Richard Thompson

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Richard Thompson's famous fans choose their favourite songs
Admirers from Robert Plant to Rachel Unthank pick the tracks from the master songwriter that mean most to them

The Observer

14, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Richard Thompson: 'I had to put the pen down, take a deep breath, have a little cry'
The folk-rock pioneer has finally written his memoir, covering a life-changing crash and his fiery romance with Linda Thompson

Jude Rogers

14, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Richard and Linda Thompson: Hard Luck Stories 1972–1982 review – a tempestuous tale worth retelling
The highlight of this eight-CD box set is 31 previously unreleased tracks

Kitty Empire

12, Sep, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Richard Thompson at 70: on love, loss and being a Muslim in Trump's US
The master of British folk music has weathered a second divorce and lives in the US where ‘Trump has ramped up bigotry considerably’. At least ex-wife Linda has forgiven him

Robin Denselow

30, Sep, 2019 @8:13 AM

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Richard Thompson review – rock’n’rolling back the years
Half a century after his first gig with Fairport Convention, folk-rocker Richard Thompson is as cool and contemporary as ever

Jude Rogers

12, Aug, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Richard Thompson: Acoustic Classics II review – fiery, beautiful gems of song

Jude Rogers

10, Aug, 2017 @5:30 PM

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Steve Gunn on his favourite guitarists: from Bert Jansch to Johnny Marr
While on tour in Europe the psych-folk man runs down his favourite all-time players, ranging from a hardcore archetype to British folk mainstays

Interview by Martin Horsfield

02, Jun, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Buddy Miller & Friends: Cayamo Sessions at Sea review – country cruising
These Caribbean cruise recordings are a fine showcase of the best voices country music has to offer

Neil Spencer

24, Jan, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Richard Thompson: Still review – characteristically stormy
Producer Jeff Tweedy brings extra texture to a fine set from the folk rock master

Neil Spencer

28, Jun, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Richard Thompson: Still review – impressive Jeff Tweedy-produced album
Folk guitar hero Richard Thompson is joined by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and others for an impressive new electric set

Robin Denselow

25, Jun, 2015 @5:45 PM

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Richard Thompson – Still: exclusive album stream
Have a listen to the latest Richard Thompson album – featuring production from Jeff Tweedy – and let us know your thoughts

Guardian music

08, Jun, 2015 @2:47 PM

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Readers recommend: songs about itinerants and migration – results
From Ian Dury via Woody Guthrie to a Romanian fanfare, RR regular suzi takes an entertaining route through a musical landscape inspired by last week’s topic

suzi

16, Apr, 2015 @11:00 AM

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