Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment - Richard Thompson
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04-15-09, 10:25 AM
He has this series of live recordings summarizing some of his tours that he just sells himself, I got the latest yesterday, from his fall 07 band tour, it's definitely good stuff:
I caught the show in Vancouver BC and a lot of the same energy is all across the cd. Glad I got it.
04-15-09, 03:22 PM
Richard Thompson = triple threat: great guitarist, great songwriter, great singer
I saw him live in Portland in the mid 90s, definitely an artist worth seeing. I've been following his career on and off since the early Fairport Convention albums he did with Sandy Denny; good stuff, I liked Fairport Convention better back when they were still a rock band! Iain Matthews is another alum from the early FC lineup who I like.
'What We Did on Our Holidays' (released in the US as 'Fairport Convention') is a great album.
04-15-09, 07:40 PM
He did 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes' at that Vancouver show, which was the 1st time I had seen him in ~10 yrs; caught his shows almost annually the ~10 yrs before that though.
Hardy, you scared me with this post this morning - thank goodness there was no "RIP" in the title:eek:
I love RT. Came for the gtr, stayed for that amazing baritone.
04-16-09, 12:46 PM
I thought about that looking at the other musicians who've 'starred' in threads here...
He's a great entertainer too, along w/ all the other stuff... funny to see video of him from the early 80s (I'm thinking of this one rockpalast show post-Linda), pretty uncomfortable and self-conscious between songs. Found a way to work with it!
05-08-09, 01:37 AM
Official Richard Thompson web site (http://www.theconnextion.com/richardthompson/richardthompson_index.cfm?ArtistID=138)
05-11-09, 12:41 PM
My favorite guitarist ever. I've seen him maybe half a dozen times. He's worth the trip.
"Al Bowlly's In Heaven" might be the saddest song ever written.
06-22-09, 10:09 PM
I saw him once in Milwaukee in the light rain, and he felt right at home. He's one of my favorite musicians, and wrote the best motorcycle song ever (1952 Vincent Black Lightning). Unfortunately, he didn't play it then.
He is hands down the best guitarist I've ever seen. I always thought that his voice was, well maybe strained is the best word-until I saw him live. Not sure what made it click, but he is a great singer too. Got a morbid sense of humor too.
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