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Sweet Warrior

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Sweet Warrior
Sweet Warrior


No artist to emerge in the 2nd half of the '60s has gone on to have a more productive and vital career than Richard Thompson. His vast and ever-growing body of original material is marked by consistent intelligence, taste and emotional puritywhich is why so many of his songs have been covered by other quality artists, a stellar list that includes the likes of Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Del McCoury, Graham Nash, X, Los Lobos and Bob Mould. Thompson's latest work, Sweet Warrior released May 28 on Proper Records Ltd., his first electric album since 2003's The Old Kit Bag, mates the incendiary sounds of some of the artist's most memorable recordings with timely and provocative new songs. When asked why he has chosen to plug in again, Thompson replies (tongue partially in cheek, as usual), "I tend to organize my writing in piles, and the electric pile was becoming especially big, so that's the one I chose to go to." He adds that, although, the album wasn't assembled thematically, on reflection it seems to keep returning to the subject of "combat, in love as well as in war." Tracks: Needle And Thread / I'll Never Give It Up / Take Care The Road You Choose / Mr. Stupid / Dad's Gonna Kill Me / Poppy-Red / Bad Monkey / Francesca / Too Late To Come Fishing / Sneaky Boy / She Sang Angels To Rest / Johnny's Far Away / Guns Are The Tongues / Sunset Song. "a long record that's remarkable for its intensity, craft and passion. the melodic richness is striking" John Mulvey on his Uncut Blog.


  1. Name
  2. Needle and Thread
  3. I'll Never Give It Up
  4. Take Care The Road You Choose
  5. Mr Stupid
  6. Dad's Gonna Kill Me
  7. Poppy Red
  8. Bad Monkey
  9. Francesca
  10. Too Late To Come Fishing
  11. Sneaky Boy
  12. She Sang Angels to Rest
  13. Johnny's Far Away
  14. Guns Are The Tongues - Johnny Thompson
  15. Sunset Song
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