Triple gatefold vinyl comprising Richard Thompson’s recent ‘Acoustic Classics II’ and forthcoming ‘Acoustic Rarities’ albums - acoustic renderings of classic songs from his catalogue, some previously recorded by other singers, some previously available only in a band format.
Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters.
He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic - from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards as well as the prestigious Ivor Novello.
In 2011, Thompson received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
In the USA Thompson has been nominated at the Americanas for both “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year”.
Praise for Acoustic Classics II :
“When Richard Thompson sings, seas part and crumble” – The Guardian (4 stars)
“As ever, he’s on peerless form” – Acoustic magazine
“Classics from an enduring class act” – The Sun
8/10 – Uncut
4 stars – Financial Times
4 stars – The Independent
She Twists The Knife Again/Genesis Hall/Gethsemane/Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair/Heart Needs A Home/Pharaoh/Keep Your Distance/Meet You On The Ledge/Devonside/Ghost Of You Walks/Bathsheba Smiles/Crazy Man Michael/Guns Are The Tongues/Why Must I Plead?/What If?/They Tore The Hippodrome Down/Seven Brothers/Rainbow Over The Hill/Never Again/I Must Have a March/Poor Ditching Boy/Alexander Graham Bell/Sloth/Push And Shove/I’ll Take All My Sorrows To The Sea/Poor Will And The Jolly Hangman/She Played Right Into My Hands/End Of The Rainbow