Richard Thompson Reveals Jeff Tweedy Produced Album


Richard Thompson’s new album, produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded in Chicago, is to be released in June the musician revealed in interview with ATN. (You can read the full interview next week).

Thompson said that the album had been recorded with his trio but was yet to be mixed and he anticipated this would be done while he was on his forthcoming Australian tour and added, “So I’ll be getting files from Chicago while I’m Down Under.”

“It was mostly my suggestion,” said Thompson when asked whose idea it was to use Jeff Tweedy.

“We’ve worked with Jeff live,” says Thompson. “In fact, last year in the States we toured with Wilco. They’re very conscious of the roots of music so we think in a similar way about how to make records. So I think it was a fairly easy single-minded process.”

Thompson says the new album contains all new original songs and that he will debut some of the new songs during the Australian tour.

“That will keep us busy for the rest this year,” added Thompson who tours Australia and also plays Womad in New Zealand next month.

Thompson says that as yet he does not have a title for the forthcoming album. “We’re still going backwards and forwards with it,” he said. “We’re very close. Don’t quite have it yet.”

“I’m very happy with it,” he added.

Thompson also revealed that he was also working on a project commissioned by the Arts Council of the UK commemorating World War I and due to appear next year.

Richard Thompson Electric Trio  Australian Tour Dates:

Wednesday March 4 – Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC

TICKETS: PH: (0)3 9699 3333

Thursday March 5  – Adelaide Festival – Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide, SA

TICKETS: PH: 131 246

Saturday 7 & Sunday March 7 & 8  – Port Fairy Folk Festival Port Fairy, VIC

TICKETS: PH: 03 5568 2227

Wednesday March 11 – Angel Place, City Recital Centre Sydney, NSW

TICKETS: PH: (02) 8256 2222

Friday March 13 – WOMAD, NZ

TICKETS: PH: 0800 327 484




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 ( 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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