Ahoy there! Richard Thompson’s new album “Ship to Shore” and tour announced

The legendary Richard Thompson will return with “Ship To Shore” on May 31, 2024 via New West Records. The 12-song set was produced by Thompson and recorded in Woodstock, NY. It follows his 2018 studio album “13 Rivers” and his 2021 memoir “Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975″, a great read! In crafting the album, Thompson retreated to Woodstock, New York, where he was joined by his longtime band — guitarist Bobby Eichorn, bassist Taras Prodaniuk, and drummer Michael Jerome — along with harmony vocalist Zara Phillips, fiddle player David Mansfield, and engineer Chris Bittner. The team apparently worked quickly — roughly a week to track, vocals included.

The album pulls from various styles, genres and eras. “I liked the idea of having a strong base to work from and reaching out from there,” he says. “And I think of my base as being British traditional music, but there’s also Scottish music, there’s Irish music. There’s jazz and country and classical. As far as I’m concerned, once you establish your base, you can reach out anywhere. It’ll still be you ringing through, wherever you decide to go musically.” As of this week the single “Singapore Sadie,” is out. “I have been playing this live over the past year or so and it has become a favourite. We recorded it really quickly in two or three takes and David Mansfield is featured on the fiddle.” he adds.

The album will be available across digital platforms, compact disc, and standard black vinyl. A limited “Deep Blue” colour vinyl edition of 500 with a bonus orange flexi disc featuring a demo of the song “Trust” will be available via Rough Trade. An autographed compact disc edition and a limited Orange & Yellow Marble colour vinyl edition featuring a 5×7 archival print autographed by Richard Thompson will be available via Independent Retailers and is available for pre-order NOW via New West

Richard Thompson “Ship To Shore” Track List: 

  1. Freeze
  2. The Fear Never Leaves You
  3. Singapore Sadie
  4. Trust
  5. The Day That I Give In
  6. The Old Pack Mule
  7. Turnstile Casanova
  8. Lost In The Crowd
  9. Maybe
  10. Life’s A Bloody Show
  11. What’s Left To Lose
  12. We Roll

Richard Thompson On Tour (Full Band Shows) 2024:

25/05/24 – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
26/05/24 – Bristol – Beacon
27/05/24 – York – Barbican
29/05/24 – Glasgow – Royal Concert Hall
30/05/24 – Gateshead – Glasshouse
31/05/24 – Manchester – Aviva Studios at Manchester Factory International
01/06/24 – Stoke-on-Trent – Victoria Hall
03/06/24 – Birmingham – Symphony Hall
04/06/24 – Cardiff – New Theatre
05/06/24 – Portsmouth – Guildhall
06/06/24 – Brighton and Hove – Dome Concert Hall
08/06/24 – London – Royal Albert Hall

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Riding the one eyed horse into dead town the scales fell from his eyes. Music was the only true god at once profane and divine The dust blew through his mind as he considered the offering... And then he scored it out of ten and waited for the world to wake up
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