On May 28 , 2007.

On May 28, 2007, “Proper” label released “Sweet Warrior”. the thirteenth Richard Thompson studio album. It was recorded October – December 2006, at “House of Blues Studio” in Encino, California, and was produced by Simon Tassano and Richard Thompson.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson – vocals, electric guitar, steel-string acoustic guitar, mandolin, accordion, tin whistle, autoharp, harmonium, hurdy-gurdy, electronic organ, handclaps
  • Michael Hays – rhythm guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Danny Thompson – double bass
  • Taras Prodaniuk – electric bass guitar
  • Michael Jerome – drums, percussion
  • Sara Watkins – fiddle
  • Joe Sublett – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Buck – first violin
  • Al Michaels – second violin
  • Novi Ola – viola
  • Judith Owen – handclaps, backing vocals
  • Simon Tassano – handclaps
  • Chris Kasych – handclaps
  • Doug Tyo – engineer
  • Chris Kasych – engineer assistant
  • Simon Tassano – mixing
  • Jim Wilson – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson:

  1. Needle and Thread
  2. I’ll Never Give It Up
  3. Take Care the Road You Choose
  4. Mr. Stupid
  5. Dad’s Gonna Kill Me
  6. Poppy-Red
  7. Bad Monkey
  8. Francesca
  9. Too Late to Come Fishing
  10. Sneaky Boy
  11. She Sang Angels to Rest
  12. Johnny’s Far Away
  13. Guns Are the Tongues
  14. Sunset Song

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