the Lights included new recordings of many of the songs recorded in 1.
Linda Thompson was pregnant at the time of the recording, so the album's release was delayed until they could tour behind the album. Breathing problems arising from her pregnancy also meant that Linda could not sing the lead part on some of these songs as she had done on demo tapes and the Rafferty- produced recordings. As an interim measure, Richard Thompson decided to arrange for a low- key tour of the U. S. This tour was set up by Nancy Covey who had been in the UK in 1. Thompson to play at the famous Mc. Cabe's guitar shop in Santa Monica.
During this tour Thompson and Covey grew closer to each other, and in December 1. Richard and Linda Thompson separated. Upon its release in 1. Shoot Out the Lights was lauded by critics and sold quite well . Both the album and their live shows were well received by the American media.
The performances were very strong. Richard Thompson continued recording as a solo artist. His 1. 98. 3 album Hand of Kindness saw him working with Boyd again, but with a revised backing band and a more extroverted and up- tempo song selection.
With his separation from Linda finalised, Richard Thompson began to commute between twin bases in London and Los Angeles and began to tour regularly in the USA. Encouraged by the success of his solo shows in late 1. In 1. 98. 3 and 1. USA and Europe with the Richard Thompson Big Band, which included two saxophone players in addition to the more usual rhythm section, second guitar and accordion.
Set lists included covers of classic rock 'n roll songs and jazz standards such as . He also married Nancy Covey and moved his home and his working base to California.
As part of the settlement that allowed Thompson to leave Boyd's Hannibal label for Polygram, the live album Small Town Romance was released. This comprised recordings made during Thompson's solo shows in the USA in late 1. Across a Crowded Room was his last album to be recorded in England and the last to have Boyd as producer. Thompson put together a new look backing band for the tour to promote this album, and some shows were filmed for a live video release (see Richard Thompson discography).
In 1. 98. 6 he released Daring Adventures, which was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Mitchell Froom. Daring Adventures, with a rich sound, markedly different production and use of American session players, was perceived by some as evidence of Thompson's increasing .
Perhaps more significantly, the album continued the trend, begun with Across A Crowded Room, of Thompson's songs moving away from the seemingly personal material and towards the character sketches and narratives for which he has since become famous. Froom and Poly. Gram had plans to target college and the growing . Sales improved, but not substantially. Polygram declined an option to renew the contract. Thompson's management negotiated a new deal with Capitol Records. In 1. 98. 5 Fairport Convention reformed and recorded the album Gladys' Leap. Thompson did not rejoin Fairport, but he did contribute a song to the project and played guitar on another track on the album.
Thompson's first album for Capitol, Amnesia. Froom was retained as producer, and once again the album was recorded in Los Angeles with many of the same players that Froom had called upon for the Daring Adventures sessions.
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