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Richard Thompson

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Dan R, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Dan R

    Dan R Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Charleston, SC
    I know there are many RT fans here. I saw him in concert solo. RT is not to be missed.

    Here's two gems from "Rumor and Sigh" a favorite of mine.
  2. Deeve

    Deeve Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 7, 2009
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  3. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    Rumor and Sigh is one of my all-time favorites......and Richard Thompson is an "all-time" favorite songwriter, guitarist and performer.....IMHO.
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  4. DeVilleDude

    DeVilleDude Tele-Holic

    Great NPR interview, worth a listen if you're a fan or not. We're fortunate to have quite a few older players still with us whose careers span decades, and their wisdom should be absorbed and cherished before they're gone.
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  5. scrapyardblue

    scrapyardblue Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Feb 6, 2007
    central illinois
    Always wanted to see RT live, would prefer the ''electric" show, but please bring the acoustic.

    Still need to catch Fred Eaglesmith too, another one of my favorite storytellers.
  6. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    I don't like his voice...and I never "got" him...all the accolades and hype.
    Then I saw him solo acoustic...and I got it.
  7. FrontPU

    FrontPU Tele-Holic

    Jul 6, 2008
    I've been his fan for decades since he was playing for FC and w/ Linda.:)
    I love his guitar tone, playing and vocals.
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  8. kookaburra

    kookaburra Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 11, 2012
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    I like him, but have not seen him. Yet.
  9. FrontPU

    FrontPU Tele-Holic

    Jul 6, 2008
    I'm now playing his old CD Amnesia.
    Used to avidly listen to the album in a 120 min cassette tape on Walkman coupled with the CD Talk Is Cheap by Keith Richards. The 2 CDs released in 1988 were my favorite combination for long time.
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  10. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 24, 2009
    His voice takes some getting used to but damn, what a songwriter. And double damn what a guitar player.

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  11. wyclif

    wyclif Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 29, 2011
    Richard Thompson is an incredible guitarist. When he performs 1952 Vincent Black Lightning, it really lights up an audience:

  12. Geoff738

    Geoff738 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 11, 2007
    Big fan here. Since the early 80s. Seen him a bunch of times, solo, duo, band. Always amazing.

    He put out a record in the fall. I didn’t see anybody here mention it, or the tour, with band, in support. I saw a couple vids, but to be honest wasn’t knocked out. Didn’t go to the show either. Anybody here go?

  13. SlappyDuck

    SlappyDuck Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    May 13, 2015
    Richard Thompson is an amazing solo performer.
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  14. EllroyJames

    EllroyJames Friend of Leo's

    Feb 18, 2013
  15. raysachs

    raysachs Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 21, 2017
    Near Philly
    I’ve seen him several times and as much as I like him playing electric with a band, the most hair raising performances I’ve seen were just him with an acoustic guitar and his voice. One of those rare performers who can totally captivate an audience by himself with an acoustic instrument. That said, the last time I saw him like that was close to ten years ago and he’s getting to the age where the energy to rise to that level of intensity might be flagging a bit. Saw him play electric just a few years ago and he was still pretty great.

  16. AAT65

    AAT65 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    It never occurred to me not like his voice, though I guess it is pretty distinctive — but he writes great songs and plays fantastic guitar, both electric and acoustic. The Fairport albums he did and the Richard and Linda T albums are way up there on my favourites lists.
    One of the things that got me looking into his catalogue in the first place was this performance by David Gilmour of one of his songs:
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  17. Norris Vulcan

    Norris Vulcan Tele-Meister

    RT is out-of-the-park good. Seen him many times over the years, and got myself a Lowden for that sound.
    When you hear his electric playing, like the solo in Tear-Stained Letter ^^, I would dare to suggest he's one of the very few who could be compared to Jeff Beck.

    I'll get my coat...
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  18. Grateful Ape

    Grateful Ape Tele-Meister

    Mar 16, 2013
    Been a fan since late 80's. Really loved the Mitchell Froom albums but also the Richard and Linda ones. Prefer him electric, I think. I think 'Mirror Blue' might be my favourite.
  19. Paul-T

    Paul-T TDPRI Member

    Nov 23, 2018
    Absolutely. One of my favourite songs of all time. It's had to avoid crying when I see him play this live. This version is just a little slower and darker.

    I was a new wave kid and when I first heard this song... I thought it was Tom Verlaine on guitar and John Cale on vocals. A dream pairing.
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  20. Grateful Ape

    Grateful Ape Tele-Meister

    Mar 16, 2013
    Not quite my favourite RT album, but certainly the one with the strongest emotional resonance. Yes, a girl was involved....
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