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Will Fly 21 Jan 09 - 03:59 AM
Splott Man 21 Jan 09 - 04:18 AM
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Subject: Richard Thompson in 'Front Row'
From: Will Fly
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 03:59 AM

RT was interviewed on "Front Row" (BBC UK Radio) last night - subject being his current tour "1000 years of popular song". Worth a listen - nice "Renaissance" take on Britney Spears!

It's at: Front Row


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson in 'Front Row'
From: Splott Man
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 04:18 AM

Sounded like he had a cold.

I was enjoying the first song when I had a "visitor from Porlock" moment on the phone and missed the rest.

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson in 'Front Row'
From: Will Fly
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 04:28 AM

Yes, his voice sounded a little strained and nasal, but he weathered the interview with his usual calm.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson in 'Front Row'
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 04:40 AM

For those who want to skip the other extraneous guff, it's in at 18' 34".


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson in 'Front Row'
From: Will Fly
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 04:44 AM

Mind you, if you listen from the very beginning, you'll hear Shulah from "The Archers" in a religious heart-searching predicament.

Why, when I hadn't listened to "The Archers" for 20+ years, didn't I switch the car radio off at this point... Ye gods - the potency of cheap radio.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson in 'Front Row'
From: bubblyrat
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 05:31 AM

WFD and I went to see the "1000 Years" show in High Wycombe on Monday night, and it was utterly SUPERB !!RT was on absolutely top form, and the two ladies who accompany him,one on keyboards,the other an extremely talented percussionist (and they both sang too ),were just amazing.I still have not got over just how good it was-----I sat enthralled by every single number !! And the material !!----well, to go coherently,and seemingly effortlessly,from a song rendered in Old French,from around 1200,reputedly written by Richard the Lionheart whilst in captivity,to a superb rendition of "Cry Me a River" ( or" Crimea River" as we joked afterwards)via Elizabethan madrigals ,Victorian music halls,Cole Porter and The Beatles,is truly indicative of consummate musicianship in my book. Throughout,RT showed us what a brilliant guitarist he is, using only an amplified acoustic.DO go and see the "1000 years" show if you can---You won't see anything better anywhere this year, I venture----and that's from someone who doesn't even like Richard Thompson usually !!!


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson in 'Front Row'
From: Folkiedave
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 10:44 AM

Good gracious Will, you are standing on extremely dodgy ground there.........


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson in 'Front Row'
From: Will Fly
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 10:48 AM

Yeah, I know - well, you have to live dangerously sometimes...

I saw RT's 1,000 years show at Sadlers Wells when it was last here. It was an excellent evening. He did some superb guitar work on the Gilbert & Sullivan "Mikado" song "There is Beauty...". Sounded like the whole orchestra!


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson in 'Front Row'
From: Noreen
Date: 22 Jan 09 - 05:59 AM

RT Tour dates


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