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Richard Thompson - Acoustic classics



Following the release of last year's album "Electric", this year Richard Thompson has decided to go for something very different - an acoustic album. After having a number of guests on his last album, this time it's just him, so it really is very different to the last album. The songs on this album aren't new songs, instead he's taken songs from throughout his career to re-record as acoustic versions.

It's always slightly strange at first hearing a song that you like being re-done differently, either by a different band, or just being done acoustically. Sometimes the new version works really well, but sometimes you can't get rid of that nagging feeling that it's just not as good as the original version.
Happily with this album I've not had that doubt once - all these acoustic versions work really well and are just as good as the original versions. It might take some people a while to get used to the acoustic versions but I'm sure these versions won't disappoint. My favourite track on the album has to be "Dimming of the day" which is simply superb, and could have been written as an acoustic.

A great album giving a new twist to classic songs from Richard Thompson

"Acoustic classics" will be released on 14th July 2014

Track listing:

1. I want to see the bright lights tonight
2. Walking on a wire
3. Wall of death
4. Down where the drunkards roll
5. One door opens
6. Persuasion
7. 1952 Vincent black lightning
8. I misunderstood
9. From Galway to Graceland
10. Valerie
11. Shoot out the lights
12. Beeswing
13. When the spell is broken
14. Dimming of the day

Tour dates

Sun 20 July
Hatfield, Folk by the Oak

Tue 22 July
Crawley, Hawth

Wed 23 July
Bath, Forum

Thu 24 July
Warwick, Warwick Folk Festival

Fri 25 July
Malmesbury, Wiltshire, Womad Festival, Charlton Park

Sun 27 July
Barnsley, Underneath the Stars Festival

Wed 30 July
Cheshire nr. Macclesfield, Gawsworth Hall

Fri 01 Aug
Cambridge, Cambridge Folk Festival SOLD OUT

Fri 22 Aug
Oxfordshire, Towersey Festival

Sun 24 Aug
Buxton, Buxton Opera House

Mon 25 Aug
Edinburgh, Queens Hall

Tue 26 Aug
Aberdeen, Aberdeen Music Hall

Thu 28 Aug
York, Grand Opera House

Sat 30 Aug
Moseley, Moseley Folk Festival

Sun 31 Aug
Salisbury, North Dorset, End of the Road Festival

Writer: Anthony May
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