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Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson
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Richard John Thompson OBE (born 3 April 1949) is a British songwriter, guitarist and recording and performing musician who got his start with Fairport Convention. Thompson was awarded the Orville H. Gibson award for best acoustic guitar player in 1991. Similarly, his songwriting has earned him an Ivor Novello Award and, in 2006, a lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio. He has recorded as a solo artist and with family members including his former wife Linda Thompson, as well as providing services as a guest with a wide range of other artists.
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http://www.richardthompson-music.com
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Releases on file (56)
Us & Them — Fading within the Dwindling Sun Us & Them — Fading within the Dwindling Sun
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 75, 2016, 10")
Richard Thompson — Still Richard Thompson — Still
(Fantasy FAN-37477-02, 2015, 2CD)
Richard Thompson — Electric Richard Thompson — Electric
(New West NW6273, 2013, 2CD)
Linda Thompson — Won't Be Long Now Linda Thompson — Won't Be Long Now
(Pettifer Sounds CD PET 1001, 2013, CD)
Richard Thompson — Richard Thompson's Cabaret of Souls Richard Thompson — Richard Thompson's Cabaret of Souls
(Beeswing no#, 2012, CD)
Richard Thompson — Dream Attic Richard Thompson — Dream Attic
(Shout Factory 826663.12112, 2010, CD)
Richard Thompson — Sweet Warrior Richard Thompson — Sweet Warrior
(Shout Factory 826663-10555, 2007, CD)
Richard Thompson — Front Parlour Ballads Richard Thompson — Front Parlour Ballads
(Cooking Vinyl CKV-CD-4725, 2005, CD)
Richard Thompson — Grizzly Man Richard Thompson — Grizzly Man
(Cooking Vinyl COOKCD360, 2005, CD)
Richard Thompson — 1000 Years of Popular Music Richard Thompson — 1000 Years of Popular Music
(Beeswing BSW-003, 2003, CD)
Richard Thompson — The Old Kit Bag Richard Thompson — The Old Kit Bag
(Cooking Vinyl cookcd251, 2003, CD)
Various Artists — Twentieth Anniversary Various Artists — Twentieth Anniversary
(Rykodisc RCD10651, 2003, 2CD)
Various Artists —  156 Strings - Nineteen Totally Original Acoustic Guitarists Various Artists — 156 Strings - Nineteen Totally Original Acoustic Guitarists
(Cuneiform Rune 163, 2002, CD)
Linda Thompson — Fashionably Late Linda Thompson — Fashionably Late
(Rounder 11661-3182-2, 2002, CD)
Richard Thompson — Mock Tudor Richard Thompson — Mock Tudor
(Capitol CDP 7243 4 98860 2 5, 1999, CD)
Philip Pickett — The Bones of All Men Philip Pickett — The Bones of All Men
(Hannibal HNCD 1416, 1998, CD)
Richard Thompson & Danny Thompson — Industry Richard Thompson & Danny Thompson — Industry
(Hannibal HNCD 1414, 1997, CD)
Richard Thompson — You? Me? Us? Richard Thompson — You? Me? Us?
(Capitol CDP 7243 8 33704 2 9, 1996, 2CD)
Richard Thompson — Mirror Blue Richard Thompson — Mirror Blue
(Capitol CDP 0777 7 81492 2 4, 1994, CD)
Fairport Convention — 25th Anniversary Concert Fairport Convention — 25th Anniversary Concert
(Woodworm WRDCD022, 1992/1994, 2CD)
Henry Kaiser — Hope You Like Our New Direction Henry Kaiser — Hope You Like Our New Direction
(Reckless Records RECK 21, 1991, CD / LP)
Richard Thompson — Runor and Sigh Richard Thompson — Runor and Sigh
(Capitol CDP 7 95713 2, 1991, CD)
Richard Thompson — Sweet Talker Richard Thompson — Sweet Talker
(Capitol CDP 7 94490 2, 1991, CD)
French / Frith / Kaiser / Thompson — Invisible Means French / Frith / Kaiser / Thompson — Invisible Means
(Fledg'ling Records FLED 3072, 1990/2008, CD)
Richard Thompson — Amnesia Richard Thompson — Amnesia
(Capitol CDP 7 48845 2, 1988, CD)
French / Frith / Kaiser / Thompson — Live, Love, Larf & Loaf French / Frith / Kaiser / Thompson — Live, Love, Larf & Loaf
(Fledg'ling Records FLED 3067, 1987/2008, CD)
Richard Thompson — Daring Adventures Richard Thompson — Daring Adventures
(BGO BGOCD138, 1986/1992, CD)
Richard Thompson — Across a Crowded Room Richard Thompson — Across a Crowded Room
(BGO BGOCD139, 1985/1992, CD)
Richard Thompson — Small Town Romance Richard Thompson — Small Town Romance
(Hannibal HNCD 1419, 1984/1997, CD)
Richard Thompson — Hand of Kindness Richard Thompson — Hand of Kindness
(Hannibal HNCD 1313, 1983/1991, CD)
Richard and Linda Thompson — Shoot out the Lights Richard and Linda Thompson — Shoot out the Lights
(Hannibal HNCD 1303, 1982/1994, CD)
Richard Thompson — Strict Tempo! Richard Thompson — Strict Tempo!
