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RICHARD THOMPSON

Beeswing : Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice, 1967–75

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Much like the translucent crust of the book’s title, this has formed over a long time & is precisely the sort of sweet & endearing work that you m...

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THROUGH THE AGES 1984-1995

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6CD box set containing legendary folk rock band Pentangle’s reunion albums released between 1984 and 1995.
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The Ruby Cord

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Rather than bathing in the neon-lit future of ‘Blade Runner’ or ‘2001’s bright white light, Dawson’s epic vision for time-yet-to-c...
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  1. Freeze
  2. The Fear Never Leaves You
  3. Singapore Sadie
  4. Trust
  5. The Day That I Give In
  6. The Old Pack Mule
  7. Turnstile Casanova
  8. Lost In A Crowd
  9. Maybe
  10. Life's A Bloody Show
  11. What's Left To Lose
  12. We Roll

RICHARD THOMPSON

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Thompson delivers a nuanced, yet sinewy, album of stomping folk rock, whose musical touchstones dot far & wide without ever wandering beyond the sharply realised footpaths of his songwriting vision.

A deep and diverse 12-track collection that pulls from various styles, genres and eras, but remains unmistakably Richard Thompson. There's the rumbling, Motown- style rhythm that propels "Trust," and the straightforward riff-rock of "Turnstile Casanova." The drone-y "The Old Pack Mule," an "old man's song" that takes musical cues from 1600s-era European music, and "Life's a Bloody Show," an ode to "snake-oil salesmen and hucksters" that floats on a glammy, cabaret-like melody that's "almost like a parody of a Noel Coward song, or something from Berlin in the 1920s," Thompson says. "I liked the idea of having a strong base to work from and reaching out from there," he says. "And I think of my base as being British traditional music, but there's also Scottish music, there's Irish music. There's jazz and country and classical. As far as I'm concerned, once you establish your base you can reach out anywhere. It'll still be you ringing through, wherever you decide to go musically."