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The Best of Richard and Linda Thompson: The Island Record Years

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Hammy, what is

the "Calvary Cross" you refer to? Is it on this album?

An Unfortunate Omission in "Calvary Cross"

Yes, in response to previous reviewer--this is the last song on the disc, a long, ruminative yet deceptively intense piece that sounds like nothing else I've ever heard. Unfortunate that it is not included here.


Referring to Hammys review; everything being personal, to me 'The Calvary Cross" just doesn't compare to 'Dimming of the Day" by Linda Thompson or Richard's '1952 Vincent Black Lightening". With all due respect Hammy, 'The Calvary Cross is a fine opus, but just a little too strungout.


Born: 1948 in Hackney, London, England

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

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

Born Linda Pettifer, Linda Thompson, then known as Linda Peters, made an inauspicious debut as half of Paul & Linda in 1968. The duo, which included singer Paul McNeill, recorded two singles, the first being a cover of Bob Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" for MGM in the U.K. In 1972, following a couple of years of session work, singing commercial jingles, and working the folk clubs around London, she teamed with friend Sandy Denny and other assorted members of the British folk-rock scene to...
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