RICHARD THOMPSON - The Life and Music of Richard Thompson [Box set] (2006)
For Richard Thompson fanatics (and those who admire the brilliant songwriter and virtuoso guitarist tend to be quite ardent about him), this five-disc set of obscurities, outtakes, live performances, and previously unreleased material is the holy grail. Earlier releases from Free Reed found the label mining the riches of British folk-rock from the likes of Fairport Convention (which featured Thompson in its most popular incarnation), but here they've hit the mother lode. This isn't the place for a newcomer to start with Thompson, as other "best-of" anthologies and career-spanning compilations might provide a better introduction. Instead, this is a treasure trove that will offer discovery for even the most devoted fan. Each disc has a theme, epic ballads, discarded songs, the essential canon, with the disc of cover versions particularly fascinating. From performance tapes, Thompson makes everything from the Who's "Substitute" and Squeeze's "Tempted" to the traditional "Danny Boy" and "Shenandoah" sound like his own. The expansive selection illuminates Thompson as an artist of great range and subtlety, humor and heart, from the intimacy of his solo acoustic performances to galvanizing, electrically charged renditions of masterpieces such as "Shoot Out the Lights," "For Shame of Doing Wrong," and "Calvary Cross." An accompanying 168-page book provides biographical context and exhaustive annotation (though somehows seem to tag "Shoot Out the Lights" as solo acoustic when it's plainly full-band electric).
A 5-CD celebration of the life and music of Richard Thompson featuring: classic, rare and previously-unreleased recordings from his entire career. Comprising five themed CDs, over 90 tracks... The set has been compiled with unprecedented access to Richard's own archives and major Thompson collectors worlwide. While it features the classic Richard Thompson songs, as well as recordings never heard before by even the most devoted of fans, the set is made up almost entirely of previously unreleased and extremely hard to find recordings. - amazon.com
DISC 1 - Walking The Long Miles Home - Muswell Hill to L.A:
01. Now That I Am Dead 02. Genesis Hall 03. Josef Locke 04. Willy O' Winsbury 05. Don't Sit On My Jimmy Shands 06. Nobody's Wedding 07. Madonna's Wedding 08. Walking The Long Miles Home 09. Withered And Died 10. Beat The Retreat 11. The Great Valerio 12. Walking On A Wire 13. Never Again 14. The End Of The Rainbow 15. King Of Bohemia 16. Killerman Gold Posse 17. Lotteryland 18. Now Be Thankful 19. Shoot Out The Lights 20. Outside Of The Inside
DISC 2 - Finding Better Words - The Essentioal Richard Thompson:
01. I Feel So Good 02. Push And Shove 03. Time To Ring Some Changes 04. Cooksferry Queen 05. Waltzing's For Dreamers 06. I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight 07. I Misunderstood 08. Meet On The Ledge 09. Down Where The Drunkards Roll 10. Gethsemane 11. Tear-Stained Letter 12. Wall Of Death 13. 1952 Vincent Black Lightning 14. From Galway To Graceland 15. Crazy Man Michael 16. Dimming Of The Day 17. Beeswing
DISC 3 - Shine In The Dark - Epic live workouts:
01. Valerie 02. Don't Let A Thief Steal Into You Heart 03. Ghosts In The Wind 04. Crash The Party 05. For Shame Of Doing Wrong 06. Calvary Cross 07. Sloth 08. Night Comes In 09. Drowned Dog, Black Night 10. Put It There Pal 11. Morris Medley-Flying Saucers
DISC 4 - The Songs Pour Down Like Silver - Covers and Sessions:
01. Substitute 02. Tempted 03. (The Story Of) Hamlet 04. Oops, I Did It Again 05. Ca Plane Pour Moi 06. Why Don't Women Like Me 07. Time Has Told Me 08. Shenandoah 09. Danny Boy 10. Move It 11. Not Fade Away 12. Loch Lomond 13. Job Of Journeywork 14. Napoleon's Dream 15. Sally Rackett 16. God Loves A Drunk 17. The Angels Took My Racehorse Away 18. Poseidon 19. Wall Of Death 20. You'll Never Walk Alone 21. I Ain't Marching Anymore 22. The Who Medley
DISC 5 - Something Here Worth More Than Gold - Real rarities:
01. Albion Sunrise 02. How Many Times 03. Bad News Is All The Wind Can Carry 04. Mrs Rita 05. Shady Lies 06. Lucky In Life, Unlucky In Love 07. Dragging The River 08. Alexander Graham Bell 09. Someone Else's Fancy 10. Modern Woman 11. Woman Or A Man 12. My Daddy Is A Mummy 13. You Got What You Wanted 14. In Over Your Head 15. Dear Janet Jackson
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