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RT: The Life and Music of Richard Thompson

RT: The Life and Music of Richard Thompson (Free Reed FRQCD 50)

RT: The Life and Music of Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson

Free Reed FRQCD 50 (5 CD, UK, 2006)

Produced and edited by Neil Wayne
Booklet researched and written by Nigel Schofield

This is a comprehensive 5 CD overview over Richard Thompson's career of 40+ years.

Tracks

CD 1 - Walking the Long Miles Home: Muswell Hill to LA (FRCD 56)

  1. Richard Thompson: Now That I Am Dead (3.05)
    1991 studio recording; song first released on French Frith Kaiser Thompson: Invisible Means (1990)
  2.  — : Genesis Hall (4.30)
    2004 live recording; song first released on Fairport Convention: Unhalfbricking (1969)
  3. Richard Thompson: Josef Locke (2.48)
    2005 studio recording
  4.  — : Willie o' Winsbury (Roud 64; Child 100; G/D 5:999; Henry H221) (4.59)
    live at Iron Horse, Northampton, Massachussetts, 18 June 1993
  5.  — : Don't Sit on My Jimmy Shands (3.28)
    1994 recording; song first released on Rumor and Sigh (1991)
  6.  — : Nobody's Wedding (2.16)
    live at Iron Horse, Northampton, Massachussetts, 4 October 1990; song first released on Henry the Human Fly (1972)
  7.  — : Madonna's Wedding (2.37)
    live at Wrexham Central, 2002
  8. Richard Thompson & Danny Thompson: Walking the Long Miles Home (4.06)
    edited version, 2001; song first released on Mock Tudor (1999)
  9. Richard Thompson: Withered and Died (3.20)
    live in Baltimore, 2002; song first released on I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974)
  10.  — : Beat the Retreat (5.01)
    live at The Turning Point, Piedmont, New York, 5 March 1991; song first released on Pour Down Like Silver (1975)
  11. Richard & Linda Thompson: The Great Valerio (4.49)
    live 1972; song first released on I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974)
  12.  — : Walking on a Wire (5.27)
    live in Baltimore, May 1982; song first released on Shoot Out the Lights (1982)
  13.  — : Never Again (3.56)
    undated recording from the RT archive; song first released on Hokey Pokey (1982)
  14. Richard Thompson: The End of the Rainbow (3.47)
    live at Croydon, 1985; song first released on I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974)
  15.  — : King of Bohemia (4.05)
    live at Vlissingen, 1992; song first released on Mirror Blue (1994)
  16.  — : Killerman Gold Posse (1.45)
    1998 studio recording; song first released on French Frith Kaiser Thompson: Live, Love, Larf & Loaf (1987)
  17. Richard Thompson & Danny Thompson: Lotteryland (2.58)
    Andy Kershaw Show, 1997; song first released on Industry (1997)
  18. Richard & Linda Thompson: Now Be Thankful (3.46)
    from Two Letter Words: Live 1994; original version 1970 single
  19. Richard Thompson Big Band: Shoot Out the Lights (5.52)
    live in Mendicino, 4 November 1995; song first released on Shoot Out the Lights (1982)
  20. Richard Thompson: Outside of the Inside (4.25)
    2003 studio recording; song first released on The Old Kir Bag (2003)

CD 2 - Finding Better Words: The Essential Richard Thompson (FRCD 57)

