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Upcoming: Richard Thompson - Acoustic Classics Vol. II

Richard Thompson Acoustic Classics IICelebrated 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.

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

Tracklisting for Acoustic Classics II
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

A hugely popular live performer, Thompson will tour the UK in October 2017, including the very first concert at the newly-established London Bridge Theatre, which is now sold out and a second London show at Cadogan Hall. Dates are as follows (venues in the region covered by this web site are in bold:)

Serious and UTA present: RICHARD THOMPSON

Plus support Josienne Clarke + Ben Walker

Wed 11 October   Brighton Dome
Thu 12 October    Guildford G-Live
Fri 13 October    Poole Lighthouse
Sat 14 October    Bristol Colston Hall
Sun 15 October    Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
Tue 17 October    Edinburgh Usher Hall
Wed 18 October    Gateshead Sage
Thu 19 October    Salford Lowry
Sat 21 October    Saffron Walden Saffron Hall
Sun 22 October    Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
Mon 23 October    London Cadogan Hall  *EXTRA DATE on sale Friday 16 October
Wed 25 October    Sheffield City Hall
Thu 26 October    Leicester de Montfort Hall
Fri 27 October    Basingstoke Anvil
Sat 28 October    Norwich Theatre Royal
Mon 30 October    London Bridge Theatre  SOLD OUT


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