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Live At the BBC

Richard Thompson

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Album Review

Cataloging recordings that span the best part of 40 years, Live at the BBC is a three-CD/DVD set from Richard Thompson, one of the most highly influential guitarists and songwriters in British music. Including duets with Linda Thompson such as “I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight” and “Shoot Out the Lights,” there is also work from his 1000 Years of Popular Music project, including covers such as the Kinks' “See My Friends” and “So Ben Mi Ca Bon Tempo,” an Italian cathedral song from the 16th century. Live at the BBC is an immense body of work that displays Thompson’s effortless ability to play many different styles with aplomb., Rovi

Biography

Born: 03 April 1949 in Notting Hill, London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

For years, Richard Thompson resided in relative obscurity, while at the same time garnering vast critical praise for his magnificent guitar work and the dark wit and richness of his extraordinary songwriting. A founding member of the seminal British folk-rock group Fairport Convention, he remained with the band for five studio albums — Fairport Convention (1968), What We Did on Our Holiday (released as Fairport Convention in the U.S.) (1968), Unhalfbricking (1969), Liege and Lief (1969), and...
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