RICHARD THOMPSON Five Live Box, Volume Two

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Five Live Box, Volume Two
Five More Outstanding Unreleased Live Shows

Volume One was comprised of solo shows. Volume Two offers five more unreleased concerts, this time with representation from The Richard Thompson Band and the duo of Richard & Danny Thompson. The 9:30 Club full band performance was originally an NPR live webcast, and features Pete Zorn, Michael Jerome and Taras Prodaniuk. We’ve got both Thompson Band Bottom Line appearances from November, 1988, the early and late shows. As is Thompson’s habit, each show is completely different, each still filled to the brim with fan favorites. The band includes Clive Gregson, Christine Collister, John Kirkpatrick, Pat Donaldson & Kenny Aronoff. Listen to a track from each show, below. There’s more RT in the archives, including the re-upped Gathered Tracks, Volumes 1-8. Get four more Five Live Box Sets (HERE).

Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT – August 4, 1982

Hokey Pokey
(portion) (0:59
The Choice Wife (3:13)
How I Wanted To (5:53)
You’re Gonna Change Or I’m Gonna Leave (3:28)
For Shame Of Doing Wrong (4:49)
Just The Motion (8:24)
Why Don’t Women Like Me (4:18)
Rockin‘ In Rhythm (3:15)
Two Lonely Hearts (5:24)
You’re Going To Need Somebody (3:52)
Dimming Of The Day (3:44)
Woman Or A Man (3:22)
Dargai (6:07)
Lucky In Life (3:51)
RT Takes Requests (3:14)
Nobody’s Wedding (4:26)
Backstreet Slide (4:03)
The Great Valerio (6:20)
Move It On Over (2:31)
Down Where The Drunkards Roll (4:25)
Genesis Hall (4:10)
Love Is Bad For Business (3:20)

The Bottom Line, New York, NY – November 11, 1988

Early Show
Bone Through Her Nose (6:59
Gypsy Love Songs (7:25)
Wall Of Death (4:40)
Long Dead Love (7:26)
Besame Mucho/Al Bowlly’s In Heaven (5:27)
Waltzing’s For Dreamers (5:14)
Here Without You (5:13)
Turning Of The Tide (4:34)
Everybody Cheats On You (3:56)
Can’t Win (8:30)
Jennie (6:01)
Valerie (3:05)
Jerusalem On The Jukebox (8:42)
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (8:51)

Late Show
Don’t Tempt Me (4:52)
Shoot Out The Lights (6:45)
A Man In Need (4:13)
When The Spell Is Broken (7:04)
Pharaoh (5:47)
Ghosts In The Wind (8:01)
Pepper In The Brandy/The Seven Coloured Linnet (4:36)
Can’t Win (9:18)
We’re Not Over Yet (6:05)
Two Left Feet (4:34)
The Angels Took My Racehorse Away (5:41)
Nearly In Love (4:14)
Band Introductions/Tear Stained Letter (10:16)
Crash The Party (5:38)

Cat’s Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC – August 13, 1994

I Misunderstood (4:48)
Don’t Let A Thief Steal Into Your Heart (4:52)
Fright Train (0:37)
Taking My Business Elsewhere (4:22)
I Feel So Good (3:22)
Why Must I Plead (7:07)
Don’t Sit On My Jimmy Shands (4:57)
Shoot Out The Lights (6:13)
I Can’t Wake Up To Save My Life (3:19)
From Galway To Graceland (5:11)
1952 Vincent Black Lightning (4:51)
Mingus Eyes (5:20)
Dimming Of The Day (3:27)
Now That I Am Dead (4:37)
She Twists The Knife Again (3:01)
Beeswing (6:52)
Two Left Feet (5:15)
King Of Bohemia (4:32)
Real Gone (5:00)
Walking On A Wire (4:10)
Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (2:27)

Rytmeposten, Odense, Denmark – May 14, 2000

Sights And Sounds Of London Town (5:20
Bathsheba Smiles (4:02)
Waltzing’s For Dreamers (3:51)
I Feel So Good (3:17)
The Ghost Of You Walks (4:51)
Hamlet (Dog Eat Dog In Denmark) (5:11)
Uninhabited Man (5:35)
She Twists The Knife Again (3:16)
Al Bowlly’s In Heaven (5:39)
1952 Vincent Black Lightning (5:43)
Down Where The Drunkards Roll (4:25)
Easy There, Steady Now (5:01)
Don’t Sit On My Jimmy Shands (4:02)
Ghosts In The Wind (6:19)
Wall Of Death (3:24)
Turning Of The Tide (3:22)
Shoot Out The Lights (4:41)
Crawl Back (4:42)
I Misunderstood (4:42)

9:30 Club, Washington, DC – June 22, 2007

Needle And Thread (5:01
Bad Monkey (6:20)
Take Care The Road You Choose (7:43)
Dad’s Gonna Kill Me (6:52)
Band Introduction (2:17)
I Still Dream (5:46)
The Wrong Heartbeat (3:16)
Introduction To Al Al Bowlly’s In Heaven (1:27)
Al Bowlly’s In Heaven (6:14)
1952 Vincent Black Lightning (5:31)
Withered And Died (3:41)
One Door Opens (4:53)
I’ll Never Give It Up (4:06)
Hard On Me (10:28)
Introduction To Mingulay Boat Song (2:36)
Mingulay Boat Song (4:25)
A Man In Need (3:39)
Too Late To Come Fishing (4:11)
I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (3:58)
Wall Of Death (3:48)
Read About Love (4:21)
Mr. Stupid (3:55)
Sunset Song (5:59)
Gypsy Love Songs (6:23)
Two Left Feet (8:13)


  • 1
    May 26, 2011 - 13:21 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    April 30, 2012 - 08:36 | Permalink

    Looks a bit lonely here for comments…
    Thanks for the selection. It is appreciated. Very much so.

    • 3
      April 30, 2012 - 08:43 | Permalink

      Thanks. This might be one of the many posts where we’ve lost comments when transferring from an old blog to a new one. Or… no one gave a shit. Thanks r.

  • 4
    April 3, 2013 - 00:21 | Permalink

    thanks for the great music, amazing quality.

  • 5
    Emilio Marengo
    September 11, 2014 - 00:08 | Permalink

    more best Richard solo…plain magnifico


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