Richard Thompson and his exquisite songs.
November 24, 2007 3:44 AM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (37 comments total)
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Singer/songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Richard Thompson: songs of bittersweet longing
, sublime eloquence
, dark exuberance
and ominous allusion
Richard Thompson has a dedicated following, and consequently there are a lot of Thompson clips on YouTube. I selected these four to post here, though, because as TV spots (BBC) their quality is excellent, and because they showcase his acoustic guitar playing. Not that I don't love his electric guitar work: in fact I I am a huge fan of his electric aesthetic, particularly his soloing, but I think his acoustic guitar accompaniment is the perfect foil for his voice. I think he's one of our finest living songwriters, actually, and I hope you enjoy these clips.
There's one more from the same BBC performances, Vincent Black Lightning 1952, which I certainly would've included in the FPP, but for the fact that it would've been a double
, from none other than the esteemed and now-seemingly-departed vronsky
. Here's hoping you'll come riding back to MeFi, vron!