Richard Thompson New Album & Tour

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As mentioned in ATN earlier this year, Richard Thompson has now officially announced details of his new album to be titled Still, produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to be released on Proper Records on June 29, 2015.

Recorded in Wilco‘s rehearsal loft in Chicago in nine days last year, the 12-track album includes members of Thompson’s current touring trio –  bassist Taras Prodaniuk and drummer Michael Jerome – as well as guitarist Jim Elkington and guest singers Loam and Sima Cunningham (who have appeared on Tweedy’s own album, Sukierae).

The deluxe CD package will include a five-song EP from a previously un-released session.

“It turned out be really good idea,” says Thompson. “Jeff is musically very sympathetic. Although some of his contributions are probably rather subtle to the listener’s ear, they were really interesting and his suggestions were always very pertinent.”

“Richard’s been one of my favorite guitar players for a very long time,” said Tweedy recently. “When I think about it, he’s also one of my favorite songwriters and favorite singers. He’s the Ultimate Triple Threat. Getting to work closely with him on this record was a truly rewarding experience, not to mention a great thrill. And he keeps alive my streak of working exclusively with artists who make me look good as a producer.”

The album’s title is claimed to reflect Thompson’s ‘resilience and seemingly endless resourcefulness’. “Or,” Thompson adds slyly, “it could be read as ‘Is he still performing? I thought he died years ago.”

The track listing for Still is:

She Never Could Resist A Winding Road
Beatnik Walking
Patty Don’t You Put Me Down
Broken Doll
All Buttoned Up
Josephine
Long John Silver
Pony In The Stable
Where’s Your Heart
No Peace No End
Dungeons For Eyes
Guitar Heroes

The album can be pre-ordered from Amazon, iTunes or Proper Records.

The Richard Thompson Electric Trio will tour the UK and Europe from August to October.

Tour Dates

UK

August 28 – Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, Wareham, Dorset (solo)

August 30 – Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shrewsbury

September 1 – Vicar Stree, Dublin

September 2 – Perth Concert Hall, Perth

September 3 – Aberdeen Music Hall, Aberdeen

September 5 – Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

September 6 – Sage, Gateshead

September 8 – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

September 9 – Lowry, Salford

September 10 – City Hall, Sheffield

September 12 – Royal Centre, Nottingham

September 13 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

September 15 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff

September 16 – Colston Hall, Bristol

September 18 – Regent Theatre, Ipswich

September 19 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

September 20 – Royal Festival Hall, London

EUROPE

September 23 – New Morning – Paris, FRA

September 24 – Hedon – Zwolle, NLD

September 25 – Patronaat – Haarlem, NLD

September 26 – Gebouw – Bergen, NLD

September 28 – Theatrehaus – Stuttgart, DEU

September 30 – Hirsch – Nürnberg, DEU

October 1 – Zoom – Frankfurt, DEU

October 6 – Papiersaal – Zurich, CHE

October – 7 – AB Flex Brussels, BEL

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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