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One Clear Moment

Linda Thompson: One Clear Moment (Warner 925 164-1)

One Clear Moment
Linda Thompson

Warner Bros. Records 925 164-1 (LP, USA, 1985)
Rhino Records RHM2 7819 (CD, USA, 2003)

Linda Thompson: One Clear Moment (Warner W9010)

One Clear Moment / Talking Like a Man
Linda Thompson

Warner Bros. Records W9010 (single, USA, 1985)

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Produced by Hugh Murphy

Musicians

Linda Thompson, vocals;
Betsy Cook, musical director, backing vocals, keyboards;
Jerry Donahue, Albert Lee, Liam Genockey, Gary Twigg, Stephen Lipson, Fran Breen, Chris Baylis, Kevin Powell

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Can't Stop the Girl (3.52)
  2. One Clear Moment (3.58)
  3. Telling Me Lies (4.42)
  4. In Love with the Flame (3.54)
  5. Les Trois Beaux Oiseaux de Paradis (2.24)
  1. Take Me on the Subway (3.36)
  2. Best of Friends (3.50)
  3. Hell, High Water and Heartache (4.18)
  4. Just Enough to Keep Me Hanging On (3.25)
  5. Lover Won't You Throw Me a Line (3.24)
  6. Only a Boy (live) (2.48)
CD Bonus Tracks
  1. Talking Like a Man (single B side) (3.21)
  2. Shady Lies (2.05)
  3. Faithful (3.40)
  4. He May Call You up Tonight (1.58)
  5. I'm Blowin' Away (2.29)

Tracks 1-2, 10 Betsy Cook, Linda Thompson;
Tracks 3-4, 8 Linda Thompson, Betsy Cook;
Track 5 Maurice Ravel;
Tracks 6-7 Betsy Cook;
Track 9 Buddy Mize, Ira Allen;
Track 11-12 Linda Thompson;
Track 13 Richard Thompson;
Track 14 Eric Andersen;
Track 15 Michael Brown, Steve Martin;
Track 16 Eric Kaz

> Folk Music > Records > Linda Thompson: Dreams Fly Away

Dreams Fly Away

Linda Thompson: Dreams Fly Away (Hannibal HNCD 1379)

Dreams Fly Away
A History of Linda Thompson
Linda Thompson

Hannibal Records HNCD 1379 (CD, UK, 1996)

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Tracks

  1. Lonely Hearts (5.05)
  2. Walking on a Wire (5.11)
    (previously unreleased)
  3. I Live Not Where I Love (Roud 593) (5.22)
    from Simon Nicol: Before Your Time
  4. Sometimes It Happens (2.05)
    (previously unreleased)
  5. For Shame of Doing Wrong (4.41)
  6. Talking Like a Man (3.21)
    (remixed B-side)
  7. Sisters (4.48)
  8. Shay Fan Yan Lay (1.04)
    (long deleted UK recording, previously unreleased in the US)
  9. One Clear Moment (4.07)
    (remix)
  10. First Light (4.03)
    (demo, previously commercially unavailable)
  11. Pavanne (5.11)
    (live, previously unreleased)
  12. Many Dreams Must Fly Away (2.42)
    (demo, previously unreleased version)
  13. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (3.07)
  14. The Great Valerio (5.15)
    (live, previously unreleased)
  15. Insult to Injury (3.43)
    (demo, previously unreleased)
  16. The Poor Boy is Taken Away (3.33)
  17. Blackwaterside (Roud 312; Laws O1; Henry H811) (2.06)
    (previously unreleased)
  18. Telling Me Lies (4.21)
  19. I'm a Dreamer (4.05)
    (previously unreleased, from the Richard and Linda Thompson recording sessions with producer Gerry Rafferty at Chipping Norton Studios in September / October 1980; Linda Thompson, lead and backing vocals; Richard Thompson, acoustic and electric guitars; Simon Nicol, acoustic guitar; Pete Zorn, bass; Liam Genockey, drums; Betsy Cook, wurlitzer piano, backing vocals; Gerry Rafferty, backing vocals)
  20. Dimming of the Day (3.39)
    (previously unreleased)

