Richard Thompson: 13 Rivers [Album Review]
Oct09

Richard Thompson: 13 Rivers [Album Review]

Richard Thompson 13 Rivers New West Records [2018] Fire Note Says: At 69, Richard Thompson, one of the world’s best songwriters as well as one or rock’s greatest guitarists, brings it altogether again on “13 Rivers,” one of the very best albums of his long and storied career. Album Review: Who knew there would be a year when classic rock bands would be hitting the road to cash in on their 50th anniversary? Eric Clapton hit the road...

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Richard Thompson: Acoustic Rarities [Album Review]
Oct06

Richard Thompson: Acoustic Rarities [Album Review]

Richard Thompson Acoustic Rarities Beeswing/Proper Records [2017] Fire Note Says: These rare acoustic tracks reveal how deep and diverse are the talents of Richard Thompson. Album Review: Fifteen years or so back, Richard Thompson was touring solo offering up an acoustic concert, a musicological tutorial actually, titled “1000 Years of Popular Music.” It won’t surprise fans who go all the way back to his years with the Fairport...

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Richard Thompson: Still [Album Review]
Jul10

Richard Thompson: Still [Album Review]

Richard Thompson Still Fantasy Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Still works as a re-introduction of an artist that any serious music fan will want to hear for yourself. Album Review: Richard Thompson has been a music critics’ favorite since his early days in the premier British folk rock group of the late 60’s, Fairport Convention, whose mix of acoustic & electric sounds and Celtic sensibilities launched a thousand imitators. Yet,...

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Richard Thompson New Track “All Buttoned Up” / New Album 6/29/15

Richard Thompson has just shared “All Buttoned Up”, a new track from his new album Still, due for release June 29th, 2015 via Proper Records. Produced by Jeff Tweedy, Still was recorded in a two-story rehearsal loft in Chicago over the course of just nine days and features several longtime players from both Thompson’s and Tweedy’s bands. The album will be released in several configurations including 180gram vinyl. You can check out...

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Richard Thompson: Electric [Album Review]

Richard Thompson Electric Proper/New West Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Richard Thompson is back as strong as ever on his engaging new album Electric. Album Review: There is a reason that Rolling Stone listed Richard Thompson as one of the top 20 guitarists of all time as album after album he proves his talent. As the title suggests, Electric is a more plugged in return to form for Thompson that he shows off quickly on the first...

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