Richard Thompson to release Acoustic Classics II

Richard Thompson

Celebrated guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson will release Acoustic Classics Vol. II on his own Beeswing record label, distributed via Proper, on August 11. Richard will play Cropredy Festival in August, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Fairport Convention and tour the UK in October.

On the heels of the success of Acoustic Classics in 2014, Acoustic Classics Vol. II will feature acoustic renderings of classic songs from the Richard Thompson catalogue, some previously recorded by other singers, some previously available only in a band format. A second album Acoustic Rarities will be released later in the year featuring new recordings of some of the more obscure songs in the Thompson catalogue, some previously existing only as cover versions.

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Track Listing

  1. She Twists The Knife Again – 2:49
  2. The Ghost Of You Walks – 4:41
  3. Genesis Hall – 3:30
  4. Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair – 2:29
  5. A Heart Needs A Home – 3:27
  6. Pharaoh – 4:26
  7. Gethsemane – 5:13
  8. Devonside – 3:06
  9. Meet On The Ledge – 3:06
  10. Keep Your Distance – 3:35
  11. Bathsheba Smiles – 3:33
  12. Crazy Man Michael – 4:24
  13. Guns Are The Tongues – 6:06
  14. Why Must I Plead? – 4:09

Special three-disc vinyl LP and double CD versions of both albums together will be released exclusively via Pledge Music:

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/richardthompson

‘Gethsemane’ – live on TV:

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