History Music / RichardThompson

26th Aug '16 2:33:47 PM thelivingtoad
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* ''Acoustic Classics'' (2014) (a collection of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin new acoustic re-recordings of Thompson's most popular songs]])
* ''Still'' (2015)
26th Aug '16 2:31:41 PM thelivingtoad
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* WorkingWithTheEx: ''Shoot Out The Lights'', made during the dissolution of his marriage to Linda. The supporting tour had Linda tripping him as he went onstage, and guitarist and fellow FairportConvention alum Simon Nicol, who was a member of their backing band, said that the first thing he would do was look for the exits. These concerts, which were apparently incredible and featured some the best performances in either Richard or Linda's career, are [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes commercially unavailable]] because of the sheer acrimony behind the scenes brings back bad memories for both of them.

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* WorkingWithTheEx: ''Shoot Out The Lights'', made during the dissolution of his marriage to Linda. The supporting tour had Linda tripping him as he went onstage, and guitarist and fellow FairportConvention alum Simon Nicol, who was a member of their backing band, said that the first thing he would do was look for the exits. These concerts, which were apparently incredible and featured some the best performances in either Richard or Linda's career, are [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes commercially unavailable]] because of the sheer acrimony behind the scenes brings back bad memories for both of them.
26th Aug '16 2:30:00 PM thelivingtoad
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* WorkingWithTheEx: ''Shoot Out The Lights'', made during the dissolution of his marriage to Linda. The supporting tour had Linda tripping him as he went onstage, and guitarist and fellow FairportConvention alum Simon Nicol, who was a member of their backing band, said that the first thing he would do was look for the exits.

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* WorkingWithTheEx: ''Shoot Out The Lights'', made during the dissolution of his marriage to Linda. The supporting tour had Linda tripping him as he went onstage, and guitarist and fellow FairportConvention alum Simon Nicol, who was a member of their backing band, said that the first thing he would do was look for the exits. These concerts, which were apparently incredible and featured some the best performances in either Richard or Linda's career, are [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes commercially unavailable]] because of the sheer acrimony behind the scenes brings back bad memories for both of them.
26th Aug '16 2:27:00 PM thelivingtoad
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** They've continued to work with each other into the 2010s. "Love's for Babies and Fools", a song from Linda's 2013 album ''Won't Be Long Now'' features only the two of them -- it's effectively the only Richard & Linda Thompson recording since ''Shoot Out the Lights''.
** The whole Thompson family -- Richard, Linda, all three of their children (all of whom are musicians themselves), Richard's stepson, their nephew and their children's spouses -- recorded an album, ''Family'', together in 2014 under the name Thompson.
26th Apr '16 4:13:23 AM 06tele
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* EpicRocking: The compilation album ''(guitar, vocal)'' includes "Night Comes In" at 12:34 and "Calvary Cross" at 13:27

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* EpicRocking: The compilation album ''(guitar, vocal)'' includes "Night Comes In" at 12:34 and "Calvary Cross" at 13:2713:27.
* ExactWords: When ''Playboy'' magazine contacted a bunch of musicians, including Thompson, asked them to list some favourite songs from the last 1000 years, he took them at their word and gave them a list that started with "Sumer is Icumen In" from around the 13th century. ''Playboy'' never published his list, but he turned it into an album and a great live DVD, both called ''1000 years of Popular Music''.
26th Apr '16 4:07:54 AM 06tele
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* CreatorCouple: The years with Linda Thompson.



* NoHitWonder: No entries on either the US or UK pop charts. He does however, have two entries on the Billboard Alternative chart ("Turning of the Tide" made #30 in 1988 and "It Feels So Good" made #15 in 1991).



* OldShame: Largely averted, his first solo composition was the song 'Meet on The Ledge' for Fairport Convention. The song is still regarded as their unofficial anthem and is played as a concert closer to this day.
* PopStarComposer: Wrote and performed the scores for the 1991 drama ''Sweet Talker'' and the 2005 documentary ''Film/GrizzlyMan''.

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* OldShame: Largely averted, his first solo composition was the song 'Meet on The Ledge' for Fairport Convention. The song is still regarded as their unofficial anthem and is played as a concert closer to this day.
* PopStarComposer: Wrote "Pop star" might be pushing it a bit, but he wrote and performed the scores for the 1991 drama ''Sweet Talker'' and the 2005 documentary ''Film/GrizzlyMan''.
26th Apr '16 4:01:32 AM 06tele
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* DeathSong: "When I Get To The Border" is one, although it's not immediately obvious.
27th Nov '15 2:05:07 AM DavidCowie
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* EpicRocking: "Shoot Out the Lights" and "Night Comes In" among others.

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* EpicRocking: "Shoot Out the Lights" and The compilation album ''(guitar, vocal)'' includes "Night Comes In" among others.at 12:34 and "Calvary Cross" at 13:27
10th Mar '15 8:41:31 AM DavidDelony
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Richard Thompson is a highly regarded British singer/songwriter/guitarist, admired for his virtuosity and his incredibly dark but brilliant lyrics. He began with the British FolkRock group Music/FairportConvention before striking out as a solo artist (recording a number of albums with his then wife Linda). Highly regarded amongst his peers including Music/DavidByrne, Music/ElvisCostello and Christy Moore, he has somehow avoided commercial success.TalkingHeads

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Richard Thompson is a highly regarded British singer/songwriter/guitarist, admired for his virtuosity and his incredibly dark but brilliant lyrics. He began with the British FolkRock group Music/FairportConvention before striking out as a solo artist (recording a number of albums with his then wife Linda). Highly regarded amongst his peers including Music/DavidByrne, Music/ElvisCostello and Christy Moore, he has somehow avoided commercial success.TalkingHeads
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10th Mar '15 12:07:03 AM DavidDelony
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Richard Thompson is a highly regarded British singer/songwriter/guitarist, admired for his virtuosity and his incredibly dark but brilliant lyrics. He began with the British FolkRock group Music/FairportConvention before striking out as a solo artist (recording a number of albums with his then wife Linda). Highly regarded amongst his peers including [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]], Music/ElvisCostello and Christy Moore, he has somehow avoided commercial success.

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Richard Thompson is a highly regarded British singer/songwriter/guitarist, admired for his virtuosity and his incredibly dark but brilliant lyrics. He began with the British FolkRock group Music/FairportConvention before striking out as a solo artist (recording a number of albums with his then wife Linda). Highly regarded amongst his peers including [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]], Music/DavidByrne, Music/ElvisCostello and Christy Moore, he has somehow avoided commercial success.
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