(Omnivore OVCD-8, 1981/2011, CD)
Richard and Linda Thompson — Sunnyvista Richard and Linda Thompson — Sunnyvista
(Hannibal HNCD 4403, 1979/1992, CD)
Richard and Linda Thompson — First Light Richard and Linda Thompson — First Light
(Hannibal HNCD 4412, 1978/1992, CD)
Sandy Denny — Rendezvous Sandy Denny — Rendezvous
(Island Records IMCD 316, 1977/2005, CD)
Richard Thompson — (guitar, vocal) Richard Thompson — (guitar, vocal)
(Hannibal HNCD 4413, 1976/1995, 2CD)
Richard and Linda Thompson — Hokey Pokey Richard and Linda Thompson — Hokey Pokey
(Island Records IMCD 305, 1975/2004, CD)
Richard and Linda Thompson — Pour down Like Silver Richard and Linda Thompson — Pour down Like Silver
(Island Records IMCD 306, 1975/2004, CD)
Richard and Linda Thompson — I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight Richard and Linda Thompson — I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
(Island Records IMCD 304, 1974/2004, CD)
Sandy Denny — Like an Old Fashioned Waltz Sandy Denny — Like an Old Fashioned Waltz
(Island Records IMCD 315, 1973/2005, CD)
Fairport Convention — Rosie Fairport Convention — Rosie
(Island Records IMCD 309, 1973/2004, CD)
John Martyn — Solid Air John Martyn — Solid Air
(Island Records IMCD 274, 1973/2009, CD)
Richard Thompson — Henry the Human Fly Richard Thompson — Henry the Human Fly
(Island Records UICY-94605, 1972/2010, CD)
Sandy Denny — Sandy Sandy Denny — Sandy
(Island Records IMCD 314, 1972/2005, CD)
John Martyn — Bless the Weather John Martyn — Bless the Weather
(Island Records IMCD 321, 1971/2005, CD)
Sandy Denny — The North Star Grassman and the Ravens Sandy Denny — The North Star Grassman and the Ravens
(Island Records IMCD 133, 1971/2004, CD)
Nick Drake — Bryter Layter Nick Drake — Bryter Layter
(Island Records ILPS 9134, 1970/2008, CD)
Fairport Convention — Full House Fairport Convention — Full House
(Island Records IMCD 285, 1970/2001, CD)
Fairport Convention — House Full - Fairport Convention Live at the LA Troubadour Fairport Convention — House Full - Fairport Convention Live at the LA Troubadour
(Island Records IMCD 289, 1970/2002, CD)
Nick Drake — Five Leaves Left Nick Drake — Five Leaves Left
(Island Records ILPS 9105, 1969/2004, CD)
Fairport Convention — Heyday - The BBC Sessions 1968-1969 Fairport Convention — Heyday - The BBC Sessions 1968-1969
(Hannibal HNCD 1329, 1969/1987, CD)
Fairport Convention — Liege and Lief Fairport Convention — Liege and Lief
(Island Records 530 111-1, 1969/2007, 2CD)
Fairport Convention — Unhalfbricking Fairport Convention — Unhalfbricking
(Island Records 063 596-2, 1969/2003, CD)
Fairport Convention — What We Did On Our Holidays Fairport Convention — What We Did On Our Holidays
(Hannibal HNCD 4430, 1969/1991, CD)
Fairport Convention — Fairport Convention Fairport Convention — Fairport Convention
(Polydor 068 291-2, 1968/2003, Cd)
The Incredible String Band — The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter The Incredible String Band — The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
(Fledg'ling Records FLED 3078, 1968/2010, CD)

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