In April 1985.

In April 1985, “Polydor” label released “Across a Crowded Room”, the third Richard Thompson album. It was recorded September- October 1984, at “RAK Studios” in London, and was produced by Joe Boyd.


  • Richard Thompson– vocals, guitar
  • Simon Nicol– guitar
  • Bruce Lynch– bass guitar
  • Dave Mattacks– drums
  • Dave Bitelli(de) – alto saxophone
  • Pete Thomas– tenor saxophone
  • Alan Dunn – accordion
  • Christine Collister, Phil Barnes, Clive Gregsonand The Soultanas – backing vocals
  • Philip Pickett– shawm, crumhorn, recorder

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson

  1. When the Spell Is Broken
  2. You Don’t Say
  3. I Ain’t Going to Drag My Feet No More
  4. Love in a Faithless Country
  5. Fire in the Engine Room
  6. Walking Through a Wasted Land
  7. Little Blue Number
  8. She Twists the Knife Again
  9. Ghosts in the Wind

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