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Watching the Dark: The History of Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson: Watching the Dark (Hannibal HNCD 5303)

Watching the Dark: The History of Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson

Hannibal HNCD 5303 (3 CD, USA, 1993)

Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. A Man in Need (3.32)
    with the Watersons; from Shoot Out the Lights

1987-1988

  1. Can't Win (9.11)
  2. Waltzing's for Dreamers (4.06)
  3. Crash the Party (5.33)
  4. I Still Dream (5.09)
  5. Bird in God's Garden (5.41)

1969-1970: Fairport Convention

  1. Now Be Thankful (2.24)
    Fairport Convention single
  2. A Sailor's Life (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (11.22)
    from the Unhalfbricking recording sessions
  3. Genesis Hall (3.37)
    from Unhalfbricking

1981-82

  1. The Knife Edge (5.31)
  2. Walking on a Wire (5.24)
  3. Small Town Romance (3.33)
  4. The Shepherd Boy's March / Maggie Cameron (4.57)
  5. Wall of Death (3.42)

1978-1980

  1. For Shame of Doing Wrong (4.27)
  2. Back Street Slide (4.23)
  3. Strange Affair (3.08)
  4. The Wrong Heartbeat (3.08)
  5. Borrowed Time (5.35)

1990-1992

  1. From Galway to Graceland (4.45)
  2. Tear Stained Letter (6.51)
  3. Keep Your Distance (4.11)
  4. Bogie's Bonnie Belle (Roud 2155; G/D 7:1396) (3.49)
  5. Poor Wee Jockey Clark (2.29)

1974-1975

  1. Jet Plane in a Rocking Chair (2.42)
  2. Dimming of the Day (3.50)
  3. Old Man Inside a Young Man (4.25)
  4. Never Again (3.05)
  5. Hokey Pokey (The Ice Cream Song) (3.20)
  6. A Heart Needs a Home (2.30)
  7. Beat the Retreat (5.50)
CD 3

1985-1986

  1. Al Bowlly's in Heaven (5.10)
  2. Walking Through a Wasted Land (4.01)
  3. When the Spell Is Broken (6.52)
  4. Devonside (3.52)
  5. Little Blue Number (2.52)
  6. I Ain't Going to Drag My Feet No More (5.09)

1972-1973

  1. Withered and Died (3.24)
  2. Nobody's Wedding (3.13)
  3. The Poor Ditching Boy (3.01)
  4. The Great Valerio (5.21)
  5. Twisted (1.58)

1983-1984

  1. Calvary Cross (7.06)
  2. Jennie (3.57)
  3. Hand of Kindness (6.03)
  4. Two Left Feet (3.52)
  5. Shoot Out the Lights (5.32)

All tracks Richard Thompson except
CD 1 track 6a Hakim Conrad Archuletta;
CD 1 track 6b Fred Frith;
CD 1 track 7 Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick;
CD 1 tracks 8, 13, CD 2 tracks 9-10 trad.