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Acoustic Classics
Vol. II


Artist: Richard Thompson
Label: Beeswing / Proper
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 11 August 2017

So another collection of classic songs sung by Richard Thompson... and I want to like it, I really do. Thompson is a musical genius... but singing is not his thing. So, sad to say, once again (as with Vol. I) he pretty much butchers each and every song here.

The album contains 14 songs (54 min, 37 sec) and is made up of acoustic renderings of classic songs from Thompson's catalogue, some previously recorded by other singers, some previously available only in a band format.

Yes he plays beautifully, but his singing leaves a hell of a lot to be desired. He sounds like your dad... and it's not a pleasant listening experience.

Track listing:

01. She Twists The Knife Again – 2:49
02. The Ghost Of You Walks
03. Genesis Hall
04. Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair
05. A Heart Needs A Home
06. Pharaoh
07. Gethsemane
08. Devonside
09. Meet On The Ledge
10. Keep Your Distance
11. Bathsheba Smiles
12. Crazy Man Michael
13. Guns Are The Tongues
14. Why Must I Plead?


Nick Smithson

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