Sunday, 18 December 2011

Richard Thompson - Fetzer Vineyards, USA, 1997

This is Richard Thompson live in concert at Fetzer Vineyards, Hopland, CA, USA, back on June 22nd, 1997.

During the previous year (1996), Richard released the album 'You? Me? Us?' however only two tracks from that album were included in this concert, which in part demonstrates the powerful back catalogue he had built up over the years. 

That album showcased his versatile abilities in both acoustic and electric formats, Thompson devoted one disc to each. The 'Nude' disc features pared down, poetically emotive arrangements, and the second disc, 'Voltage Enhanced', demonstrates his blistering electric guitar work with a full band.

Also in 1997 he worked with long-time friend and band member Danny Thompson (not related) and recorded a concept album 'Industry' that dealt with the decline of British industry. Featuring a variety of musical and vocal styles, Industry was the basis for a BBC documentary, which aired in UK in May of that year. Featuring compositions based on themes from the industrial revolution to Britain's faltering mining industry, the album was performed live, in its entirety, at only five locations in Britain. Despite the amount of time involved in that venture this concert does not include any material from that album. 

However when we consider the many different ventures Richard has been involved with along with his solo career, it is not surprising that the two were separated, indeed check his set lists from tour to tour and the variety of material covered is quite astonishing.   

Source: Soundboard (Sony PCM-F1 - record).

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@192kbps.

Genre: Folk rock, electric folk, acoustic, alternative rock, folk.

Set: Full set.

Set List:

01 intro by Emcee, Doug Green)
02 Turning Of The Tide
03 Bathsheba Smiles
04 From Galway To Graceland
05 I Feel So Good
06 The Ghost Of You Walks
07 Hamlet (Dog Eat Dog In Denmark)
08 Drifting Through The Days
09 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
10 Pharaoh
11 Don't Sit On My Jimmy Shands
12 Hide It Away
13 Wall Of Death
14 Razor Dance
15 Beeswing
16 I Misunderstood
17 Walking On A Wire
18 Two Left Feet
19 Waltzing's For Dreamers
20 Don't Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes At Me

Website: Official HERE.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this show, also a huge fan of his son Teddy.