Tracks 1-2, 5, 7, 10, 13-14, 16, 20 Richard Thompson;
Track 3 trad. arr. Simon Nicol;
Track 4 Brian Patten, Mike Westbrook;
Track 6 Linda Thompson;
Track 3 trad. arr. The Home Service;
Tracks 9, 12, 18 Linda Thompson, Betsy Cook;
Track 11 Richard & Linda Thompson;
Track 17 trad. arr. Linda Thompson, Graeme Taylor;
Track 19 Graeme Taylor

> Folk Music > Records > Linda Thompson: Give Me a Sad Song

Linda Thompson: Give Me a Sad Song

Linda Thompson: Give Me a Sad Song (Fledg'ling FLED 3020)

Give Me a Sad Song
Linda Thompson

Fledg'ling Records FLED 3020 (CD, UK, April 2, 2001)

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Compilation produced by Linda Thompson, Edward Haber and David Suff
Mastered for CD by Denis Blackham at Country Masters
CD package design by Fledg'ling Records London
(P) and © A Wing & A Prayer Ltd.

Tracks

Tracks 1-5:
Demo session recorded at The Crypt, St John the Baptist, Holland Park, London by Mike Steyn, December 8, 1970
Linda Thompson, vocals; Martin Carthy, guitar
  1. Story of Isaac (4.07)
  2. Down River (4.15)
  3. Fire and Rain (3.22)
  4. From a City Balcony (3.45)
  5. Get Back (2.00)
Tracks 6-9:
From the 1976 LP Brian Pattern: Vanishing Trick, recorded at The Crypt, St John the Baptist, Holland Park, London by Mike Steyn during 1972
Linda Thompson, vocals; Richard Thompson, guitar; Andy Roberts, guitar; John Taylor, electric piano; Neil Innes, piano, celeste, organ; Dave Richards, bass; Gerry Conway, drums
  1. Sometimes It Happens (2.54)
  2. Embroidered Butterflies (3.15)
  3. After Frost (1.56)
  4. You Missed the Sunflowers at Their Height (2.20)
Tracks 10-11:
Recorded at Sound Techniques in 1973 by John Wood. Track 11 previously released on The World Is a Wonderful Place
Linda Thompson, vocals; Richard Thompson, guitar, bass; Lindsay Cooper, oboe
  1. Restless Boy (4.15)
  2. The World Is a Wonderful Place (3.29)
Tracks 12-13:
Recorded in the Lake District by Granada TV for Music on the Move, July 20, 1983
Linda Thompson, vocals; Graeme Taylor, acoustic guitar
  1. Abandoned (3.16)
  2. Hell, Highwater & Heartache (1.57)
Track 14:
Demo recorded at Birdland Studios in 1985 by Hugh Murphy for the CD Circle Dance
Linda Thompson, vocals; Betsy Cook, keyboards
  1. Her Father Was a Sailor (2.54)
Track 15:
Demo recorded at Jive Cottage in 1984 by Hugh Murphy
Linda Thompson, vocals; Betsy Cook, keyboards
  1. When I Mention Love (3.59)
Tracks 16-17:
Demos recorded at Gateway Studios, Battersea, London in November 1986
Linda Thompson, vocals; Betsy Cook, keyboards, vocals; Nico Ramsden, guitars; Mark Smith, bass
  1. Give Me a Sad Song (4.07)
  2. Aimless Love (3.04)

Track 1 Leonard Cohen;
Track 2 David Ackles;
Track 3 James Taylor;
Track 4 Edwin Morgan, Archie Fisher;
Track 5 John Lennon, Paul McCartney;
Track 6 Brian Patten, Neil Innes;
Tracks 7, 8 Brian Patten, Mike Westbrook;
Track 9 Brian Patten, Andy Roberts;
Tracks 10, 11 Richard Thompson;
Track 12 Lucinda Williams;
Tracks 13-16 Linda Thompson, Betsy Cook;
Track 17 John Prine

> Folk Music > Records > Linda Thompson: Fashionably Late

Linda Thompson: Fashionably Late

Linda Thompson: Fashionably Late (Topic TSCD821)

Fashionably Late
Linda Thompson

Topic Records TSCD821 (CD, UK, 2002)

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Produced by Edward Haber;
Mixed by John Wood

