Richard Thompson At Home Concert!

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by VintageSG, Apr 2, 2020.

Is Richard brilliant?

  1. Yes

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  2. Yes, very much so

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  3. No - I eat soup with my feet

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  4. No - I invented wool

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  5. No - Crayons are tasty

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  6. Of course he is, you puddin' scoffin' Northern Monkey!

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  1. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    It's Richard Thompson up close and personal. Much awesomeness displayed.



    I Misunderstood (1:09)
    If I Could Live My Life Again - (6:30)
    Now Be Thankful (13:34)
    Walking The Long Miles Home (17:58)
    As Soon As You Hear The Bell (22:54)
    O Cinderella (27:47)
    Down Where The Drunkards Roll (31:44)
    Keep Your Distance (36:21)
    The Rattle Within (40:54)
    She Never Could Resist A Winding Road (45:01)
    Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair (50:45)
    I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (55:45)
     
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    Great! Thanks for the post. I've lost count of the times I've been to his shows since Fairport days including a solo acoustic show in my home town which was interrupted by a fire alarm. "I've never played in Blanktown. I don't know why I am now."

    One of the greats.
     
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    One of the best songwriters from the British Isles. I have a lot of his output. Been active for over 5 decades. Quality has been consistent all that time.
     
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    Richard Thompson over the phone is better then most albums released in the last 20 years.
     
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    And one of the best guitar players, acoustic or electric.

    His playing in this song never gets old for me.

     
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    If he peddled total rubbish,I'd still love him for writing Dimming of the Day.

    Good to take a poke at a Northern monkey too! :p
     
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    And letting Bonnie Raitt have a crack at it
     
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    It's Richard's song but BR makes it her song.
     
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    Nope, it's Linda's song...

    The Blind Boys of Alabama do an awesome version of it, also.
     
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    Big RT fan here! I was fortunate enough to have seen him at The Philadelphia Folk Festival back in the mid-nineties.

    I have been digging this song quite a bit lately (8.4 million views on YouTube):

     
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    A good friend turned me on to RT in the late 80's. I had no clue. I bought a few recordings and saw him live solo around 2004. He is an incredible writer, player and performer.

    I grew to love that genre of music with Fairport, Fotheringay, Strawbs etc.
     
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    Richard Thompson solo with an acoustic is awesome.
     
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    Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s when I lived in North Texas, saw RT four times, always solo acoustic - his label wouldn’t pay for him to tour with a band except on the coasts where he was better known. Always fabulous shows, but the one that stands out was in early ‘91 at Poor David’s Pub on lower Greenville Ave in Dallas. RT was playing an early and a late show, and the policy at Poor David’s (maybe 150 people capacity?) was if the late show wasn’t sold out, early show attendees could stick around for the late show, which we did. He played several songs none of us had heard yet off the unreleased “Rumor and Sigh”, including “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”. We talked with him between sets, he did a request of my wife’s, and his wife ended up at out table for most of the second set. There wasn’t much overlap setlist-wise between the sets too, so it was like seeing a three-hour performance with a substantial intermission. Very special night.
     
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    I could listen to him all day ... even over a phone. Thanks for posting.
     
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    I saw him, acoustic, a couple of years ago. Literally one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. His voice, the songs, his guitar playing and tone are all amazing. Plus, his storytelling and his manner make you wish you could have him as a dinner guest at your house. If you get the chance, go see him.
     
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    Intro to Bright Lights "Here's a medley of our greatest hit."
     
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    He is one of the greats IMO .
     
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    See the video of his "1000 Years of Popular Music" performance.
     
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    That show was brilliant live when he toured it a few years back.

    I've seen him many times, solo and with various bands - always brilliant.

    His 70th birthday bash at London's Albert Hall last year with a whole evening of stellar guests.
     
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  20. VintageSG

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    Alison's beautiful voice to caress your ears.

     
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