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Walking on A Wire (1968-2009)

Thompson, Richard (Music CD - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Walking on A Wire (1968-2009)
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Authors: Thompson, Richard, 1949-
Title: Walking on a wire (1968-2009)
[sound recording]
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Shout Factory, p2009
Characteristics: 4 sound discs :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Richard Thompson
Notes: Shout Factory: 826663-11087 (826663-11088--826663-11089); additional nos.: Universal Music Special Markets: B0013137-02; Rhino Custom Products: OP8407; EMI Music Special Markets: 509999-64686-2-3
Folk-rock music
Previously released material
Compact discs; in container (32 cm.)
Program notes principally by Patrick Humphries (57 p. : ill.) inserted in container
Contents: Disc 1. Time will show the wiser ; Meet on the ledge ; Genesis hall ; Crazy man Michael ; Sloth (Fairport Convention)
Roll over Vaughn Williams ; The poor ditching boy ; The angels took my racehorse away (Thompson)
The great Valerio ; When I get to the border ; Withered and died ; I want to see the bright lights tonight ; Down where the drunkards roll ; The Calvary cross ; I'll regret it all in the morning ; Old man inside a young man ; For shame of doing wrong ; Night comes in (Richard & Linda Thompson)
Disc 2. Dimming of the day/Dargai ; A heart needs a home ; Don't let a thief steal into your heart ; Strange affair ; Sunnyvista ; Sisters (Richard & Linda Thompson)
Rockin' in rhythm (Thompson)
Did she jump or was she pushed ; Man in need ; Shoot out the lights ; Wall of death ; Walking on a wire (Richard & Linda Thompson)
Tear stained letter ; How I wanted to ; Hand of kindness ; Beat the retreat (live) ; I ain't going to drag my feet no more (Thompson)
Disc 3. Little blue number ; She twists the knife again ; Valerie ; Turning of the tide ; I still dream ; Waltzing's for dreamers ; Read about love ; I feel so good ; I misunderstood ; 1952 Vincent Black Lightning ; Put your trust in me ; From Galway to Graceland (live) ; I can't wake up to save my life ; MGB-GT ; Mingus eyes ; Beeswing ; Taking my business elsewhere ; King of Bohemia (Thompson)
Don't roll those bloodshot eyes at me (live) (Richard Thompson with Danny Thompson)
Razor dance (voltage enhanced) (Thompson)
Disc 4. Hide it away (voltage enhanced) (Thompson)
Last shift ; Big chimney ; Lotteryland (Richard Thompson & Danny Thompson)
Persuasion (live) ; Cooksferry queen ; Bathsheba smiles ; Hard on me (live) ; Gethsemane ; A love you can't survive ; A legal matter (live) ; Main title from Grizzly man ; Al Bowlly's in heaven (live) ; I'll never give it up ; Dad's gonna kill me ; She sang angels to rest (Thompson)
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Linda Performer
Thompson, Danny Performer
Fairport Convention (Musical group)
ISBN: 9781603992114
1603992111
Branch Call Number: CD Popular THOMPSON
Performers: Richard Thompson, vocals and instruments; with acc.
Subject Headings: Folk-rock music
Topical Term: Folk-rock music
Publisher No: 826663-11087 Shout Factory (set)
826663-11088 Shout Factory (disc 1)
826663-11089 Shout Factory (disc 2)
826663-11090 Shout Factory (disc 3)
826663-11091 Shout Factory (disc 4)
B0013137-02 Universal Music Special Markets
OP8407 Rhino Custom Products
509999-64686-2-3 EMI Music Special Markets
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Sep 22, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A career-spanning, 4-CD, 70 plus song box set of the great Richard Thomson that supersedes the earlier compilation, "Watching the Dark." It starts with his first recordings with the groundbreaking English folk-rock band Fairport Convention (whose first 4-5 albums are essential), moves on to his albums with then wife Linda Thompson (two of which are classics), and then covers his fruitful, but somewhat erratic solo career. To the fan who already has much of this material, there are some rare live tracks that make it worthwhile. If you don't already have "Shoot Out the Lights," "I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight," "What We Did On Our Holidays," and "Liege and Lief," start there.

Dear Librarian:
How can you deny me the right to place a hold on an item in your catalogue? Either you have it or you don't. I don't care if i have to wait for months.
Respectfully, Mark Laing

Nov 12, 2010
  • Bewlay rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is a good collection but it's irritating that they edit songs like Calvary Cross. Cutting off Thompson midsolo is pointless. You hear me, Shout Factory?!

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