Musicians

Linda Thompson, vocals [2-5, 7, 9-10], lead and harmony vocals [1, 6, 8], tambourine [8], guitar [8];
Teddy Thompson, acoustic guitar [1, 3, 6, 8, 10], lead and harmony vocals [6], harmony vocals [1], backing vocals [3];
Kamila Thompson, harmony vocals [8, 10], backing vocals [1];
Richard Thompson, electric guitar [1], backing vocals [1];
Danny Thompson, double bass [1, 4], arco bass [4];
Jeff Berman, snare drum [1], tambourine [1];
John Doyle, acoustic guitar [2, 4, 7];
Richard Greene, fiddle [2];
Van Dyke Parks, accordion [2, 6], Hammond B-3 organ [6];
Kate Rusby, acoustic guitar [5], harmony vocals [2, 5];
Jerry Donahue, electric guitar [3];
Geraint Watkins, Hammond B-3 organ [3];
Peter Adams, keyboard [3];
Mike Rivard, electric bass [3];
Dave Mattacks, drums [3];
Rufus Wainwright, backing vocals [3];
Martha Wainwright, backing vocals [3];
John McCusker, cittern [5];
Andy Cutting, diatonic accordion [5];
Rori McFarlane, fretless electric bass [5];
Kathryn Tickell, Northumbrian small pipes [7];
Eliza Carthy, fiddle [8], harmony vocals [8];
Philip Pickett, crumhorns [8];
Dave Pegg, acoustic bass guitar [8], mandolin [8];
Chris Cutler, drums [8];
Martin Carthy, acoustic guitar [9];
The Wrecking Crew: Howard Gott, Ruth Gottlieb, violin; Sophie Sirota, Robert Spriggs, viola; Sarah Willson, cello; Andy Waterworth, double bass; string arrangement by Robert Kirby [9]

Tracks

  1. Dear Mary (3.29)
  2. Miss Murray (4.02)
  3. All I See (4.38)
  4. Nine Stone Rig (3.13)
  5. No Telling (4.59)
  6. Evona Darling (3.18)
  7. The Banks of the Clyde (for Brian) (5.38)
  8. Weary Life (3.41)
  9. Paint & Powder Beauty (5.45)
  10. Dear Old Man of Mine (3.25)

Tracks 1-2 Teddy Thompson, Linda Thompson;
Track 3 Teddy Thompson;
Tracks 4, 8, 10 Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson;
Tracks 5, 7 Linda Thompson;
Track 6 Lal Waterson;
Track 9 Linda Thompson, Rufus Wainwright

> Folk Music > Records > Linda Thompson: Versatile Heart

Linda Thompson: Versatile Heart

Linda Thompson: Versatile Heart (Rounder 11661-3217-2)

Versatile Heart
Linda Thompson

Rounder Records 11661-3217-2 (CD, UK, August 2007)

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Produced by Edward Haber;
Tracks 2, 6-7, and 10 co-produced by Teddy Thompson;
Mixed by Jay Newland

Musicians

Linda Thompson, vocals [2-12], harmony vocals [4, 12], chorus [5];
Jenny Muldaur, harmony vocals [2];
Martha Wainwright, harmony vocals [3];
Antony, harmony vocals [4];
Susan McKeown, chorus [5], harmony vocals [12];
Janine Nichols, chorus [5];
Kamila Thompson, harmony vocals [6, 8], backing vocals [9];
Barbershop Quartet Round Midnight: Larry Bobmack, tenor; T.J. Carello, lead; Wayne Grimmer, baritone; Jeff Glemboski, bass [12];

Teddy Thompson, acoustic guitar [1-3, 6, 10], piano [3], backing vocals [9], harmony vocals [10];
David Mansfield, mandolin [2], acoustic guitar [6, 10], electric guitar [6, 7];
Jeff Hill, electric bass [2, 6, 10], double bass [7, 10];
George Javori, drums [2, 6-7, 10], dumbek [2], tambourine [2], percussion [6];
Bill Dobrow, shakers [2];
John Kirkpatrick, Anglo concertina [3], button accordion [9];
John Doyle, acoustic guitar [5, 8-9];
John Joe Kelly, bodhrán [5];
Rob Burger, Hammond organ [6], pump organ [9];
Brad Albetta, double bass [9];
Larry Campbell, fiddle [10], acoustic guitar [11];
James Walbourne, electric guitar [10];
Eliza Carthy, Hohner organetta and harmony vocals [12];
Martin Carthy, acoustic guitar [12];

