Rhino's rockin' Start Your Ear Off Right campaign returns with vinyl titles from some of the most celebrated acts in music including: Alice Cooper, Aretha Franklin, Dio, Golden Smog, John Prine, New York Rock And Soul Revue, Richard And Linda Thompson, The Notorious B.I.G., Vangelis, and ZZ Top.
A harrowing record filled with emotional tension, personal strife, and caustic lyrics, Richard and Linda Thompson's 1982 classic Shoot Out the Lights is a thematic statement of a marriage gone bad. Not coincidentally, it was made while the British duo's own marriage was heading South, which makes it one of the most unsparing, honest, and penetrating break-up albums ever committed to tape.
Per usual, Richard's guitar playing is revelatory, and the pair's singing is rich with dread, loathing and sarcasm. Everything from the arrangements to the songwriting transcends eras.