New Richard Thompson acoustic album lands August

As we reported last month, folk legend Richard Thompson will release Acoustic Classics Vol. II on his own Beeswing record label, distributed via Proper, on August 11. On the heels of Acoustic Classics in 2014, the follow-up will feature acoustic renderings of classic songs from his catalogue, some previously recorded by other singers, some previously available only in a band format. A second album Acoustic Rarities will be released later in the year featuring new recordings of some of the more obscure songs in the Thompson catalogue, some previously existing only as cover versions. 

And in the meantime when he’s not busy berating the quality of chart music these days (see his speech at this year’s AMA-UK awards), you can catch him live around the UK in October with support from the rather fantastic Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

Tracklisting for Acoustic Classics II

1. She Twists The Knife Again – 2:49
2. The Ghost Of You Walks – 4:41
3. Genesis Hall – 3:30
4. Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair – 2:29
5. A Heart Needs A Home – 3:27
6. Pharaoh – 4:26
7. Gethsemane – 5:13
8. Devonside – 3:06
9. Meet On The Ledge – 3:06
10. Keep Your Distance – 3:35
11. Bathsheba Smiles – 3:33
12. Crazy Man Michael – 4:24
13. Guns Are The Tongues – 6:06
14. Why Must I Plead? – 4:09

UK Tour Dates 2017

Wed 11 October – Brighton Dome
Thu 12 October – Guildford G-Live
Fri 13 October – Poole Lighthouse
Sat 14 October – Bristol Colston Hall
Sun 15 October – Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
Tue 17 October – Edinburgh Usher Hall
Wed 18 October – Gateshead Sage
Thu 19 October – Salford Lowry
Sat 21 October – Saffron Walden Saffron Hall
Sun 22 October – Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
Mon 23 October – London Cadogan Hall
Wed 25 October – Sheffield City Hall
Thu 26 October – Leicester de Montfort Hall
Fri 27 October – Basingstoke Anvil
Sat 28 October – Norwich Theatre Royal
Mon 30 October – London Bridge Theatre

Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield is the long-suffering editor of Americana UK, conceiving the idea in a dark room in 2001, although he ran out of words to personally review anything in about 2007.

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