Richard Thompson (UK folk rock singer/songwriter)

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Legal name: Richard John Thompson

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Richard Thompson (born 3 April 1949) is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

He made his début as a recording artist as a member of Fairport Convention in September 1967. He continues to write and record new material regularly and frequently performs live at venues throughout the world.

Thompson was awarded the Orville H. Gibson Award for best acoustic guitar player in 1997. Similarly, his songwriting has earned him an Ivor Novello Award and, in 2006, a lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio. Thompson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to music. Many and varied musicians have recorded Thompson's compositions.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Henry the Human Fly Richard Thompson 5 5
1981 Strict Tempo! Richard Thompson 4 3
1983 Hand of Kindness Richard Thompson 3.5 3
1985 Across a Crowded Room Richard Thompson 3 4
1986 Daring Adventures Richard Thompson 3.5 3
1988 Amnesia Richard Thompson 3 3
1991 Rumor and Sigh Richard Thompson 3.5 5
1994 Mirror Blue Richard Thompson 4 2
1995 King of Bohemia Richard Thompson 5 1
1995 Twangin’ ’n’ a-Traddin’ The Ashley Hutchings Big Beat Combo with special guest Richard Thompson 2
1996 You? Me? Us? Richard Thompson 3 2
1997 Industry Richard Thompson & Danny Thompson 4 2
1998 The Bones of All Men Philip Pickett with Richard Thompson 1
1999 Mock Tudor Richard Thompson 4 2
2003 The Old Kit Bag Richard Thompson 3.5 5
2005 Front Parlour Ballads Richard Thompson 3 2
2007 Sweet Warrior Richard Thompson 3 2
2008 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Richard Thompson 1
2009 Morris On Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson, Dave Mattacks, John Kirkpatrick, Barry Dransfield 1
2012 Cabaret of Souls Richard Thompson 5 1
2013 Electric Richard Thompson 4 3
2014 Acoustic Classics Richard Thompson 4 2
2015 Still Richard Thompson 4 4
2017 Acoustic Classics II Richard Thompson 4 2
2017 Acoustic Rarities Richard Thompson 1
2018 13 Rivers Richard Thompson 7

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 (Guitar, vocal) A Collection of Unreleased and Rare Material 1967-1976 Richard Thompson 4 3
1976 Live! (More or Less) Richard Thompson 1
1993 Watching the Dark Richard Thompson 5 2
1994 Doom & Gloom Richard Thompson 1
2001 Action Packed: The Best of the Capitol Years Richard Thompson 4 1
2006 RT on FR: Richard Thompson on the Free Reed Label Richard Thompson 1
2006 RT: The Life and Music of Richard Thompson Richard Thompson 1
2009 Walking on a Wire: 1968–2009 Richard Thompson 2

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Live at the BBC (4-CD box set) Richard Thompson featuring Linda Thompson 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Small Town Romance: Live / Solo in New York Richard Thompson 3
1985 Across a Crowded Room Live Richard Thompson 1
1988 1988-08-04: Toad's Place, New Haven, CT, USA Richard Thompson 1
1993 Straws in the Wind Richard Thompson 1
1994 A Rare Thing Richard Thompson 1
1995 Live At Crawley 1993 Richard Thompson with Danny Thompson 2
1996 Two Letter Words: Live 1994 Richard Thompson Band 5 1
1998 Celtschmerz: Live UK 98 Richard Thompson 1
2002 Semi-Detached Mock Tudor Richard Thompson 4 1
2003 1000 Years of Popular Music Richard Thompson 4 2
2003 More Guitar Richard Thompson 5 1
2004 The Chrono Show - Live Versions of Vintage Favourites Richard Thompson 1
2005 Live From Austin, TX Richard Thompson 5 1
2009 Live Warrior Richard Thompson 1
2010 Dream Attic Richard Thompson 4 3
1988-11-11: Bottom Line, New York, NY, USA Richard Thompson 1
2009-10-13: Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, Towson, MD, USA Richard Thompson 1
Alone With His Guitar Richard Thompson 1
An Acoustic Evening David Byrne & Richard Thompson 1
Big City Classic Richard Thompson 1
Columbia Gold Richard Thompson 1
Ducknapped! Richard Thompson 1
Knowing Me Richard Thompson, Knowing You Wrexham, Aha! Richard Thompson 1
Lost In Seattle Richard Thompson 1
My Side of the Fence Richard Thompson 1
Outside In Richard Thompson 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Sweet Talker Richard Thompson 1
2005 Grizzly Man Richard Thompson 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 I Feel So Good Richard Thompson 1
1993 I Can't Wake Up To Save My Life Richard Thompson 1
Read About Love Richard Thompson 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 I Misunderstood Richard Thompson 1

EP + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Action Packed: The Best Of The Capitol Years (Exclusive Live Sampler) Richard Thompson 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2017 Live at Rockpalast Richard Thompson Band 1
1988-02-01: Andy Kershaw Show, BBC Radio, London, England, UK Richard Thompson 1

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