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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: robomatic
Date: 06 Jan 05 - 10:54 PM

I saw him perform in Boston eight or so years ago. Effin' Brilliant.
Feel So Good. God Loves A Drunk. Psycho Street. Jimmy Shands. Behind Gray Walls. Mad, Aggressive, Passionate Downers. Bone Through Her Nose. Oops I Did It Again.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 06 Jan 05 - 10:40 PM

Did he write any bad songs ??


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: akenaton
Date: 06 Jan 05 - 07:45 PM

I agree that the blend of Linda and Richard gives that extra magic to these beautiful songs.

My fav? maybe "Just the motion"


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: ranger1
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 07:49 PM

I first heard 1952 Vincent Black Lightning done very badly by a local band. Then I got to hear the real thing. Hated it when I first heard it, loved the original. Saw him live once, blew me away.


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Subject: ADD: We Sing Hallelujah (Richard Thompson)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 04:30 AM

I got these lyrics from http://www.richardthompson-music.com/song_o_matic.asp?id=49. I heard it a number of times over the last week at San Francisco's Camp Harmony. It has a beautiful sound, but the lyrics are kind of a downer. I heard one person at Camp Harmony sing his own lyrics for this song - a far more uplifting version.
I don't think this song is related to And I'll Sing Alleluia - or is it?

-Joe Offer-



We Sing Hallelujah
Written by Richard Thompson
Appears on I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974)
Live! (More or Less)   (1976)

A man, he's like a rusty wheel
On a rusty cart
He sings his song as he rattles along
And then he falls apart

And we'll sing hallelujah
At the turning of the year
And we work all day in the old fashioned way
'Till the shining star appears

A man, he's like a briar
He covers himself with thorns
He laughs like a clown when his fortune's down
And his clothes are ragged and torn

And we'll sing hallelujah
At the turning of the year
And we work all day in the old fashioned way
'Till the shining star appears

A man, he's like a three string fiddle
Hanging upon the wall
He plays when somebody scrapes on the bow
Or he can't play at all

And we'll sing hallelujah
At the turning of the year
And we work all day in the old fashioned way
'Till the shining star appears

A man, he's like his father
Wishes he was never born
He longs for the time when the clock will chime
And he's dead for evermore

And we'll sing hallelujah
At the turning of the year
And we work all day in the old fashioned way
'Till the shining star appears

And we'll sing hallelujah
At the turning of the year
And we work all day in the old fashioned way
'Till the shining star appears


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 05:57 AM

Fast-Food,is,good.
I,just,listened,to,Beeswing,it,sounds,very,familiar.Was,it,the,theme,to,a TV,programme?,or,is,the,tune,traditional,or,used,for,another,song?


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 06:51 AM

Just been looking back at some of these threads. Someone said they bought 'Rumour and Sigh', listened to it once and gave it away. I nearly did the same but none of my mates wanted it. Apart from 'Keep Your Distance', which is a great if rather sad song (the message seeming to be that former lovers can never be friends)I think it's a terrible record and in fact it's the last Richard Thompson album I ever bought and that was 12 years ago. Vincent, Schmincent.

Re: Linda's voice problems. The recording of 'The Mysteries' at the National Theatre was made after the Cottesloe Theatre closed in 1985 (it subsequently re-opened). I think the voice thing only got bad later on, though I could be wrong. They revived the production in late 1999/early 2000 and I went down to see it. Linda was back in it and sang beautifully. I spoke to her as well for a few minutes after the end of the show and she was an absolute sweetheart.

Jack Shepherd, on the other hand, was a complete prat. That's the Drama Centre for you.

It really looks from the trends in this thread that, for most people, this guy's reputation really does rest principally on four of five rather old songs. Most of his other stuff is pretty good but when he's bad he can be truly awful.

Anyway, some nerdy stuff while I'm at it. the 'God's Garden' song mentioned earlier on is on 'Live , Love, Larf and Loaf' (or something), the first Thompson, Kaiser, Frith and French album. It first appeared on the mostly-forgotten (and downright weird if you were there) 1977 tour when they did a mainly Islamic-inspired set, which also included 'First Light' 'Layla', 'The Madness of Love' and 'Rescue Me'. Some of this stuff has also since appeared on 'official' bootlegs.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 May 03 - 12:41 AM

oh lordy. so far as i can tell, the man can do no wrong. tho i must say, i like greg brown's "vincent" (on "the live one") better than richard's, i can't say precisely why. i always felt like richard writes about the same dolorous city tom waits visits in his songs. i like the real bleak ones, like "end of the rainbow"...how gloomy can you get? plus the intro is great, it sneaks up on yeh.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: GUEST,Jon Dudley
Date: 29 May 03 - 12:19 PM

Has to be 1952 VBL although Beeswing runs a very close second.Then again, Waltzing's for Dreamers is magic too. Blast it! the man's just too darned talented.

