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Beat the Retreat: Songs by Richard Thompson

Beat the Retreat: Songs by Richard Thompson (Capitol 7243 8 31 482 2 6)

Beat the Retreat: Songs by Richard Thompson
Various Artists

Capitol 0777 7 95929 1 3 (LP, UK, 1994)
Capitol 7243 8 31 482 2 6 (CD, UK, 1994)

Produced by John Chelew (except when otherwise noted)
Recorded and mixed by Joe Schiff (except when otherwise noted)
Recorded and mixed at Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood (except when otherwise noted)

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. X: Shoot Out the Lights (4.46)
    John Doe: vocal, electric bass; Exene Cervenca: vocal; D.J. Bonebrake: drums; Tony Gilkyson: electric guitar (left); with David Hidalgo: electric guitar (right)
  2. R.E.M.: Wall of Death (3.09)
    Michael Stipe: vocal; Peter Buck: guitar; Mike Mills: electric bass, piano, harmony vocal; Bill Berry: drums; with John Keane: pedal steel guitar
  3. Bonnie Raitt: When the Spell Is Broken (5.18)
    Bonnie Raitt: vocal, electric slide & acoustic guitar; The Five Blind Boys of Alabama: vocals; Fred Tackett: electric guitar; Bill Payne: Hammond B-3 organ; James “Hutch” Hutchinson: electric bass; Ricky Fataar: drums
  4. Bob Mould: Turning of the Tide (3.09)
    Bob Mould: vocal, electric guitar; John Doe: electric bass, harmony vocal; D.J. Bonebrake: drums
  5. Syd Straw and Evan Dando: For Shame of Doing Wrong (5.03)
    Syd Straw and Evan Dando: vocals; John Jorgenson: electric guitar; Robert Lloyd: Hammond B-3 organ; Duke McVinnie: electric bass; Alan Bezozi: drums
  6. Los Lobos: Down Where the Drunkards Roll (3.40)
    David Hidalgo: vocal, acoustic and electric guitars, taped guitar, accordion; Cesar Rosas: electric guitar; Conrad Lozano: electric bass; Louie Perez: drums & percussion; Victor Bisetti: drums & percussion
  7. June Tabor: Beat the Retreat (6.11)
    June Tabor: vocal; Martin Carthy: acoustic guitar; James Burton: electric guitar; David Lindley: electric slide guitar; Danny Thompson: double bass; D.J. Bonebrake: drums
  8. June Tabor: Genesis Hall (2.21)
    June Tabor: vocal
  1. Dinosaur Jr: I Misunderstood (3.48)
    J Mascis: vocal, electric guitars, drums; with Mike Watt: electric bass
  2. Graham Parker: The Madness of Love (4.54)
    Graham Parker: vocal, acoustic guitar, harmonica; Jamie Hoover: electric guitar; Joel Diamond: Hammond B-3 organ; Graham Maby: electric bass, background vocal; Gary Burke: drums, background vocal
  3. David Byrne: Just the Motion (3.23)
    David Byrne: vocals, guitars; Mitchell Froom: keyboards; Jerry Scheff: electric bass; Pete Thomas: drums
  4. Beausoleil: Valerie (3.32)
    Michael Doucet: vocal, violin; David Doucet: acoustic guitar, background vocal; Jimmy Breaux: accordion; Tommy Corneaux: electric bass; Tommy Alesi: drums; Billy Ware: percussion; with James Burton: electric guitar
  5. Shawn Colvin and Loudon Wainwright III: A Heart Needs a Home (3.35)
    Shawn Colvin and Loudon Wainwright III: vocals and acoustic guitars
  6. The Five Blind Boys of Alabama: Dimming of the Day (3.34)
    Clarence Fountain, Jimmy Carter, George Scott, Curtis Foster, Bobby Butler: vocals; with David Hidalgo: electric lap steel guitar, percussion; and Robert Lloyd: Hammond B-3 organ
  7. Maddy Prior, Martin Carthy: Farewell, Farewell (3.21)
    Maddy Prior: vocal; Martin Carthy: acoustic guitar, vocal; David Hidalgo: electric guitar; Robert Lloyd: Hammond B-3 organ
  8. Maddy Prior, Martin Carthy: The Great Valerio (7.08)
    Maddy Prior: vocal; Martin Carthy: acoustic guitar

All songs written by Richard Thompson