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Richard Thompson was born at his parents' home in the Spring of 1949, in West-London, and spent his early years in post war Britain, surrounded by a family with wide musical tastes. Counted among his early influences are Django Reinhardt, Fats Waller, Les Paul, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Flip the coin from his father’s jazz record collection to the early rock and roll music ... Read more in Amazon's Richard Thompson Store

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  • Audio CD (30 May 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: OMNIVORE RECORDINGS
  • ASIN: B0057PAB98
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 159,536 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. New-fangled Flogging Reel/Kerry Reel
2. Vaillance Polka Militaire/Belfast Polka
3. Scott Skinner Medley: Glencoe - Scott Skinner's Rockin' Step/Bonny Banchory
4. Banish Misfortune
5. Dundee Hornpipe/Poppy Leaf Hornpipe
6. Do It for My Sake
7. Rockin' in Rhythm
8. The Random Jig/The Grinder
9. Will Ye No Cam Back Again/Cam O'er the Stream Charlie/Ye Banks and Braes
10. Rufty Tufty/Nonsuch a La Mode De France
11. Andalus/Radio Marakesh
12. The Knife Edge

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Weedavie on 29 Nov. 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is a great album for those that like this sort of thing (I'm quite partial, myself.) However there's no pyrotechnics. Like it says on the box, it's strict tempo - accurately paced renditions of mostly Scottish traditional (or nearly so - let's hear it for Scott Skinner) dance tunes accurate down to the pastiche cover.

Rockin' in Rhythm is excellent, the Knife Edge is the rockiest and I'm very fond of the Burns medley with Dave Mattacks on piano. However a lot of the rest is a bit staid and I feel the guitar sound could do with bulking out with fiddle or accordian. Strictly for fans, I'd have thought.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. S. Everatt on 30 Nov. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I've waited decades for this album to be reissued - my old vinyl copy has long since worn out. What strikes me most is the wonderful feel that these tracks exude - relaxed, amiable and amused. It's as if Thompson needed a break from the intensity that informed his music at the time and poured out his sheer pleasure in his own playing into these sessions. And the playing is, as ever, superb, even if virtuosity is, necessarily, sacrificed somewhat to the formal requirements of the music. But no one who is at all familiar with Thompson's work need fear taking the plunge with "Strict Tempo", particularly if you know his soundtrack to Werner Herzog's "Grizzly Man". The record is a labour of love and a joy from start to finish - you can pretty much hear the smile on his face as his fingers smear the old Thompson magic over the music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sid Nuncius HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 25 Sept. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I am delighted to see this album re-released. It is a little gem in my view, consisting of instrumental tracks played almost entirely by Thompson himself on a variety of instruments, with Dave Mattacks playing drums (and piano on Ye Banks And Braes.) The music is largely traditional, but played with a real modern zing (although in strict tempo, of course) on electric guitar, mandolin, banjo and other instruments. It is hugely enjoyable from start to finish, and you would have to be made of stone not to smile with pleasure at Rockin' In Rhythm, to name but one.

This isn't what one normally expects from a Richard Thompson album. There are none of the beautifully crafted lyrics, often mournful tunes and distinctive vocals of his self-composed work so if you're looking for that you might be disappointed. What you will get is brilliant playing and truly joyful music and I, for one, love this for what it is - a one-off, different album by a wonderful musician playing music he loves magnificently.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pgm3 on 10 April 2013
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If you are a folk music aficionado and don't own this music, well, you should. Perhaps you are in the minority and don't care for Mr Thompson's baritone. Hmmm. Or perhaps you are of a philosophical bent which finds his frequent lyrical mining of the topics of divorce and abandonment to be tiresome if not slightly misogynist (in which case I might venture that you neither know the man nor indeed truly his work). Well, this is for you. It's purely instrumental. And, purely brilliant, like everything he does. If you appreciate astonishing musicianship and/or just great tunage (and don't mind the tasty electric guitar stuff) well for heaven sakes, maybe you need this because you wore out your cassette tape of it in 1987. When you had hair, remember? Wouldn't it be funny if we all bought this at once and made it *chart*? Well, I've done my bit. Now it's all up to you.
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