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  • Audio CD (12 Mar. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Topic
  • ASIN: B00006BNAX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,605 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dear Mary
2. Miss Murray
3. All I See
4. Nine Stone Rig
5. No Telling
6. Evona Darling
7. The Banks of the Clyde
8. Weary Life
9. Paint and Powder Beauty
10. Dear Old Man of Mine

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Linda Thompson's comeback album after 17 years away. First released in 2002 to huge acclaim. The musicians on the album read like a who's who of contemporary folk music, including ex-husband Richard Thompson, son Teddy Thompson, daughter Kamila Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, Van Dyke Parks, Martin Carthy, Eliza Carthy, Kate Rusby, Jerry Donahue, Danny Thompson, Dave Mattacks, Kathryn Tickell and more.

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Shortly after her solo debut, One Clear Moment, in 1985, Linda Thompson was stricken with a psychological disorder that left her unable to speak. Seventeen years later, she’s found her voice again, and applied that rich, textured instrument to 10 new folk-pop songs largely unforgettable in their depth of human suffering. Morose, quirky, and only occasionally optimistic, they chronicle a homesick prostitute ("On The Banks Of The Clyde"), a homeless man at the end of his rope ("No Telling"), a spinster who dies with a close-kept secret ("Miss Murray"), and a woman who "may have to run" for something she’s done ("Dear Mary"). Fans who remember Thompson’s legendary records with ex-husband Richard (who appears briefly in their first reunion in 20 years) will swear that the closing parlour tune, "Dear Old Man of Mine", is a regretful meditation on that relationship. But who’s to say? Thompson, who co-wrote most of the tunes with her son Teddy, has so much fine company (Van Dyke Parks, Rufus Wainwright, Martin and Eliza Carthy) that an air of celebration can’t help but bubble through the gloom. This is one hell of a comeback. --Alanna Nash

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J. Sprackland on 28 Sept. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Much as I appreciate the talents of Richard Thompson, I rank as one of those many fans who have never quite got over the absence of Linda from his albums - doubly painful because the Richard & Linda swansong was the suberb 'Shoot Out the Lights'. I kind of lost interest in them both after that so it was on something of a whim that I purchased 'Fashionably Late'...
I'm amazed - the voice is as affecting as ever but what really stunned me was the quality of the songwriting! And the musicianship is every bit as good as you'd expect from a cast including Kate Rusby (special mention for beautiful harmonies), Martin Carthy, Van Dyke Parks, Eliza Carthy, Kathryn Tickell, Jerry Donahue and Richard Thompson.
Many of the songs are co-written with son Teddy Thompson - great songs - reserving judgement on his singing - but unquestionably another major talent.
So, if you're like me, a Richard & Linda nostalgist who isn't sure whether you can still be bothered, let me reassure you - if you had never heard of Linda or Richard Thompson before and you stumbled across this album you'd be joyous at such a discovery. Just get it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Geoffrey M. Teece on 6 Sept. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Most reviews of this album have welcomed the return of Linda Thompson to singing and recording and rightly so. However, what really strikes one on listening to this terrific recording is the quality of the material and the brilliance of the musicianship and arrangements. Surely Linda sings well but what songs! Almost all of them are Thompson originals, mostly co-written with son Teddy. One gets the impression that he is a driving creative force behind this project, certainly his solo-penned 'All that I see' is a quintessential Thompson song in the mode of his illustrious father, as is 'No Telling'. The final song 'Dear Old Man of Mine' could be about Richard but paradoxically (lyrics aside) sounds just like one of his songs! But it would be wrong to lay the brilliance of this record down to Richard's influence. It's a great record because of Linda and Teddy. There is also an impressive list of musicians and singers here; particularly memorable are the vocal contributions from Kate Rusby and Linda's daughter Kamilla. There is not even a slightly weak song on this album. As Andy Gill in the Independent wrote, 'it is impossible to recommend this record too highly'. Absolutely right-a total triumph.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Mar. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This was an introduction to 'the Thompsons' for me, and this album among several similar titles I have bought in recent years, stands out as a truly fine specimen. The songs have a creeping 'un put down-able-ness' about them, and there is a simple acoustic-ness, 'not overly produced' quality to the whole collection. Some of the backing harmonies that come in typically some way in to the songs are also gorgeous, and I find myself drawn to this album over and over again.
I in fact enjoy Fashionably Late more than some of the earlier Richard/Linda Thompson albums I have subsequently bought.
Stand out tracks (for me, for a range of reasons):
- Dear Mary
- Miss Murray
- No Telling
- Evona Darling
- Weary Life
- Dear Old Man of Mine
...in fact, 6 of the 10.
Great value, you won't regret this one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Sept. 2002
Format: Audio CD
It is great to have a new album from Linda Thompson. Her last solo album - One Clear Moment - was dreadful, so I am delighted that she hasn't done a 'sequel' to that album. The style/sound is perfect for her voice, and the musicianship throughout is impeccable and beautiful. The only reason that this doesn't get five stars is that the songwriting doesn't quite match the musicianship. A lot of the songs are co-written with Teddy Thompson, so perhaps they demonstrate his youth. Or perhaps I am being unfair in expecting songwriting of the quality of 'Richard and Linda'-days. Teddy Thompson is a good your songwriter who should mature into an excellent songriter. If you are thinking about buying this album - buy it. You'll love Linda's voice. It won't be album of the year, but it is good. I hope there are more to come.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By timothy evans on 2 Dec. 2003
Format: Audio CD
I live in Japan. She was coming. I bought the album. A slow burn. Swept me back to the 70s. Great production. A mix of folk, C&W and Brit folk ballad and then track 10. At the concert she made it the penultimate. Teddy her son on guitar. The 6th string detuned in the middle 8 and she wiped her right eye. My companion did too. The words and emotion in this simple song Dear Old Man of Mine were worth the price of the ticket alone. I went home and now it is twice as good. Get it for just this track and wonder about her remembrance of things past. Lovely lady, full of passion and honesty.
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