The Downtown Silver Band: Steven Bernstein, alto horn, flugelhorn; Frank London, alto horn, cornet; Dan Levine, euphonium, tuba [2];
Maxim Moston, violins [4];
Antoine Silverman, violin [4];
David Creswell, viola [4];
Anja Wood, cello [4];
Byron Isaacs, double bass [4];
Rob Moose, nylon string guitar, violins [4];
The Scorchia Quartet: Gregor Kitzis, Paul Woodiel, violins; Martha Mooke, viola; Leah Coloff, cello [13]

Tracks

  1. Stay Bright (1.31)
  2. Versatile Heart (3.25)
  3. The Way I Love You (3.57)
  4. Beauty (4.14)
  5. Katy Cruel (Roud 1645; G/D 4:725) (2.21)
  6. Nice Cars (2.45)
  7. Do Your Best for Rock 'n' Roll (4.46)
  8. Day After Tomorrow (5.04)
  9. Blue & Gold (3.02)
  10. Give Me a Sad Song (3.56)
  11. Go Home (4.31)
  12. Whisky, Bob Copper and Me (2.50)
  13. Stay Bright (1.46)

Tracks 1, 13 Teddy Thompson;
Tracks 2-3, 7, 9 Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson;
Track 4 Rufus Wainwright;
Track 5 trad. arr. Linda Thompson, John Doyle;
Track 6 Kamila Thompson;
Track 8 Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan;
Track 10 Linda Thompson, Betsy Cook;
Tracks 11-12 Linda Thompson

> Folk Music > Records > Linda Thompson: Won't Be Long Now

Linda Thompson: Won't Be Long Now

Linda Thompson: Won't Be Long Now (Topic TSCD822)

Won't Be Long Now
Linda Thompson

Topic Records TSCD822 (CD, UK, October 14, 2013)
Topic Records 12TS822 (LP, UK, November 18, 2013)

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Mostly produced by Edward Haber;
For recording studios and more details see the album's liner notes on the individual tracks;
Photography by Annabel Vere;
Design and art direction by Martin Rowsell, Simply Marvellous Music

Musicians

Linda Thompson, vocals [2-3, 5-6, 8-11], lead vocals [1, 7], harmony vocals [1, 5], chorus vocals [7];
Richard Thompson, acoustic guitar [1];
John Doyle, acoustic guitar [2, 5];
Amy Helm, harmony vocals [3, 11];
Sam Amidon, acoustic guitar [3], banjo [3];
David Mansfield, Weissenborn guitar [3], mandolin [9, 11];
Kamila Thompson, lead vocals [4], harmony vocals [4, 11], backing vocals [9];
Muna Thompson Mascolo, harmony vocals [4];
Teddy Thompson, acoustic guitar [4, 8-9, 11], harmony vocals [4, 8], backing vocals [9];
Jack Thompson, electric bass [4];
Zak Hobbs, lead and rhythm guitar [4], mandolins [4], acoustic guitar [9];
Gerry Conway, drums [4];
Glenn Patscha, piano [4], Hammond organ [4, 5], pump organ [5];
Dave Swarbrick, fiddle [5, 7];
Martin Carthy, acoustic guitar [6-7];
Garo Yellin, cello [6];
Eliza Carthy, melodeons [7], lead and chorus vocals [7];
Susan McKeown, lead and chorus vocals [7], backing vocals [9];
Jeff Hill, electric bass [9];
George Javon, drums [9];
John Kirkpatrick, button accordion [9];
Rob Burger, Hammond organ [9];
Jason Crigler, acoustic and electric guitar [9], backing vocals [9];
James Walbourne, electric slide guitar [9];
Jenni Muldaur, backing vocals [9];
Tony Trischka, banjo [11];
Brad Albetta, electric bass [11];
Bill Dobrow, percussion [11]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Love's for Babies and Fools (3.38)
  2. Never Put to Sea Boys (3.19)
  3. If I Were a Bluebird (6.49)
  4. As Fast As My Feet (3.52)
  5. Father Son Ballad (3.37)
  1. Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience (3.28)
  2. Mr. Tams (3.42)
  3. Paddy's Lamentation (3.09)
    from the motion picture Gangs of New York
  4. Never the Bride (5.01)
  5. Blue Bleezin' Blind Drunk (Roud 6333) (2.11)
    recorded live at The Bottom Line
  6. It Won't Be Long Now (2.36)