  1. Richard Thompson Band: I Feel So Good (3.15)
    live at the Fox Warfield Theatre, San Franzisco, 1991; song first released on Rumor and Sigh (1991)
  2. Richard Thompson: Push and Shove (3.12)
    1998 studio recording
  3. Richard & Linda Thompson: Time to Ring Some Changes (3.29)
    live at Manchester Free Trade Hall, 1981; song first released on Hard Cash (1998)
  4. Richard Thompson: Cooksferry Queen (3.24)
    live in Germany, 2001; song first released on Mock Tudor (1999)
  5. Richard Thompson with Shawn Colvin: Waltzing's for Dreamers (3.48)
    live at Calgary Folk Festival, Calgary, USA, 1991; song first released on Amnesia (1988)
  6. Richard & Linda Thompson: I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (3.18)
    live in Rotterdamm, Holland, 1979; song first released on I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974)
  7. Richard Thompson & Danny Thompson: I Misunderstood (3.49)
    live in Vlissingen, Holland, 1992; song first released on Rumor and Sigh (1991)
  8. Richard Thompson: Meet on the Ledge (3.24)
    live in Collingswood, New Jersey, 2003; song first released on Fairport Convention: What We Did on Our Holidays (1969)
  9. Richard Thompson: Down Where the Drunkards Roll (4.18)
    live in Stockholm, Sweden, 2000; song first released on I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974)
  10.  — : Gethsemane (5.50)
    2003 studio recording; song first released on The Old Kit Bag (2003)
  11.  — : Tear-Stained Letter (3.17)
    live in Wrexham, Wales, 2002; song first released on Hand of Kindness (1983)
  12. Richard Thompson Band: Wall of Death (3.20)
    live in Ottawa, Canada, 1985; song first released on Shoot Out the Lights (1982)
  13. Richard Thompson: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (4.52)
    live in Norway, 1992; song first released on Rumor and Sigh (1991)
  14. Richard Thompson with Fairport Convention: From Galway to Graceland (4.57)
    live at Cropredy Festival 1996; song first released on Watching the Dark (1993)
  15. Richard Thompson: Crazy Man Michael (4.48)
    2005 studio recording; song first released on Fairport Convention: Liege and Lief (1969)
  16. Richard & Linda Thompson: Dimming of the Day (3.41)
    1981 archive recording; song first released on Pour Down Like Silver (1975)
  17. Richard Thompson: Beeswing (5.34)
    2003 archive recording; song first released on Mirror Blue (1994)

CD 3 - Shine in the Dark: Epic Live Workouts (FRCD 58)

  1. Richard Thompson: Valerie (5.04)
    live in Columbia, USA, 1991; song first released on Daring Adventures (1986)
  2.  — : Don't Let a Thief Steal Into Your Heart (6.30)
    live at Chapel Hill North Carolina, 1994; song first released on First Light (1978)
  3.  — : Ghosts in the Wind (6.00)
    live at The Towne Crier, Pawling, New York, 1985; song first released on Across a Crowded Room (1985)
  4. Richard Thompson Band: Crash the Party (7.28)
    live at the Fox Warfield Theatre, San Franzisco, 1991; song first released on Watching the Dark (1993)
  5. Richard & Linda Thompson: For Shame of Doing Wrong (7.22)
    1979 archive recording; song first released on Pour Down Like Silver (1975)
  6. Richard Thompson Band: Calvary Cross (9.36)
    live in Chicago, Illinois, 17 November 1986; song first released on I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974)
  7.  — : Sloth (12.08)
    live at Tut's, Chicago, Illinois, 28 May 1982; song first released on Fairport Convention: Full House (1970)
  8. Richard Thompson with Fairport Convention: Night Comes In (3.24)
    live at Cropredy Festival 1991; song first released on Pour Down Like Silver (1975)
  9. Richard Thompson Band: Drowned Dog, Black Night (6.52)
    live at Cambridge Festival 1997; song first released on French Frith Kaiser Thompson: Live, Love, Larf & Loaf (1987)
  10. Richard Thompson Band: Put It There, Pal (6.00)
    1996 live recording; song first released on You? Me? Us? (1996)
  11. Richard Thompson / John Kirkpatrick & Band: Morris Medley / Flying Saucers (5.20)
    live at Boston, Massachussetts, 1986

CD 4 - The Songs Pour Down Live Silver: The Covers & Sessions (FRCD 59)

