- Published: Salem, MA : Hannibal Records, p1997.
- Year Published: 1997
- Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: CD
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Call number: CD Rock Thompson Small
Subtitle on container: Live/solo in New York, 1982.
Time to ring some changes (3:04) -- Beat the retreat (4:45) -- Woman or a man? (2:12) -- A heart needs a home (3:32) -- For shame of doing wrong (4:00) -- Genesis Hall (3:50) -- Honky-tonk blues (3:04) -- Small town romance (3:33) -- I want to see the bright lights tonight (2:43) -- Down where the drunkards roll (4:26) -- Love is bad for business (2:37) -- The great Valerio (5:17) -- Don't let a thief steal into your heart (3:58) -- Never again (2:14) -- How many times do you have to fall? (3:24) -- Roll over Vaughan Williams (2:23) -- Meet on the ledge (2:53).
Richard Thompson, vocals and acoustic guitar.
I suggest this live solo acoustic record, Small Town Romance, as a portal.
The record features songs from RT's early band, the seminal Brit folk rock group, Fairport Convention, along with a selection of songs from his seven albums with his former wife, Linda Thompson, and other songs from his solo career.
Since he's playing solo acoustic, the music highlights his tremendous guitar playing skills, his powerful baritone, and of course his sharp, thoughtful songwriting talents.
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