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Thread #11671   Message #222868
Posted By: GeorgeH
04-May-00 - 10:24 AM
Thread Name: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
Best Richard Thompson CD . .

"Pour Down Like Silver" (but then again I'm strongly of the opinion his best performances were as "Richard and Linda Thompson" (featuring Nic Jones on fiddle in places).

Second best . . "Hard Cash" - which he actually produced and only sings a couple of track on, but is still a recording which everyone should own.

Also - sad to see the "Linda Thompson's lost voice" myth re-surfacing . . this has always been greatly exagerated, as far as I can tell. (We have the video of The Mysteries at the National Theatre, where she plays a significant acting role and sings - promenade performances recorded with a live audience at a time when the myth has her supposedly incapable of doing anything . . .)

Also - Linda fans should look out the interview Maggie Holland did with her in Folk Roots. Good "ex-husband" interest there!

G.