Richard Thompson Electric on 180g 2LP
All-New All-Analog Recording from the Guitar Master
Named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s '20 Greatest Guitarists,' Grammy nominated musician Richard Thompson returns with the brand new, guitar driven record titled Electric due out New West Records. Thompson’s virtuosic guitar playing astonishes, whether demonstrating his lightening fast hybrid picking technique or playing mesmerizing electric solos, his versatility allows him to adapt his style as each song requires.
Also considered by many, including American Songwriter to be “one of this world’s most gifted songwriters,” Thompson has written eleven new songs for Electric including the album's biting and satirical lead single “Good Things Happen To Bad People.” The set was produced by Buddy Miller (Robert Plant, Solomon Burke, Patty Griffin).
Electric was made at Miller’s home studio in Nashville, TN with Thompson and his rhythm section: drummer Michael Jerome and bassist Taras Prodaniuk. Miller who himself is a renowned for his guitar skills told Rolling Stone, "I played along on the record, playing rhythm guitar for him, and I got a two-week guitar lesson while he camped out in my house."
Other guests on the album include the legendary Alison Krauss who joins Thompson on “The Snow Goose” while English singer-songwriter Siobhan Maher-Kennedy (formerly with River City People) adds vocals on several tracks as well. Fiddle great Stuart Duncan also plays on the record.
Recipient of BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Mojo’s Les Paul Award, Thompson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen of England’s 2011 New Year Honours List and most recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting by the Americana Music Association. Thompson is also a heralded songwriter with Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and many others recording his work.
“Richard Thompson is the kind of guitar player other guitar players revere. It's not just his technique, nor the fact that he's equally at home with an electric or an acoustic guitar. He's also a songwriter of uncommon skill.” - NPR
Richard Thompson Electric Track Listing:
1. Stony Ground
2. Salford Sunday
3. Sally B
4. Stuck On The Treadmill
5. My Enemy
6. Good Things Happen To Bad People
7. Where's Home?
8. Another Small Thing In Her Favour
1. Straight And Narrow
2. The Snow Goose
3. Saving The Good Stuff For You
4. Will You Dance, Charlie Boy
5. I Found A Stray
6. The Rival
7. The Tic-Tac Man