Richard Thompson - Electric
British folk-rock legend Richard Thompson has just released maybe one of his best albums in a long time. His songwriting and guitar playing is as fierce full, energetic, just as technical advanced as if he was thirty years younger but with the experience of a sixty-three year old legend. RT still picks up the mandolin to accompany the mellower side/songs of the album.
Speaking of company. RT is indeed in a very good one. Tara Prodaniuk (Bass), Michael Jenkins (Drums) and Siobham Maher Kennedy and Alison Krauss on backing vocals and duets. Forgot to add that the album was recorded at Buddy Miles studio in Nashville.
So far this album is a strong contender for my best February album (very early, I know..), although I do like the My Bloody Valentine album, but I always thought or experienced (long time ago) that MBV sounded very much better in a live setting than through headphones or speakers. This album sounds stunning with headphones or IEM's, even at low volumes and RT is at his best even at 63..
Edited by Jupiterknight - 2/7/13 at 8:58pm