Still (w/Ltd A5 Gloss Art-Card) (LP)

Richard Thompson

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2
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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Folk, Folk-Rock
Label
Proper Records
Released
June 29, 2015

Format: Vinyl (LP)

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Limited Edition, 180g, 45rpm Vinyl includes a Digital Download Code plus an A5 Gloss Art-Card (Signed Art-Cards are now all gone so un-signed card's will now be supplied).

'Still' was recorded in a two-story rehearsal loft in Chicago over the course of just nine days with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy at the helm, backed by several longtime players from both Thompson's and Tweedy's bands. Thompson enlisted Tweedy's production skills in an effort to shake up his own creative approach to making records. "It turned out be really good idea," says Thompson. "Jeff is musically very sympathetic. Although some of his contributions are probably rather subtle to the listener's ear, they were really interesting and his suggestions were always very pertinent."

"I really tried to not have any preconceived ideas," Thompson says of working with Tweedy, "but of course you do. I tried to shove those to the back of my mind. You don't really know until you turn up - what the studio is like, what the gear is like. It ended up being a nice unfolding of surprises."

The key to Still's emotional resonance is a set of gripping new Thompson compositions rich with his signature mix of trenchant insight, gallows humor, and keen empathy for characters at the brink of being overcome by their emotions, their pasts, or themselves.

A recipient of BBC's Lifetime Achievement Award and Mojo's Les Paul Award, Richard Thompson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011 New Year Honours List. The Americana Music Association also recently honoured him with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting. Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and many others have recorded Thompson's songs.

Taken as a whole, 'Still' is a powerful dispatch from an acknowledged master who remains unafraid to put himself into demanding new environments - its title reflecting that resilience and seemingly endless resourcefulness. "Or," Thompson adds slyly, "it could be read as 'Is he still performing? I thought he died years ago."

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Key Value
Catalogue number PRPLP131
Barcode 0805520001311
Number of items 2
Imported No
Weight 592g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 310mm x 5mm x 310mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. She Never Could Resist A Winding Road 04:29
2. Beatnik Walking 03:54
3. Patty Don't You Put Me Down 04:30

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 2

Song Title Time
1. Broken Doll 03:51
2. All Buttoned Up 04:07
3. Josephine 03:25

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. Long John Silver 04:00
2. Pony In The Stable 02:45
3. Where's Your Heart? 04:05
4. No Peace No End 04:16

Track Listing — Disc 2, Side 2

Song Title Time
1. Dungeons For Eyes 03:49
2. Guitar Heroes 07:39