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In November 1975.

In November 1975, “Island” label released “Pour Down Like Silver”, the third Richard and Linda Thompson album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Richard Thompson and John Wood.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson- guitar, vocals, mandolin, banjo, Appalachian dulcimer, Hammered dulcimer, harmonium, electric piano
  • Linda Thompson– vocals
  • Timi Donald – drums
  • Pat Donaldson- bass guitar
  • Dave Mattacks– drums
  • Dave Pegg- bass guitar
  • John Kirkpatrick- accordion, concertina
  • Ian Whiteman – flute, shakuhachi
  • Aly Bain- fiddle
  • Nic Jones– fiddle
  • Henry Lowther- trumpet
  • Clare Lowther – cello
  • Jack Brymer- clarinet

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson except where noted.

  1. Streets of Paradise
  2. For Shame of Doing Wrong
  3. The Poor Boy Is Taken Away
  4. Night Comes In
  5. Jet Plane in a Rocking Chair
  6. Beat the Retreat
  7. Hard Luck Stories
  8. Dimming of the Day / Dargai – “Dargai” written by J. Scott, arranged by Richard Thompson

 

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In June 1986.

In June 1986, “Polydor” label released “Daring Adventures”, the fourth Richard Thompson studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mitchell From.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson- guitar, vocals, mandolin, dulcimer, theremin
  • Mitchell Froom- keyboards, theremin
  • Jerry Scheff- bass guitar, double bass
  • Mickey Curry- drums
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Alex Acuña- percussion
  • Christine Collister, Clive Gregson – backing vocals
  • John Kirkpatrick- accordion, concertina
  • Philip Pickett- shawm, crumhorn, recorder
  • Chuck Fleming – fiddle
  • Brian Taylor, Tony Goddard, David Horn, Ian Peters – brass

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson

  1. A Bone Through Her Nose
  2. Valerie
  3. Missie How You Let Me Down
  4. Dead Man’s Handle
  5. Long Dead Love
  6. Lover’s Lane
  7. Nearly In Love
  8. Jennie
  9. Baby Talk
  10. Cash Down, Never Never
  11. How Will I Ever Be Simple Again
  12. Al Bowlly’s in Heaven

In June 1983.

In June 1983, “Hannibal Records” label released “Hand of Kindness”, the second Richard Thompson solo album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Olympic Studios” in London, “Ocean Way Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Joe Boyd.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson- guitar, vocals
  • Dave Pegg- bass guitar
  • Dave Mattacks- drums
  • Pete Zorn- saxophone, backing vocals
  • Pete Thomas- saxophone
  • Simon Nicol- guitar
  • John Hiatt, Bobby Kingand Clive Gregson – backing vocals
  • John Kirkpatrick- accordion, concertina
  • Aly Bain- violin

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson.

  1. Tear-Stained Letter
  2. How I Wanted To
  3. Both Ends Burning
  4. A Poisoned Heart and a Twisted Memory
  5. Where the Wind Don’t Whine
  6. The Wrong Heartbeat
  7. Hand of Kindness
  8. Devonside
  9. Two Left Feet

 

In June 1979.

In June 1979 “United Artists” label released “Night Owl”, the third Gerry Rafferty album. It was recorded 1978–1979, at “Chipping Norton Recording Studios” and “Lansdowne Recording Studios”, and was produced by Hugh Murphy and Gerry Rafferty.

Personnel:

  • Gerry Rafferty – vocals, acoustic guitar, polymoog, piano
  • John Kirkpatrick– accordion
  • Richard Thompson– guitar, mandolin
  • Barbara Dickson– background vocals
  • Richard Harvey– organ, synthesiser, recorder, penny whistle
  • Richard Brunton – guitar
  • Hugh Burns – guitar
  • Betsy Cook– background vocals
  • Tommy Eyre– synthesiser, piano
  • Liam Genockey– drums
  • Graham Preskett – violin, fiddle, mandolin, piano
  • Raphael Ravenscroft– saxophone, lyricon
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Linda Thompson– background vocals
  • Pete Wingfield– organ
  • Gary Taylor – bass, vocals
  • Patrick(John Byrne) – front cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerry Rafferty.