  1. Richard Thompson: Substitute [Pete Townshend] (3.30)
    live at Bradford Wool Exchange, UK, 1992
  2.  — : Tempted [Chris Difford, Glen Tilbrook] (4.40)
    1996; song first released on 1000 Years of Popular Music (2003)
  3.  — : (The Story of) Hamlet [Frank Loesser] (4.35)
    live in Stockholm, Sweden, 2000
  4.  — : Oops! I Did It Again [Karl Sandberg, Rami Yacoub] (3.09)
    live in Bremen, Germany, 2002; song first released on 1000 Years of Popular Music (2003)
  5.  — : Ça Plane Pour Moi [Plastic Bertrand] (2.50)
    live in Germany, 2003
  6.  — : Why Don't Women Like Me? [Jack Coltrell, Brian Laurence Bennett, George Formby] (2.48)
    1982 archive recording
  7. Richard Thompson with Raymond Kane: Time Has Told Me [Nick Drake] (4.47)
    1981 archive recording
  8. Richard Thompson: Shenandoah (Roud 324) (3.32)
    live at Joe's Pub, New York City, 2001; song first released on 1000 Years of Popular Music (2003)
  9. Richard Thompson Big Band: Danny Boy (Roud 23565) (3.32)
    live at Bottom Line, New York City, 1982
  10. Richard Thompson with Fairport Convention: Move It [Ian Samwell] (3.22)
    live in London, 1984
  11. Richard Thompson: Willie and the Hand Jive [Johnny Otis] / Not Fade Away [Charles Hardin (Buddy Holly) / Norman Petty] (4.40)
    live at The Towne Crier, Pawling, New York, 1985
  12. Richard Thompson Band: Loch Lomond (Roud 25028) (3.28)
    live at Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1983; song first released on French Frith Kaiser Thompson: Invisible Means (1990)
  13. Richard Thompson: Job of Journeywork set dance (1.32)
    1992; from Ferrington Guitars
  14. Richard & Linda Thompson: Napoleon's Dream (Roud 1538) (2.00)
    live in Leeds, 1973
  15. Richard Thompson: Sally Rackett (Roud 395) (1.02)
    live in Ames, Iowa, 1987
  16. Norma Waterson: God Loves a Drunk (4.41)
    from Norma Waterson: Norma Waterson (1996)
  17. Dave Burland: The Angels Took My Racehorse Away (3.30)
    from Dave Burland: His Master's Choice (1992); song first released on Henry the Human Fly (1972)
  18. Judith Owen / Richard Thompson: Poseidon (4.00)
    from Judith Owen: Twelve Arrows (2003)
  19. Richard Thompson: Wall of Death (4.18)
    live at Glastonbury Festival, UK, 2002; song first released on Shoot Out the Lights (1982)
  20.  — : You'll Never Walk Alone [Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein] (2.26)
    live in Columbia, USA, 1991
  21.  — : I Ain't Marching Anymore [Phil Ochs] (2.50)
    live in Colne, UK, 2001
  22.  — : The Who Medley: My Generation / Can't Explain / Substitute [Pete Townshend] (6.40)
    live at Iron Horse, Northampton, Massachussetts, 1990

CD 5 - Something Here Worth More Than Gold - Real Rarities (FRCD 60)

  1. Richard Thompson: Albion Sunrise (2.33)
    1971 home demo; song first released on Albion Country Band: Battle of the Field (1976)
  2. Richard & Linda Thompson: How Many Times Do You Have to Fall (3.36)
    1980 Woodworm demo; song first released on the CD Small Town Romance (1986)
  3. Richard Thompson: Bad News Is All the Wind Can Carry (3.01)
    1971 home demo; from Doom and Gloom II (Over My Dead Body) (1986)
  4.  — : Mrs Rita (2.47)
    live on WNYC Radio Brooklyn, 1990; song first released on Hard Cash (1990)
  5. Richard & Linda Thompson: Shady Lies (2.31)
    Albion Country Band, 1972
  6. Richard Thompson: Lucky in Life, Unlucky in Love (3.20)
    live at Folk City, New York, 1982
  7. The Albion Country Band: Dragging the River (2.06)
    live at Memphis Leeds, 1972
  8. Richard Thompson & Danny Thompson: Alexander Graham Bell (2.47)
    2005 live recording
  9. Richard Thompson: Someone Else's Fancy (3.19)
    1971 home demo
  10. Richard & Linda Thompson: Modern Woman (3.04)
    live in Baltimore, 1981
  11. Richard Thompson Band & Linda Thompson: Woman or a Man (3.51)
    Sunnyvista demo
  12. Richard Thompson & Danny Thompson: My Daddy Is a Mummy (2.38)
    live in Boulder, Colorado, 2001
  13. Richard Thompson: You Got What You Wanted (3.21)
    working demo, 1971
  14.  — : In Over Your Head (2.08)
    working demo, 1984
  15.  — : Dear Janet Jackson (4.04)
    live at Birdy's, Indianapolis, 19 February 2004