Track 1 Linda Thompson;
Track 2 Linda Thompson, John Doyle;
Track 3 Linda Thompson, Ron Sexsmith;
Track 4 words Anna McGarrigle, Chaim Tannenbaum, music Anna McGarrigle;
Tracks 5, 11 Teddy Thompson;
Track 6 words Charles Causley, music Tony Callen;
Tracks 7, 9 Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson;
Track 8 trad. arr. Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson;
Track 10 trad., additional words by Belle Stewart and Linda Thompson

Videos

> Folk Music > Records > Linda Thompson: My Mother Doesn't Know I'm on the Stage

My Mother Doesn't Know I'm on the Stage

Linda Thompson: My Mother Doesn't Know I'm on the Stage (Omnivore OVCD-296)

Linda Thompson presents
My Mother Doesn't Know I'm on the Stage

Omnivore Recordings OVCD-296 (CD, UK, October 12, 2018)

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Produced by Linda Thompson and Edward Haber;
Recorded at the Lyric Hammersmith, London in May 2005 except see the album's liner notes on the individual tracks;
Mixed by Edward Haber and Linda Thompson at Betrayal Studios, New York;
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk, Peekskill, New York;
Cover photo by Benedict Grey;
Additional photos by Ilana Pelzig Cellum and Ed Haber;
Cover design by Zak Hobbs, package design by Greg Allen

Musicians

Linda Thompson, vocals [1, 5, 14], harmony vocals [9];
Michael Haslam, piano [1-2, 5, 7-8, 10, 13], backing vocals [1], vocals [1, 14];
George Hinchliffe, ukulele [1, 7, 14], bass [10], vocals [14];
Maimuna Thompson, backing vocals [1];
Martha Wainwright, vocals [2, 14];
Colin Firth, vocals [3];
Steven Large, piano [3];
James Walbourne, guitar, whistling and vocals [4];
Bob Davenport, vocals [6, 14];
Roger Digby, concertina [6, 14], vocals [14];
Justin Vivian Bond, vocals [7, 14];
Teddy Thompson, vocals [8, 10, 13-14], acoustic guitar [13];
John Foreman, vocals [9];
Cara Dillon, vocals [12, 14];
Sam Lakeman, piano [12], vocals [14];
Roy Hudd, vocals [13];
Jools Holland, piano and backing vocals [13];
Kamila Thompson, vocals [14];

Tracks

  1. [LT] I Might Learn to Love Him Later On (Tra-La-La-La) (4.15)
  2. [MW] Beautiful Dreamer (2.22)
  3. [CF] My Mother Doesn't Know I'M on the Stage (2.51)
  4. [JW] London Heart (4.42)
  5. [LT] Good-Bye Dolly Gray (4.08)
  6. [BD] I Wish You Were Here Again (2.06)
  7. [JVB] A Good Man Is Hard to Find (5.38)
  8. [TT] Here I Am Broken Hearted (4.17)
  9. [JF, LT] If It Wasn't for the 'ouses in Between (or, The Cockney's Garden) (3.22)
  10. [TT] Berlington Bertie from Bow (3.58)
  11. [CD] The Lark in the Clear Air (Roud 24791) (2.40)
  12. [RH] Wotcher! (Knocked 'Em Dead in the Old Kent Road) (1.27)
  13. [TT] Brother, Can You Spare a Dime (2.47)
  14. [all] Show Me the Way to Go Home (1.00)

Track 1 R.P. Weston,, Bert Lee;
Track 2 Stephen C. Foster;
Track 3 Billy Bennett;
Track 4 James Walbourne;
Track 5 Will D. Cobb, Paul Barnes;
Track 6 Harry Lauder;
Track 7 Eddie Green;
Track 8 Ray Henderson, Buddy DeSilva, Lew Brown;
Track 9 Edgar Bateman, George Le Brunn;
Track 10 William Hargreaves;
Track 11 word Sir Samuel Ferguson, music trad.;
Track 12 Albert Chevalier, Charles Ingle;
Track 13 E.Y. Harburg, Jay Corney;
Track 14 Irving King aka James Campbell, Reginal Connelly