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Guitar / Vocal
Richard Thompson
Guitar / Vocal
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
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a unique odds-and-ends '70s compilation


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All Artists: Richard Thompson
Title: Guitar / Vocal
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hannibal
Release Date: 7/1/1991
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 031257441315, 031257441322, 031257441346, 031257480147


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a unique odds-and-ends '70s compilation

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Joseph S. (hamsterdad) from GRANTS PASS, OR
Reviewed on 10/14/2009...
A solid cd, but not my favorite if his by far.

CD Reviews

Really quite wonderful
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While not very cohesive, this odds-and-ends '70s compilation is a terrific snapshot of Richard Thompson's diverse artistry, and is a better listen than the more recent "Watching the Dark" box set.The towering gems of this album are the live versions of "Calvary Cross" and "Night Comes In," both just staggering in their stark intensity and mind-blowing guitar from RT (live is where he cuts loose).Linda Thompson has her moments here too, especially on the live "Dark End of the Street" and the alternate take of "A Heart Needs a Home," which is much nicer than the version on "Hokey Pokey."The Fairport Convention tracks at the start are real guitar showcases that were a bit of a revelation to this FC skeptic. Richard absolutely rips on all of them, playing some sustain-heavy, bluesy Les Paul leads quite unlike his later shimmery Stratocaster playing. Then there's some nice acoustic pieces that offset the heavier doses of electric playing than we're used to on RT albums. All in all, a really fine set that will convince you there's nothing that RT can't do, and do well."
Thompson's Peak Performance: A Must-Have for Fans
Chris Ward | Costa Rica | 09/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As others below note, the stand-outs here are the two extended live tracks from the early 70s: "Night Comes In" & "Calvary Cross." As one who bought Thompson's first album the week it came out more than 30 years ago, I've followed his brilliant career for more than half my life, and these two live cuts are the best things he's released. I've seen him many times live, and he attains remarkable heights of lyricism in concert, but it's seldom caught and recorded as it is here. These two cuts are simply radiant and transcendent, expressing the Sufi spirituality for which he was living at the time. These two songs are, quite simply, the best of Richard Thompson."