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: melbournerecital.com.au PH: (0)3 9699 3333
Thursday March 5 – Adelaide Festival – Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide, SA
TICKETS: adelaidefestival.com.au PH: 131 246
Saturday 7 & Sunday March 7 & 8 – Port Fairy Folk Festival Port Fairy, VIC
TICKETS: portfairyfolkfestival.com PH: 03 5568 2227
Wednesday March 11 – Angel Place, City Recital Centre Sydney, NSW
TICKETS: cityrecitalhall.com PH: (02) 8256 2222
Friday March 13 – WOMAD, NZ
TICKETS: womad.co.nz PH: 0800 327 484