Richard & Linda Thompson – Hard Luck Stories – 1972-82
Format: 8CD
Label: UMC

Release: 2020

RICHARD & LINDA THOMPSON
BOX SET

8CD Set featuring all 6 studio albums remastered from the original tapes, with 30 previously unreleased recordings including Outtakes,Demos and Rarities along with Live concerts from 1975 and 1977. Also contains a 72 Page hard cover book featuring brand new essays plus many rare and previously unpublished photographs. Sleevenotes for the box set are split between the Island Years, written by Patrick Humphries author of “”Richard Thompson: The Biography”” ( 1997 ) / “”Nick Drake: The Biography”” ( 1999 ) and the post-Island Years by Mick Houghton, author of the 2016 Sandy Denny biography, “”I’ve Always Kept A Unicorn””.

DISC 1 – SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS – THE EARLY YEARS
01. Sweet Little Rock and Roller (Alternate version) – The Bunch –- Previously Unreleased
02. The Locomotion – from The Bunch, ‘Rock On’
03. My Girl In The Month of May – from The Bunch, ‘Rock On’
04. When Will I Be Loved (demo) – from Sandy Denny, ‘I’ve Always Kept A Unicorn’
05. Amazon Queen – Previously Unreleased
06. Shaky Nancy from Richard Thompson, ‘Henry The Human Fly’
07. The Angels Took My Racehorse Away from Richard Thompson, ‘Henry The Human Fly’
08. Embroidered Butterflies from Brian Patten, ‘Vanishing Trick’
09. After Frost from Brian Patten, ‘Vanishing Trick’
10. Sometimes It Happens (Demo) – from Linda Thompson ‘Dreams Fly Away’
11. Restless Boy (Demo) – from Linda Thompson ‘Give Me A Sad Song’
12. The World Is A Beautiful Place from Linda Thompson ‘ Give Me A Sad Song’
13. Shady Lies (Live at London University College, 25/10/1972) – from Richard Thompson ‘RT: the life and music of Richard Thompson’
14. Napoleon’s Dream (live, Memphis Folk Club, Guildford Hotel, Leeds, 00-01-1973) – from Richard Thompson ‘RT: The Life and Music of Richard Thompson’

DISC TWO – I WANT TO SEE THE BRIGHT LIGHTS TONIGHT – EXPANDED
01. When I Get To The Border
02. The Calvary Cross
03. Withered and Died
04. I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
05. Down Where The Drunkards Roll
06. We Sing Hallelujah
07. Has He Got A Friend For Me?
08. The Little Beggar Girl
09. The End Of The Rainbow
10. The Great Valerio
11. Mother and Son – Previously Unreleased
12. Down Where The Drunkards Roll (Take 1) – Previously Unreleased
13. The End Of The Rainbow (Linda vocal version) – Previously Unreleased
14. A Heart Needs A Home (Demo)– Previously Unreleased
15. The Great Valerio from Live at the Rainbow 16/03/1975 – from Linda Thompson ‘Dreams Fly Away’

DISC THREE – HOKEY POKEY – EXPANDED
01. Hokey Pokey Song (The Ice Cream Song)
02. I’ll Regret It All In The Morning
03. Smiffy’s Glass Eye
04. Egypt Room
05. Never Again
06. Georgie On A Spree
07. Old Man Inside A Young Man
08. The Sun Never Shines On The Poor
09. A Heart Needs A Home
10. Mole In A Hole
11. Hokey Pokey (Live on Marc Time 1975) – Previously Unreleased
12. A Heart Needs A Home (Alternate 1976 version) from Richard Thompson GuitarVocal