  1. Days Gone Down (Still Got the Light in Your Eyes)
  2. Night Owl
  3. The Way That You Do It
  4. Why Won’t You Talk To Me?
  5. Get It Right Next Time
  6. Take the Money and Run
  7. Family Tree
  8. Already Gone
  9. The Tourist
  10. It’s Gonna Be a Long Night

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “Island” label released “Hokey Pokey”, the second Linda and Richard Thompson album. It was recorded September-October1974, at “Sound Techniques” in  London, and was produced by Richard Thompson and Simon Nicol.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson- guitar, vocals, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, Electric dulcimer, piano
  • Linda Thompson- vocals
  • Timi Donald -drums
  • Pat Donaldson- bass guitar
  • Simon Nicol- guitar, piano, Hammond organ, vocals
  • John Kirkpatrick- accordion
  • Ian Whiteman -piano, Calliope
  • Sidonie Goossens- harp
  • Aly Bain- fiddle
  • The CWS Silver Band

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson except where noted.

  1. Hokey Pokey (The Ice Cream Song)
  2. I’ll Regret It All in the Morning
  3. Smiffy’s Glass Eye
  4. The Egypt Room
  5. Never Again
  6. Georgie on a Spree
  7. Old Man Inside a Young Man
  8. The Sun Never Shines on the Poor
  9. A Heart Needs a Home
  10. Mole in a Hole – Mike Waterson

In April 1974.

In April 1974, “Island” label released “I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight”, the second Richard Thompson album, and the first with his then wife, Linda as Richard and Linda Thompson. It was recorded in May 1973, at “Sound Techniques” in London and was produced by Richard Thompson and John Wood. In May 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 471, in its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson– guitar, vocals, Hammered dulcimer,  mandolin,  whistle, piano, electric piano, harmonium
  • Linda Thompson– vocals
  • Timmy Donald –drums
  • Pat Donaldson– bass guitar
  • John Kirkpatrick– accordion, concertina
  • Simon Nicol– dulcimer
  • Brian Gulland –krummhorn
  • Richard Harvey– krummhorn
  • Royston Wood– harmony bass vocals
  • Trevor Lucas- harmony vocals
  • TheCWS (Manchester) Silver Band
  • John Wood- engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson except where noted.

  1. When I Get to the Border
  2. The Calvary Cross
  3. Withered and Died
  4. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
  5. Down Where the Drunkards Roll
  6. We Sing Hallelujah
  7. Has He Got a Friend for Me
  8. The Little Beggar Girl
  9. The End of the Rainbow
  10. The Great Valerio

In April 1972.

In April 1972, “Island” label released “Henry the Human Fly”, the first Richard Thompson solo album. It was recorded in February 1972, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Richard Thompson and John Wood.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson– guitar, vocals, accordion, tin whistle, mandolin
  • Timi Donald – drums, vocals
  • Pat Donaldson– bass guitar, vocals
  • David Snell – harp
  • Jeff Cole – trombone
  • John Defereri – tenor saxophone
  • Clay Toyani – trumpet
  • Sue Draheim– fiddle
  • Barry Dransfield– fiddle
  • John Kirkpatrick– accordion
  • Andy Roberts– dulcimer
  • Sandy Denny– piano, vocals
  • Linda Peters– vocals
  • Ashley Hutchings– vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson.

  1. Roll Over Vaughn Williams
  2. Nobody’s Wedding
  3. The Poor Ditching Boy
  4. Shaky Nancy
  5. The Angels Took My Racehorse Away
  6. Wheely Down
  7. The New St. George
  8. Painted Ladies
  9. Cold Feet
  10. Mary and Joseph
  11. The Old Changing Way
  12. Twisted