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Rumor And Sigh

13 May 1991 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 13 May 1991
  • Release Date: 13 May 1991
  • Label: Capitol Catalog
  • Copyright: (C) 1991 Capitol Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:01:19
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  • ASIN: B001HYA6M0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,436 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Joe on 24 July 2000
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Richard Thompson has always been one of England's finest yet most underrated performers. Perhaps it is because alongside the blistering guitar work outs and melancholy acoustic ballads that built his reputation he also has eccentric ditties and shanties. Of course, this is due to his folk heritage and is welcome, but maybe not by newcomers to his back catalogue who are unused to hearing such an ecelectic range of styles on one record. Rumor and Sigh is no exception. Read About Love and Feel So Good are typical guitar rockers that sweep you off your feet but Psycho Street and Jimmy Shands will have you scratching your head in confusion if you were unaware of Thompson's penchant for parody and his scathing lyrical wit. However, there is enough of the great stuff to go round here, and I Misunderstood and Keep Your Distance are still live favourites, while Vincent Black Lightning is simply one of the most astonishing songs ever put to record and something all acoustic guitar lovers must here (or better still, see live). All in all, I don't think this is Thompson's best album, but it has many of his best moments. And because of that, it's pretty much essential.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By wolfcaster on 8 Sep 2004
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I find it odd that people spend time slagging tracks like Psycho Street which is just another facet of the multi-talented genius that is Richard Thompson. Does humour belong in music? Why not?
The fact remains that this is an excellent album all round and even if you leave aside the frivolous titles (e.g. Shands and PS) still contains enough stand-out material to shame most songwriters. It's not only his great melodies, clever lyrics and brilliant guitar playing that place RT a cut above most musicians but also his sheer versatility of styles as amply demonstrated on this album through classics such as Vincent Black Lightning, I Misunderstood, Keep Your Distance and many of the other cuts.
If you're not familiar with RT's output this is a good place to start. Also try 2002's The Old Kit Bag - another (faultless) classic. And if you get a chance to see him live, jump at it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mitch on 28 Mar 2012
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This was the first RT album i ever bought, walking past Tower Records in central London i saw a big display in the window. Being a big Fairport fan for many years i knew of Richard but never took the plunge with any of his albums.
This one just blew me away, it is so good. I got all of his albums within the next year, and i keep an eye out for his next one.
I have seen him live both with fairport and as a solo artist many times. This is one of the best of RT's efforts, if not "the best".
Stick it in the car and leave it in for a few days.
Wonderful stuff.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By greenrambler on 25 Jun 2012
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Fantastic album up to Mr Thompsons usual standard, he is a musicians musician and always discovering new tuning and melodies from his early days in Fairport to today, check out Cropredy Festival near Banbury where he plays regular.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jimi jac on 16 May 2012
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Thompson at his absolute best! From "Don't sit on my Jimmy Shands" to "1952 Vincent" to "God Loves a Drunk". There isn't a weak track on the whole record. If your considering exploring Thompson back catalogue, then this would be the ideal starting point.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Mar 2001
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I agree with man of the comments of Adam Norsworthy, but would still give it 5 stars for the brilliance of some of the tracks. Richard Thompson has lways has a slightly annoying habit of putting a couple of very forettable tracks on his albums and this is no exception. However, listen to some of the guitar work on the best tracks and realise why many think he is the best guitarist to come out of the UK. His work has real feel to it and it's original.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Geoff Batchelor on 16 May 2004
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Astonishingly brilliant: ballads, rock, polkas; wit, twisted humour, despair; reality, dreams and surrealism. Thompson shows his full range here and demonstrates why he is one best songwriters around, and also one of the best guitarists.
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I won't repeat what others have said adequately, other than to sing the praises of 'God loves a drunk' as being one of the best songs ever by anyone anywhere :-) . Not only does he do a really good job of it here, he also plays brilliant guitar on Norma Waterson's version of the same song, which is as good as, if not better than, his own version.

If I were on a desert island with 2 songs only, they'd be that and Neil Young's 'Cinnamon Girl'.
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