Release Date: May 29, 2007
Record label: Shout! Factory
Genre(s): Rock, Singer-Songwriter
It was 40 years ago this week that Richard Thompson first played with Fairport Convention, and their most celebrated surviving former member is still in rousing, bitter form. He hasn't brought out his electric guitar to work with a band on an album of new songs in four years now, but it has been well worth the wait. He has always specialised in writing about loss, bitterness and horror, and this is one of the most brilliantly gloomy albums in his long career.