Two from the NINETIES!
A Joint Jobe/Swappers production
Thanks to Jobe, my brother by another mother, who posted me the links to these sterling efforts from Richard Thompson and my favourite period of his songwriting live. . . . . .
We have from 1991 from the Town and Country Club in Kentish Town London 'A Gypsy Love Song'
For links see info below!
From my research the info is as follows:
Richard Thompson - A Gypsy Love Song
1 Read About Love
2 No More Gypsy Love Songs
3 Keep Your Distance
4 Tear Stained Letter
5 Oh I Swear
6 I Misunderstood
7 Feel So Good
9 Mother Knows Best
10 Mystery Wind
11 Crash The Party
recorded live at Town & Country Club, Kentish Town, London 1991
Seemingly taken from a 1991 radio broadcast, A Gypsy Love Song would have made an excellent Richard Thompson Band "official" live record. Superbly recorded in Kentish Town, London, the album highlights one of Thompson's best touring bands as they light a fire under 11 tunes, taken primarily from the (then) current Rumor and Sigh and his work of the late-'80s. Songs such as "Gypsy Love Songs" from Amnesia and Rumor and Sigh's "Mystery Wind" seem to gain a depth and vibrancy in this live setting, while on the extended guitar showcases "Tear Stained Letter" and "Mother Knows Best," Thompson's playing is as stirring and unpredictable as usual. The band, which featured Shawn Colvin on vocals (?) and acoustic guitar, is tight and the playing first-rate throughout, with kudos to multi-instrumentalist Pete Zorn and John Sherman on accordion. Richard's voice and guitar are in fine form here with nearly every cut holding its own alongside, if not exceeding, the respective studio version (the Thompson/Colvin duet on the affecting "Oh I Swear" may well be definitive, and is alone worth the price of admission). A Gypsy Love Song is an excellent addition to any Richard Thompson collection.
May 16, 1991 (Thursday) - Town and Country Club, Kentish Town, London UK
(FM broadcast) BBC we think
and then from later in 1994 (mostly)
Clown Time is Over
again with my notes from research
Richard Thompson - Clown Time is Over
CIRKUS, KUNGLIGA DJURGARDEN, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, May 25, 1994
1. I Ride In Your Slipstream2. Easy There, Steady Now3. The Way That It Shows4. Tear Stained Letter5. Al Bowlly's In Heaven6. Mascara Tears7. Shoot Out The Lights8. Valerie9. Wall of Death10. I Feel So GoodBORDERLINE, LONDON, June 6, 199111. Vincent Black Lightning12. Now That I'm Dead13. Read About Love14. Don't Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes at Me15. Turning Of The Tide - The Bayou, Washington DC, November 7, 198816. Feel So Good - Melody Club, Stockholm, Sweden, October 22, 1991Ten tracks recorded live FM radio broadcast concert with band at Cirkus, Kungliga Djurgarden, Stockholm, Sweden on the 25th May 1994 followed by a four track solo performance broadcast live on the BBC opening for “Crowded House” at Borderline, London on the 6th June 1991, one track recorded live with band at The Bayou, Washington, DC on the 7th November 1988 and one track solo performance for radio during October 1991.May 25, 1994 (Wednesday) - Cirkus, Kungliga Djurgarden, Stockholm, SwedenDimming of the Day (with Bonnie Raitt in her set)(FM broadcast - excerpts)(opening for Bonnie Raitt) see below
links for these two are in the comments section from Jobe on the Beatles post for the brilliant last post 'Helter Skelter and 18 others'
have at it . . . .can't find them? Drop me a note and I will either refresh them or send you the whole kit and caboodle!