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Richard Thompson — Salford Sunday
Album: Electric
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Released: 2013
Length: 4:02
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Skies are weeping
Dawn is creeping
Through the blind
Salford Sunday
And Im aching
For the night
I left behind
Salford Sunday
Morning after
Bass drum beating
In my head
Sunday papers
Talking scandal
And a cold side of the bed
For I left a
Weeping willow
She should be
Lying on my pillow
If I wasnt such a hardnose
Such a perfect
Waste of time
Salford Sunday
And Im dreaming
And its all
In black and white
I do better
Oh, When Im dreaming
Better than
I did last night
Salford Sunday
And Im walking
Though the rain
Is pelting down
Theres a train goes
Back to London
I hate to leave
This ugly town
For I left
A weeping willow
She should be
Lying on my pillow
If I wasnt
Such a hardnose
Such a perfect
Waste of time
Salford Sunday
Skies are weeping
Dawn is creeping
Though the blind
Salford Sunday
And Im aching
For the night
I left behind
For the night
I left behind.
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Godfather of the Proclaimers
 dickmahoon wrote:


Jimmy Page?  Jeff Beck?  Alvin Lee? Mick Taylor
 
Nope, nope, nope, and nope.  King Richard.
 dickmahoon wrote:


Jimmy Page?  Jeff Beck?  Alvin Lee? Mick Taylor
 

Yeah, I'll give you Jeff Beck, but the other three?  Nah.  I might add Allan Holdsworth and Guthrie Govan.
Reminds me of Gordon Lightfoot in his prime and that's not a bad thing!
Do NOT miss an opportunity to see RT live, you will not regret it.
 mardisoninnc wrote:
 

What about Adrian Legg?  

 

 

 

Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

{#Bananapiano}  ..... UK's best guitarist 
 


 

Jimmy Page?  Jeff Beck?  Alvin Lee? Mick Taylor
 mardisoninnc wrote:

 

 

 

What about Adrian Legg? 

 

What about him?  David Gilmour.  'Nuff said!

 

 

 

Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

{#Bananapiano}  ..... UK's best guitarist 
 

 


Dire.
lame 
 

 

What about Adrian Legg?  

 

 

 

Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

{#Bananapiano}  ..... UK's best guitarist 
 


Saw him last Friday night in Chapel Hill - great show.  Jeebus but that man can play a guitar ...
 
Seeing Sir Richard October 10th 2016 at the Avalon Theater in Easton MD, got great seats at an awesome venue.  Will be a good evening.  
 ThirdRail_33 wrote:

 Yes, his voice may grate on some

 
So much so that I ended up incapable of listening to any of his songs :(
Bill sounds surprised that a Richard Thompson song is miserable, I'd be astounded if a Richard Thompson wan't miserable!
most excellent little ditty from our Tommo.   sentiment perhaps a little obscure to outsiders to UK. lovely rhyme and vocals as always.
Love hearing RT on RP. 
I love the way he made my MGB sound morbid. 
 ScottishWillie wrote:

I’ve been a colossal fan of Richard from the first time I heard him in the 70s with Fairport Convention. I also loved his work with his then wife Linda. The man is a 5 star certifiable genius but I do wish he’d write the odd song that wasn’t so dour and miserable.



 
How about 'Don't Sit On My Jimmy Shand's' ?
This guy is a major presence in my life, god like performer. Seeing him for the manyith time again later on in September. Great new album too.
 
Love that photograph!!
Awesome
 
..oooo....nice sound..... {#Good-vibes}
 ThirdRail_33 wrote:


Why limit to the UK? IMHO, one of the best guitarists all-world, all-time. Seemingly effortless transitions from acoustic to hard body electric, from ballads to pop, to flat-out R&R. Strong song-writer. Yes, his voice may grate on some, but he's remained relevant, creative and imaginative for nearly five decades - no small feat, that.

 
Yes, indeed.

I’ve been a colossal fan of Richard from the first time I heard him in the 70s with Fairport Convention. I also loved his work with his then wife Linda. The man is a 5 star certifiable genius but I do wish he’d write the odd song that wasn’t so dour and miserable.


 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
{#Bananapiano}  ..... UK's best guitarist 
 

Why limit to the UK? IMHO, one of the best guitarists all-world, all-time. Seemingly effortless transitions from acoustic to hard body electric, from ballads to pop, to flat-out R&R. Strong song-writer. Yes, his voice may grate on some, but he's remained relevant, creative and imaginative for nearly five decades - no small feat, that.
 xkolibuul wrote:

Richard's guitar just played multiple circles around Gordon Lightfoot.  

 
Yes, Mr. Thompson is an outstanding guitarist, one of the best, but Gordon Lightfoot is known primarily as a composer and a balladeer, not a guitar soloist.
 xkolibuul wrote:

Richard's guitar just played multiple circles around Gordon Lightfoot.  

 
because he ain't drunk.
 n4ku wrote:

Gordon Lightfoot has a much better voice.

 
...as a Lightfoot fan for over 45 years - it made me sit up and have a look. Thought I'd missed something of his. I do like RT but not quite as much as Lightfoot. Both deserve considerable respect for their contributions though.
 n4ku wrote:

Gordon Lightfoot has a much better voice.

 
Richard's guitar just played multiple circles around Gordon Lightfoot.  
 rb wrote:
Gordon Lightfoot-ish
 
Gordon Lightfoot has a much better voice.
Gordon Lightfoot-ish
 
 FlatCat wrote:
A more downbeat version of Walkin' the Long Miles Home. And just as perfect. 

 
This does imply that he made it home after missing the bus, assuming there ever was a bus. I puzzle over those who cannot "get" Richard Thompson, but that's the way it goes.
I like this.  7 with potential.  First listen.
{#Bananapiano}  ..... UK's best guitarist 
{#Guitarist}
 Highlowsel wrote:
Is it just me or does he sound a lot like Gordon Lightfoot?

 
That's who I thought it was at first. Had to check to find out.
NPR did an interesting story on Linda Thompson, his ex-wife, still friend, and sometimes co-performer (and with their son too).  Dysphonia interfered with her career, but it is great to hear her new work.  Has any other couple been as prolific for so long in British music? I saw Fairport Convention at Tanglewood in the Berkshires decades ago.
A more downbeat version of Walkin' the Long Miles Home. And just as perfect. 
Is it just me or does he sound a lot like Gordon Lightfoot?
Liking this a lot.  The length of his career, breadth of his output, depth of his (as we say in Hawaii) mana'o, leaves RT w/ few peers as far as I'm concerned.
 ThirdRail_33 wrote:
RT's body of work is astonishing in its breadth and diversity.  IMHO, he is THE guitarist nonpareil, and as a songwriter I think he is first rate.
But I guess even the best have an off day once in a while.  He must have written this song on an off day.
 

 
Could be, but his "off day" songs are better than some writers' "better day" songs.  He's amazing to watch live.
RT's body of work is astonishing in its breadth and diversity.  IMHO, he is THE guitarist nonpareil, and as a songwriter I think he is first rate.
But I guess even the best have an off day once in a while.  He must have written this song on an off day.
 
Marginal implies this song has some merit.
Tedious is more like it.  2 
What a terrible lame follow up song for Neil Young. Dissapointing and boring. Started with 3 but had to go down to 2 as the song went on for bland lack of originality and dull succession of trivialities spiced with lulling harmonies.... {#Sick}
Saw him playin live at The Paradiso in Amsterdam last month.
Brilliant guitarist. So i kick off with a nine{#Bananajam}