As a fellow Vincenteer, I disagree with Fionn to whom VBL was a disappointment...trouble is you have to allow the guy a bit of licence when it comes to the nerdy bits about 'bikes. It's gone down extremely well with the Vincent Owners Club both here and in America and quite a few of these greybeards have been turned on to other RT stuff as a result. I have a recording of the BBC interview he gave at the time of the release of Rumour and Sigh...he was very well informed about the Vincent and its mythical status.

Stop now Jon lest ye become nerdy yourself.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: sweetfire
Date: 29 May 03 - 10:27 AM

My fav are -
Down where the drunkards roll
Dimming of the day

but after hearing all the other suggestions i think i need to find about more songs done by this lovely man...


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: GUEST,Cuff
Date: 29 May 03 - 09:56 AM

It has to be Dave Burland singing "How will I ever be simple again"


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
Date: 29 May 03 - 05:20 AM

No-one's yet mentioned 'Keep Your Distance', which is a great example of a good later Thompson song. Heard him do it once on TV with Roger McGuinn on 12-string and harmony vocals. Very nice indeed.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Allan Dennehy
Date: 26 May 03 - 04:12 PM

Good thread about a great man, though I do agree with Chris B that he has his share of weak material as well. I didnt count but it seems to me like Vincent is leading closely followed by Beeswing and Dimming of the day. I'll vote for Galway to G. I've neved heard Beeswing, I'm mad curious now.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
Date: 26 May 03 - 10:09 AM

...on the other hand I saw him at Chorley last year and he was very good indeed. I wasn't that impressed by the Madonna song, though. Bit Jake Thackeray for me.

He just seems to have such a problem with women.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 May 03 - 08:19 AM

Meet On The LEdge... oh yes.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: InOBU
Date: 26 May 03 - 07:50 AM

Beeswing, sigh, Larry


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
Date: 26 May 03 - 07:46 AM

You know, for years I thought Richard Thompson was a genius. Now I'm not so sure about that, though I still think he's pretty good. I can't help noticing that most of the songs people have mentioned here were writen or recorded in the 60s and 70s. No bad thing in itself, but am I the only one who think his songwriting became very inconsistent after his split with Linda in 1982?

We had a long posting about 'Devonside' earlier on, to which my first reaction was the author needs to get out more. Gorgeous track, to be sure, lovely arrangement and the key change into the fiddle solo at the end is the high point of the whole album. But the words? The whole 'mother, whore and wife' thing? Very adolescent and rather mysogynistic, in my view.

He really has also written some truly terrible songs. 'You Can't Win', 'You Don't Say', 'Love in A Faithless Country', 'Psycho Street' (a real stinker, that one, 'Deam Man's Handle', 'Cash Down Never Never', 'Al Bowlly's In Heaven' (jazz for people who don't like jazz), 'Backlash Love Affair', 'God Loves A Drunk', 'Mother Knows Best' - that wiil do for now.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: GUEST,Moi
Date: 24 May 03 - 12:58 PM

Vincent Black Lightning
Down Where The Drunkards Roll
Bright Lights
Valerio
and Wall Of Death.

I haven't laughed so much for ages since I heard his Madonna song at Cropredy festival last year...


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: GUEST,Midchuck down in the office - home 'puter bu
Date: 24 May 03 - 09:00 AM

About halfway back up there I gave Galway to Graceland and How Will I Ever Be Simple Again as my favorites.

That was before I heard Del McCoury's recording of '52 Vincent Black Lightning.

Those other two are now tied for second.

Fickle bastard, huh?

Peter


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: mousethief
Date: 24 May 03 - 03:15 AM

I'm afraid Beeswing is the only RT song I've heard (post Fairport) but it's simply lovely.

Alex


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: michaelr
Date: 24 May 03 - 02:00 AM

That's brilliant, John -- it certainly is!

That song rotates in and out of my repertoire about every four years.

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 24 May 03 - 01:13 AM

Time to ring some changes.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 12:44 PM

Shambles, the only verse of Devonside I find particularly cryptic is the first.

By Devon Side she was a-marching
It was a gang of no great size
And surrender was the banner that she carried
And hungry was the shiver in her eyes

I have a scene pictured in mind of a labor (labour) march in the early 1900s. The "banner" may be symbolic of her attitude, i.e. resigned, but I believe RT is actually describing a physical banner here, since he mentions her dropping it in the next verse. That leaves the "gang of no great size", which is puzzling, but perhaps refers to the rest of the marchers.

