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Introducing... Cover of the Week

We’ve all got opinions on cover versions. Not all of them useful or legitimate, of course.

For instance, one of those sardonic and conceited know-it-all engineering ‘but arty’ types at uni once declared quite without irony – in front of what he believed to be a captive audience – that covers of Dylan’s songs are invariably better than his own. 523 more words



My favourite Richard Thompson track – RT at his most romantic:

And while we’re on the subject, (probably) RT’s best known song:

Earth Balm

Planet Waves

I bought this Bob Dylan album from 1974 sometime between 1978 and 1981,  not as a conscious decision for this particular item but because it was discounted. 700 more words

Gerry Rafferty Newcastle City Hall 9th April 1980

Gerry Rafferty Newcastle City Hall 9th April 1980
Two years and two albums later, Gerry Rafferty was out on tour again in the UK. I saw him when the tour called at Newcastle City Hall. 272 more words


Song of the Day, April 8: Pharaoh by Richard Thompson

Today’s song is Pharaoh by Richard Thompson. It’s the powerful closing track to 1988′s Amnesia, his first album on Capitol and the most consistent set of his decade-long partnership with producer and keyboardist Mitchell Froom. 135 more words

Song Of The Day

The RAILS - " Bonnie Portman "

The Rails are English singer songwriter Kami Thompson youngest daughter of Richard and Linda Thompson and James Walbourne well know guitarist fr his work with Son Vault and most notabaly The Pretenders, reaching deep into their musical heritage a true folk blend since the early seventies, produced with the assistance of Edwyn Collins and featuring Folk Eliza Carthy The Rails debut album ” FAIR WARNING ” with traditonal and original songs


Art of the Day: Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson
Flowers in a Vase, 1987
Charcoal on paper
29 1/2″ x 22″ paper size