DISC FOUR – POUR DOWN LIKE SILVER – EXPANDED
01. Streets of Paradise
02. For Shame Of Doing Wrong
03. The Poor Boy Is Taken Away
04. Night Comes In
05. Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair
06. Beat The Retreat
07. Hard Luck Stories
08. Dimming Of The Day / Dargai
09. Wanted Man – Previously Unreleased
10. Last Chance – Previously Unreleased
11. Diming Of The Day (Demo) – Previously Unreleased
12. Things You Gave Me (Live at Oxford Polytechnic, 27/11/1975) from Richard and Linda Thompson In Concert 1975
13. It’ll Be Me (Live at Oxford Polytechnic, 27/11/1975) from Richard Thompson GuitarVocal
14. Calvary Cross (Live at Oxford Polytechnic, 27/11/1975) – from Richard Thompson GuitarVocal

DISC FIVE – THE MADNESS OF LOVE – LIVE – *Previously Unreleased
01. Dargai (Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall 25/04/1975) *
02. Never Again (Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall 25/04/1975)*
03. Dark End Of The Street (Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall 25/04/1975 remixed)
04. Beat The Retreat (Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall 25/04/1975 remixed)
05. The Sun Never Shines On The Poor (Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall 25/04/1975)*
06. If I Were A Woman and You Were A Man (Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall 25/04/1975)*
07. The Madness of Love (Live, Theatre Royal, London, 01/05 1977) *
08. Night Comes In [Linda vocal] (Live, Theatre Royal, London, 01/05 1977) *
09. A Bird In Gods Garden (Live, Theatre Royal, London, 01/05 1977) *
10. The King of Love (Live, Theatre Royal, London, 01/05 1977) *
11. Layla (Live, Theatre Royal, London, 01/05 1977) *

DISC SIX – FIRST LIGHT – EXPANDED
01. Restless Highway0
02. Sweet Surrender
03. Don’t Let A Thief Steal Into Your Heart
04. The Choice Wife
05. Died For Love
06. Strange Affair
07. Layla
08. Pavane
09. House of Cards
10. First Light
11. Strange Affair (Demo) – Previously Unreleased
12. Drunk (Demo) – Previously Unreleased
13. The Dust Of Your Road (Demo) – Previously Unreleased
14. Layla (Demo) – Previously Unreleased
15. Died For Love (Demo) – Previously Unreleased
16. First Light (Demo) from Linda Thompson, ‘Dreams Fly Away’
DISC SEVEN – SUNNYVISTA – EXPANDED

01. Civilization
02. Borrowed Time
03. Saturday Rolling Around
04. You’re Going To Need Somebody
05. Why Do You Turn Your Back?
06. Sunnyvista
07. Lonely Hearts
08. Sisters
09. Justice In The Streets
10. Traces Of My Love
11. Georgie On A Spree (Civilization 7” single version)
12. Lucky In Life (Demo) – Previously Unreleased
13. Speechless Child (Demo) – Previously Unreleased
14. Traces of My Love (Demo) – Previously Unreleased
15. For Shame Of Doing Wrong [Gerry Rafferty version] from Richard Thompson, ‘Watching The Dark’
16. The Wrong Heartbeat [Gerry Rafferty version] from Richard Thompson, ‘Watching The Dark’
17. Back Street Slide (Gerry Rafferty version] from Richard Thompson, ‘Watching The Dark’

DISC EIGHT – SHOOT OUT THE LIGHTS – EXPANDED
01. Don’t Renege On Our Love
02. Walking On A Wire
03. A Man In Need
04. Just The Motion
05. Shoot Out The Lights
06. Back Street Slide
07. Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed?
08. Wall of Death
09. Living In Luxury (Don’t Renege On Our Love 7” single B-Side)
10. The Wrong Heartbeat ( Shoot Out The Lights Session ) – Previously Unreleased
11. I’m A Dreamer (Gerry Rafferty session – 1996 remix) from Linda Thompson, ‘Dreams Fly Away’
12. Walking On A Wire (Gerry Rafferty session – 1996 remix) from Linda Thompson, ‘Dreams Fly Away’
13. Pavane (Live, Second Story, Bloomington, Indiana 29/05/1982) – Previously Unreleased
14. High School Confidential (Live, Second Story, Bloomington, Indiana 29/05/1982) – Previously Unreleased

 

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