She met a boy, his health was failing
She dropped the banner and took her prize
And the only food she had was bread and morphine
But he fed on the shiver in her eyes

She gives up her social quest and falls in love with a young man. For some reason, I think he has consumption. Bread for his hunger, morphine for his pain, the shiver in her eyes for his soul.

By Devon Side, his love was drifting
He looked for comfort otherwise
And there never was a rope or chain about him
She held him with the shiver in her eyes

After some time, he begins to stray. They are not married, but something in her eyes holds him to her.

She said My John, I'll be your pillow
I'll be your lover, mother, Whore and wife
And he knew that he had loved and never seen her
When the light fell from the shiver in her eyes

She speaks to him from her soul, and he realizes no one can give him more. "He knew that he had loved and never seen her" ... he now sees past the initial excitement, and sees her beauty as it is.

Anyway, that's what I take from it.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 12:02 PM

And we sing Alleluia, at the turning of the year
...

Did anybody else hear on NPR (National Public Radio for you BBCers) that Richard and Linda's kid has his own first album now? Anybody heard it?


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Subject: Lyr Add: DEVONSIDE (Richard Thompson)
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 08:41 PM

Devonside

By Devon Side she was a-marching
It was a gang of no great size
And surrender was the banner that she carried
And hungry was the shiver in her eyes

She met a boy,his health was failing
She dropped the banner and took her prize
And the only food she had was bread and morphine
But he fed on the shiver in her eyes

By Devon Side,his love was drifting
He looked for comfort otherwise
And there never was a rope or chain about him
She held him with the shiver in her eyes

She said My John,I'll be your pillow
I'll be your lover,mother,Whore and wife
And he knew that he had loved and never seen her
When the light fell from the shiver in her eyes


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 04:59 PM

As a Richard Thompson fan and a Vincenteer, I've got to say Vincent Black Lightning was big disappointment. Meet on the Ledge for my funeral please. That'll make the bastards cry.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: GUEST,guest delia
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 01:48 PM

if the lyrics of Richard Thompson move you, listen to Garnet Rogers. He's cut from the same cloth.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 08 Oct 00 - 09:42 PM

How long have you got, Shambles? :0)

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: mousethief
Date: 06 Oct 00 - 04:39 PM

Beeswing

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: The Shambles
Date: 06 Oct 00 - 01:19 PM

Any more ideas on what Devonside, is all about?


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 05 May 00 - 10:37 AM

Background information on some of the songs -including Beeswing and King of Bohemia may be found at the  Richard Thompson Tab Archive.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: The Shambles
Date: 05 May 00 - 07:35 AM

I suppose you could say that the very best writers, don't use clichés, they create them.

Having said that I feel that they do have a place in song and can be used to great effect. If only sometimes, only as a point of reference, as a hook, chorus or title. To do it well though, you have to be aware first of course, that they are clichés.

His strength for me is for that combination of words and music that make all the great songs. You hear a line where that combination is so right, the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. It is as if that line has always been there. Original and timeless, and at the same time.

I think 'Waltzing For Dreamers' is a good example of this, instant familiarity.

'King Of Bohemia' also. Incidentally, I have read somewhere that this song should have been called 'Jack Straw's Castle', but the former Hampstead pub, was preferred, in the end. Could be complete rubbish though?

At the moment it looks like '1952, Vincent Black Lightning' has the 'speed' and is just ahead of 'Beeswing, which is now 'flying', ahead of a significantly large field of over thirty songs!!

Ah!… "Red hair and black leather, my favourite colour scheme".


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Ana
Date: 05 May 00 - 07:11 AM

"'You open your throat and nothing happens' The medical term is hysterical dysphonia, which is the phenomenon that silenced Linda Thompson in 1988...There's not much you can do about it,' she says. 'It started 20 odd years ago soon after I married Richard, when I was pregnant for the first time...I guess what ever was bothering me went straight to my throat. So after years of trying I just gave up' " - notes from "Dreams fly Away" - a History of Linda Thompson. I don't know if things were exaggerated or not, but I can only imagine how distressing and sad that experience must have been. Great to hear that she is recording again. Ana


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Mbo
Date: 04 May 00 - 06:35 PM

HEY! Did anyone ever mention "Pharoah"? What a kickin' song that is!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Noreen
Date: 04 May 00 - 05:49 PM

'King of Bohemia' is beautiful. What appeals to me in particular about RT's lyrics is that he doesn't use cliches, his words seem to be selected individually for their effect.

