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Richard & Linda Thompson: Hard Luck Stories 1972-1982

Richard & Linda Thompson: Hard Luck Stories 1972-1982 (Universal 7768997)

Hard Luck Stories 1972-1982
Richard & Linda Thompson

Universal Music 7768997 (8 CD, UK, 11 September 2020)

Features all 6 studio albums plus non-album singles, B-Sides, demos, rarities and previously unreleased live recordings. 72 page hard cover book featuring 2 brand new essays plus rare and previously unseen photographs.

Tracks

Tracks makred * are previously unreleased

CD 1: Sometime It Happens - The Early Years

  1. * The Bunch: Sweet Little Rock'n'Roller (3.48)
    alternate version
  2. The Bunch: The Loco-Motion (3.02)
  3. The Bunch: My Girl in the Month of May (2.13)
    both from Rock On
  4. The Bunch: When Will I Be Loved? (3.17)
    demo, duet with Sandy Denny
  5. * Richard Thompson: Amazon Queen (3.58)
  6. Richard Thompson: Shaky Nancy (3.28)
  7. Richard Thompson: The Angels Took My Racehorse Away (4.02)
    both from Henry the Human Fly
  8. Brian Patten: Embroidered Butterflies (3.17)
  9. Brian Patten: After Frost (1;57)
    both from Brian Patten: Vanishing Trick
  10. Sometimes It Happens (2.06)
    demo from Linda Thompson: Dreams Fly Away
  11. Restless Boy (4.17)
    demo from Linda Thompson: Give Me a Sad Song
  12. The World Is a Wonderful Place (3.30)
    from Linda Thompson: Give Me a Sad Song
  13. Shady Lies (2.23)
  14. Napoleon's Dream (Roud 1538) (2.02)
    both live at London University College, 25 October 1972

CD 2: I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight - Expanded

  1. When I Get to the Border (3.26)
  2. The Calvary Cross (3.52)
  3. Withered and Died (3.25)
  4. I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight (3.08)
  5. Down Where the Drunkards Roll (4.06)
  6. We Sing Hallelujah (2.51)
  7. Has He Got a Friend for Me? (3.33)
  8. The Little Beggar Girl (3.25)
  9. The End of the Rainbow (3.56)
  10. The Great Valerio (5.23)

Bonus Tracks

  1. * Mother and Son (2.21)
  2. * Down Where the Drunkards Roll (4.04)
    take 1
  3. * The End of the Rainbow (3.57)
    Linda Thompson vocal version
  4. * A Heart Needs a Home (3.58)
    demo version
  5. The Great Valerio (5.16)
    from Live at the Rainbow, 16 March 1975

CD 3: Hokey Pokey - Expanded

  1. Hokey Pokey Song (The Ice Cream Song) (3.22)
  2. I’ll Regret It All in the Morning (3.36)
  3. Smiffy’s Glass Eye (2.53)
  4. Egypt Room (3.52)
  5. Never Again (3.08)
  6. Georgie on a Spree (3.40)
  7. Old Man Inside a Young Man (4.26)
  8. The Sun Never Shines on the Poor (3.41)
  9. A Heart Needs a Home (3.47)
  10. Mole in a Hole (3.26)

Bonus Tracks

  1. * Hokey Pokey (3.13)
    live on Marc Time, 1975
  2. A Heart Needs a Home (4.03)
    alternate 1976 version

CD 4: Pour Down Like Silver - Expanded

  1. Streets of Paradise (4.17)
  2. For Shame of Doing Wrong (4.43)
  3. The Poor Boy Is Taken Away (3.34)
  4. Night Comes In (8.11)
  5. Jet Plane in a Rocking Chair (2.49)
  6. Beat the Retreat (5.52)
  7. Hard Luck Stories (3.51)
  8. Dimming of the Day / Dargai (3.52)

Bonus Tracks

  1. * Wanted Man (5.35)
  2. * Last Chance (3.42)
  3. * Diming of the Day (3.52)
    demo version
  4. Things You Gave Me (2.35)
  5. It’ll Be Me (4.24)
  6. Calvary Cross (13.24)
    all three live at Oxford Polytechnic, 27 November 1975

CD 5: The Madness of Love - Live

  1. * Dargai (3.33)
  2. * Never Agai (3.07)
  3. * Dark End of the Street (4.19)
  4. * Beat the Retreat (6.24)
  5. * The Sun Never Shines on the Poor (3.48)
    all five live at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 25 April 1975; tracks 3-4 remixed
  6. * If I Were a Woman and You Were a Man (2.54)
  7. * The Madness of Love (7.00)
  8. * Night Comes In (Linda vocal) (12.53)
  9. * A Bird in Gods Garden (9.33)
  10. * The King of Love (6.55)
  11. * Layla (8.48)
    all six live at Theatre Royal, London 1 May 1977

CD 6: First Light - Expanded

  1. Restless Highway (3.58)
  2. Sweet Surrender (4.53)
  3. Don’t Let a Thief Steal Into Your Heart (4.43)
  4. The Choice Wife (2.06)
  5. Died For Love (7.01)
  6. Strange Affair (3.08)
  7. Layla (4.22)
  8. Pavanne (5.07)
  9. House of Cards (3.30)
  10. First Light (4.22)

Bonus Tracks

  1. * Strange Affair (4.09)
  2. * Drunk (2.14)
  3. * The Dust of Your Road (2.33)
  4. * Layla (4.38)
  5. * Died for Love (4.47)
  6. First Light (4.03)
    all six demo versions

CD 7: Sunnyvista - Expanded

  1. Civilization (5.01)
  2. Borrowed Time (5.34)
  3. Saturday Rolling Around (3.24)
  4. You’re Going to Need Somebody (3.47)
  5. Why Do You Turn Your Back ? (5.09)
  6. Sunnyvista (4.24)
  7. Lonely Hearts (5.05)
  8. Sisters (4.47)
  9. Justice in the Streets (4.00)
  10. Traces of My Love (4.05)

Bonus Tracks

  1. Georgie on a Spree (3.28)
    7" single versions
  2. * Lucky in Life (2.42)
  3. * Speechless Child (4.17)
  4. * Traces of My Love (4.13)
    all three demo versions
  5. For Shame of Doing Wrong (4.16)
  6. The Wrong Heartbeat (3.09)
    both Gerry Rafferty versions
  7. Back Street Slide (4.27)
    Gerry Rafferty session, 1996 remix

CD 8: Shoot Out the Lights - Expanded

  1. Don’t Renege on our Love (4:17)
  2. Walking on a Wire (5:26)
  3. A Man in Need (3:34)
  4. Just the Motion (6:17)
  5. Shoot Out the Lights (5:22)
  6. Back Street Slide (4:31)
  7. Did She Jump or Was She Pushed? (4:49)
  8. Wall of Death (3:43)

Bonus Tracks

  1. Living in Luxury (2:32)
    7" single versions
  2. The Wrong Heartbeat (3:20)
    Shoot Out the Lights version
  3. I'm a Dreamer (4:09)
  4. Walking on a Wire (5:12)
    both Gerry Rafferty session, 1996 remix
  5. * Pavanne (5:38)
  6. * High School Confidential (4:29)
    both live at 2nd Story, Bloomington, Indiana, 29 May 1982