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Richard & Linda Thompson: Shoot Out the Lights

Richard & Linda Thompson: Shoot Out the Lights (Hannibal HNCD 1303)

Shoot Out the Lights
Richard & Linda Thompson

Hannibal HNBL 1303 (LP, USA, March 1982)
Hannibal HNCD 1303 (CD, USA, 1986)
Rhino (2 CD, USA, 12 October 2010)

Don't Renege on Our Love / Living in Luxury
Richard & Linda Thompson

Hannibal HNS 703 (single, USA, April 1982)

Recorded and mixed in Olympic Studios, Chelsea, London;
Engineered by Bill Gill;
Produced by Joe Boyd;
Cover photo by Gered Mankowitz

The bonus CD of the 2010 reissue contains 11 unreleased live performances, all but one taken from shows in San Francisco and Santa Cruz, California in Spring 1982.


Richard Thompson, vocals, lead guitar, accordion and hammered dulcimer;
Linda Thompson, vocals;
Simon Nicol, rhythm guitar;
Dave Pegg, bass [3, 6-8];
Pete Zorn, bass [1-2, 4-5] and backing vocals;
Dave Mattacks, drums

The Watersons (Norma, Mike, Lal Waterson and Martin Carthy), backing vocals definitely on [3, 6], possibly on [1];
Clive Gregson, backing vocals;
Stephen Corbett, Brian Jones, cornet;
Phil Goodwin, tuba;
Stepen Barnett, Mark Cutts, trombone


Side 1Side 2
  1. Don't Renege on Our Love (4.15)
  2. Walking on a Wire (5.24)
  3. Man in Need (3.32)
  4. Just the Motion (5.16)
  1. Shoot Out the Lights (5.20)
  2. Back Street Slide (4.29)
  3. Did She Jump (4.45)
  4. Wall of Death (3.42)

1986 CD bonus track:

  1. Living in Luxury (2.30)

2010 reissue bonus CD

  1. Dargai
  2. Back Street Slide
  3. Pavanne
  4. I'll Keep It With Mine
  5. Borrowed Time
  6. Did She Jump or Was She Pushed?
  7. I'm a Dreamer
  8. Honky Tonk Blues
  9. Shoot Out the Lights
  10. For Shame of Doing Wrong
  11. Dimming of the Day

All songs by Richard Thompson © 1982 Island Music
except Did She Jump by Richard & Linda Thompson © 1982 Island Music / Bee Mee Music


Thanks to Bob Hudson for the Waterson details.