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Live at the BBC

Richard Thompson: Live at the BBC (Universal 533 290-9)

Live at the BBC
Richard Thompson featuring Linda Thompson

Universal 533 290-9 (3 CD + DVD, UK, 20 June 2011)

Musicians

Richard Thompson, guitar, vocals; banjo [DVD: 9];
Linda Thompson, vocals [CD 1; DVD: 1-11]; guitar [DVD: 7];
Dave Pegg, bass [CD 1: 12-18];
Dave Mattacks, drums [CD 1: 12-18; DVD: 3-9];
Pete Zorn, bass [CD 2: 4-10; DVD: 3-9];
John Kirkpatrick, accordion, melodeon [CD 2: 4-10; DVD: 3-9];
Gerry Conway, drums [CD 2: 4-10; DVD: 12-18];
Clive Gregson, guitar, backing vocals [CD 2: 4-10; DVD: 12-18];
Christine Collister, backing vocals [CD 2: 4-10; DVD: 12-18];
Pete Thomas, saxophones [CD 2: 4-10];
Simon Nicol, guitar [DVD: 3-11];
Rory McFarlane, bass [DVD: 12-18]

Tracks

CD 1: Richard & Linda Thompson CD 2: Richard Thompson

Session recorded for John Peel, 1 January 1973

  1. The Little Beggar Girl (3.09)
  2. Dragging the River (2.16)
  3. The Great Valerio (5.03)
  4. The Neasden Hornpipe / The Avebury Particle Accelerator / The Flowing Tide (4.52)

Session recorded for the BBC, 24 January 1974

  1. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (3.08)

Session recorded for John Peel, 11 February 1975

  1. Hokey Pokey (3.13)
  2. Georgie on a Spree (3.38)
  3. I'll Regret It All in the Morning (3.40)

Session recorded for John Peel, 24 February 1975

  1. A Heart Needs a Home (3.45)
  2. Wishing (2.12)
  3. I'm Turning Off a Memory (2.30)

Live at the Paris Theatre, 22 May 1982

  1. A Man in Need (3.33)
  2. Withered and Died (3.26)
  3. New Fangled Flogging Reel / Kerry Reel (2.27)
  4. Shoot Out the Lights (5.22)
  5. It's Just the Motion (6.19)
  6. Back Street Slide (4.45)
  7. Night Comes In (5.14)

Recorded for Folk on Two, 1982

  1. Dimming of the Day (4.06)
  2. Modern Woman (3.12)

Recorded for the Andy Kershaw Show, 1 July 1985

  1. She Twists the Knife Again (2.53)
  2. You Don't Say (3.28)
  3. When the Spell Is Broken (3.40)

Live at The Hammersmith Palais, 20 November 1986

  1. The Angels Took My Racehorse Away (4.52)
  2. Valerie (3.31)
  3. Jennie (5.30)
  4. You Don't Say (4.40)
  5. Fire in the Engine Room (3.25)
  6. Wall of Death (3.32)
  7. Nearly in Love (4.07)

Recorded for the Andy Kershaw Show, 7 January 1987

  1. Valerie (3.02)

Recorded for the Andy Kershaw Show, 1 July 1985

  1. When the Spell Is Broken (4.22)
  2. Two Left Feet (3.00)
  3. Turning of the Tide (2.28)
  4. Simple Again (3.39)
  5. Ghosts in the Wind (4.59)
  6. Shoot Out the Lights (4.28)
  7. She Twists the Knife Again (3.10)
  8. Withered and Died (3.46)
  9. The End of the Rainbow (4.06)
CD 3; Richard ThompsonDVD

Recorded for the Andy Kershaw Show, 28 September 2001

  1. Gethsemane (5.03)
  2. The Outside of the Inside (4.23)
  3. Wall of Death (3.29)

Recorded for the Andy Kershaw Show, 25 April 2003

  1. Word Unspoken Sight Unseen (4.14)
  2. Kidzz (3.10)
  3. Did She Jump or Was She Pushed? (3.57)
  4. The End of the Rainbow (3.41)

Recorded for Evening Sequence, 18 May 2004

  1. One Door Opens (3.59)
  2. The Outside of the Inside (4.19)

Recorded for Tom Robinson on 6 Music, 27 July 2005

  1. Let It Blow (4.26)
  2. Old Thames Side (3.45)
  3. Dad's Gonna Kill Me (4.27)
  4. Down Where the Drunkards Roll (4.12)
  5. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (2.32)
  6. Needle and Thread (3.30)

Recorded for Bob Harris, 27 December 2008

  1. So Ben Mi Ca Bon Tempo (2.14)
  2. Hunting the Wren (2.59)
  3. See My Friends (3.59)

Recorded for 6 Music's Hub, 9 January 2009

  1. Time's Gonna Break You (4.06)
  2. William Brown (2.37)
  3. Meet on the Ledge (2.49)

Richard & Linda Thompson, The Old Grey Whistle Test, 7 March 1975

  1. Jet Plane in a Rocking Chair
  2. A Heart Needs a Home

Richard & Linda Thompson, A Little Night Music, 19 August 1981

  1. Night Comes In
  2. I'm a Dreamer
  3. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
  4. Shoot Out the Lights
  5. You're Going to Need Somebody
  6. Dargai
  7. Dimming of the Day

Richard & Linda Thompson, Jake Thackray & Songs, 6 January 1981

  1. Pavanne
  2. Just the Motion

Richard Thompson, Late Night in Concert at Barriemore's Club, Ottawa, 13 August 1985

  1. Fire in the Engine Room
  2. She Twists the Knife Again
  3. Wall of Death
  4. When the Spell Is Broken
  5. Did She Jump or Was She Pushed?
  6. Wrong Heartbeat
  7. Tear Stained Letter

Richard Thompson, The Old Grey Whistle Test, 7 May 1985

  1. She Twists the Knife Again

All tracks by Richard Thompson except
CD 1 track 10 Buddy Holly, Richard Montgomery;
CD 1 track 11 Merle Haggard;
CD 3, track 6, DVD tracks 10, 16 Richard & Linda Thompson;
CD 3, track 16 Orazio Vecchi arr. Richard Thompson;
CD 3, tracks 17, 20 trad. arr. Richard Thompson;
CD 3, track 18 Ray Davies;
DVD track 4 Sandy Denny;