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RICHARD THOMPSON —ACOUSTIC RARITIES (BEESWING)

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Acoustic Rarities follows Richard Thompson’s Acoustic Classics Vol.11 as he performs an eclectic selection of songs. Some of the material originally featured on albums when he was with Fairport Convention (1970) or recorded with Linda Thompson (1974 –1975).

 

Others are previously unreleased tunes, not only by Thompson but anyone else. The collection starts with Thompson in commanding mood, and something of a hurry in the form of the unreleased “What If”; and with it soon followed by a dark, evocative tale previously recorded by Blair Dunlop, “Seven Brothers” that offers a power and clarity (both lyrically, and regards his forceful playing) that's long been a trademark of the folk master. Easing his foot off the pedal he follows it with “Rainbow Over The Hill” (Albion Band), and on placing a dark sombre edge to the music Linda and his “Never Again” enjoys some additional box playing. Of a stripped-down presentation “I Must Have A March” weaves effortlessly in and out of moods as folk of old (and cabaret stage show) is revisited.

 

Better still he revisits a song from his 1972 album, Henry The Human Fly by way of the roving “Poor Ditching Boy”; warmed in accordion etc and with an adventuress edge it lifts the album! “Alexander Graham Bell” not surprisingly contains more of the cabaret stage show mentioned above, and I hasten to add some classy jazz swing guitar. Tasty.

 

Accompanied and not for the one and only occasion Thompson has some help on vocals on “Sloth”, and it works perfectly. For it cushions his earthy / sometimes abrasive leaning tones. It features some picking too. A previously unreleased “Push And Shove” comes out the traps in explosive fashion, and though lacking the finesse and beauty of “End Of The Rainbow” (originally on Richard & Linda Thompson album I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight) it is the business. While the wondrous, and most soothing in every department “She Played Right Into My Hands” is a (previously unreleased) treasure if ever was one! For a song stout as an old English oak he tenders a cover of “Poor Will And The Jolly Hangman”, and though it isn’t a happy song the playing warms the heart.  

 

                                                            Maurice Hope   

 

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Rod Picott
70 pts.
Out Past The Wires
Welding Rod Music
GC,AN,LM,SZ,TK
2
JW Roy & The Royal Family
62 pts.
A Room Full Of Strangers
Royal Family Records
EM,PJ,DH
3
Steph Cameron
61 pts.
Daybreak over Jackson Street
Pheromona
ML
4
JD McPherson
54 pts.
Undivided Heart & Soul
New West
AR,RK,LK
5
Sarah Morris
53 pts.
Hearts In Need Of Repair
Independent
 
6
Turnpike Troubadours
52 pts.
Long Away From Your Heart
Bossier City Records
MA,GF
7
Chris Hillman
51 pts.
Bidin' My Time
Rounder
 
8
Hayward Williams
39 pts.
Pretenders
Why River Records
KG,JB,JBO
9
Joe Henry
38 pts.
Thrum
Ear Music
 
10
Jim White
37 pts.
Waffles, Triangles & Jesus
Loose Music
JJ
12
Margo Price
35 pts.
All American Made
Third Man Records
 
11
Mark Martyre
35 pts.
Rivers
Independent
MF
13
Mavis Staples
32 pts.
If All I Was Was Black
Anti
HO
 
Peter Oren
32 pts.
Anthropocene
Western Vinyl
RB,HB
15
Fred Wickham
29 pts.
Mariosa Delta
Thirty Days Records
 
16
Jeffrey Martin
27 pts.
One Go Around
Fluff & Gravy Records
HDB
17
Blitzen Trapper
25 pts.
Wild and Reckless
Lojinx
JDO
 
Jeff Crosby
25 pts.
Postcards From Magdalena
At The Helm Records
FCE,FC,JS
19
Dori Freeman
24 pts.
Letters Never Read
Blue Hens Music
 
 
Hardpan
24 pts.
Hardpan
Blue Rose Records
WR
21
The Deep Dark Woods
21 pts.
Yarrow
Six Shooter
JF
22
Lilly Hiatt
20 pts.
Trinity Lane
New West
TJ
 
Tom Russell
20 pts.
Folk Hotel
Frontera Records-Proper Records
JAB
24
Eilen Jewell
19 pts.
Down Hearted Blues
Signature Sounds
MW
25
Dick LeMasters
18 pts.
Incompatible Things
Longneck Road Music
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