Looking forward to hearing him live for the first time in June.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: zenduck
Date: 04 May 00 - 12:51 PM

I don't THINK anyone's mentioned:

When the Spell Is Broken Wheely Down New Saint George (which should be the new UK national anthem) Mary and Joseph Old Changing Way

also, not an RT original, but I have a tape of a concert from the early 90s at which he did a psychotic solo version of Ca Plane Pour Moi (no diacriticals available - je suis desolee) that he introduces as "le punk belgique." Alors!


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: GeorgeH
Date: 04 May 00 - 10:24 AM

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.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: GUEST, A.C.
Date: 03 May 00 - 11:38 PM

And no-one has even thought of 'But I misunderstood'

Oh, Richard.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: john c
Date: 03 May 00 - 06:00 PM

Dimming of the Day
Down where the Drunkards Roll
Meet on the Ledge

But these are just the first that spring to mind. The man is a genius - stop!! And probably incapable of writing any real clunkers. And hes responsible for Hai Sai Oji-San - a bit of a rarity but an absolute killer he recorded with French, Frith, Kaiser and Thompson. Once heard, never forgotten, I promise!!


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Subject: Lyr Add: A HEART NEEDS A HOME (Richard Thompson)
From: Noreen
Date: 03 May 00 - 05:48 PM

A HEART NEEDS A HOME
Richard Thompson

I know the way that I feel about you
I'm never going to run away
I'm never going to run away

Never knew the way when I lived without you
I'm never going to run away
I'm never going to run away

I came to you when no one could hear me
I'm sick and weary of being alone
Empty streets and hungry places
The world's no place when you're on your own
A heart needs a home

Some people say that I should forget you
But I'm never going to be a fool
I'm never going to be a fool
Better life they say, if I'd never met you
But I'm never going to be a fool
No I'm never going to be a fool

Tongues talk fire and eyes cry rivers
Indian givers, heart of stone
Paper ships and painted faces
The world's no place when you're on your own
A heart needs a home


Here you are Shambles, in thanks for directing me (indirectly) to this wonderful thread! This is one of my all-time favourites, as is Devonside. The words from Devonside that EJ mentioned, always make me shiver. I've obviosly found some kindred spirits here!!


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 03 May 00 - 11:33 AM

Hi Rana -- I'm not familiar with the Industrial CD, so I can't comment on that. But I think Mock Tudor is a great piece of work. It's insightful, biting stuff, all revolving around societal issues of culture, class, sexuality, and identity. And musically it's outstanding, which should come as no surprise. I highly recommend it.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Rana who SHOULD be working
Date: 03 May 00 - 10:56 AM

Hi Whistle Stop,

I was wondering about Mock Tudor - I was a bit disappointed with the Industrial double - how does Mock Tudor compare.

Rana


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 03 May 00 - 09:22 AM

I'm not going to pick one song, there are so many great ones. Nobody has mentioned his latest CD, "Mock Tudor". It's brilliant, like so much of his work.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: GMT
Date: 03 May 00 - 05:24 AM

I think I'd Have to say:

Meet on the Ledge
Vincent Black Lightning 1952
God Loves a Drunk
Wall of Death

Sorry for four but it's a hard choice.

Gary


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Ana
Date: 03 May 00 - 05:05 AM

OLGA is running some of His songs at present (when last I tried the sites weren't accessible!). Thinking of things Thompson, I hear that Linda has re-found her voice, and features on a CD by John Tam - it's not yet available in my neck of the woods - has any one come across it? Ana


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Magpie
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:52 AM

Of the ones I've heard, it has to be Dimming of the Day. I have a really lovely recording of it by Eric Anderson, Rick Danko and a Norwegian folk singer Kirsten Braathen Berg. It brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it. We actually tried to do it in our band, but it chokes me up every time, so we had to let it go.

Magpie


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Metchosin
Date: 03 May 00 - 03:39 AM

Thanks Stewie, I already got them from the old thread when it was up, seems Richard and I have one thing in common, a collection of Jimmy Shands on Beltona.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Stewie
Date: 03 May 00 - 03:26 AM

Metchosin, 'Jimmy Shands' is on 'Rumour and Sigh'. I posted the lyrics is some RT thread somewhere. I can post them again if you wish.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Callie
Date: 03 May 00 - 03:01 AM

His best ever: Withered and Died.

I bought Rumour and Sigh recently and after one listen gave it away. Don't like the songs OR the production. I much prefer his acoustic sounding songs


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
From: Metchosin
Date: 02 May 00 - 11:19 PM

Thanks Malcolm!


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