New album is quality is usual - I love 'Broken Doll' in particular. If possible, pick up the deluxe edition, though. The 'Variations' EP is much more loose and fun, and 'Wounding Myself' is an instant classic, with a soaring, memorable chorus.
One day festival celebrating Bert Jansch's recording of 'Rosemary Lane' in Ticehurst, Sussex - great line up including Bonnie 'Morning Dew' Dobson, Trembling Bells, Jon Allen. Special Guests TBA - http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rosemary-lane-day-at-the-bell-in-tichurst-tickets-17175445219?fb_action_ids=10153391566700070&fb_action_types=og.likes
well- as far as his skill as a guitarist---one only has to see one of his shows to understand..... but the "best" is ALWAYS subjective...so,,, better than Clapton, page, ,,, etc is up to the listener--ive always felt that he was very interesting and that keeps my involvement in his music up
I wanted to look for some new music and was a bit randomly looking at the apps, found the "rolling stone' app and they recommanded the album "electric".. I just put it running on the background and without noticing im at the 9th song of the album already. Thats really a good thing :D His voice also reminds me a bit of Nick Cave.
Rock Cellar Magazine argues that Richard is the best guitarist of his generation - better than Page, Richards, Beck, and Clapton. http://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/2013/01/30/new-electric-album-by-richard-thompson-is-a-clinic-of-guitar-virtuosity-and-much-more-review/
How does a brain tell fingers to do what Richard does? Holding a plectrum while picking with the other three fingers is so damn hard. Also, he uses a ridiculous amount of chromatics in his solos, so how does he make it sound in key?
We would LOVE your opinion of this Richard. It woudl mean a lot to us!
It has been revived again!!!
A rare example of a songwriter who just keeps on getting better. He is quite simply in a league of his own. He headlined the Green Man festival in 2008 just him and an acoustic guitar and it was one of the most incredible gigs I've ever seen. His genius should never be underestimated.
Couldn't get a ticket, so I sat outside a place one evening, heard him through the window, it was pretty great. Love "1952 Vincent", it has a brilliant line "Red hair and black leather, my favorite color scheme". (-:
Anyone hear tracks from his new album 'Dream Attic'? If you live in the Los Angeles Area, RT will be giving a free concert at Amoeba Hollywood, Sept 19th at 5 p.m. I'm sure this will be all about the new album!
His song "Dad's gonna kill me" was in the newest Sons of Anarchy (S03 E01) episode, and it was excellent! Before that, I've never heard about him, wich is a true shame considering how gifted and great musician he is.