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Won't Be Long Now

13 Oct 2013 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 13 Oct 2013
  • Label: Topic
  • Copyright: (c) 2013 Proper Music Distribution Ltd.
  • Total Length: 41:34
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  • ASIN: B00FJLG00E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,404 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 Oct 2013
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The guest list on this new album by Linda Thompson reads like the A List of the British folk aristocracy with a slice of Americana thrown in. It is not surprising. The return of possibly the greatest female voice in folk this side of Sandy Denny is an event and one which is remarkable bearing in mind her problems with spasmodic dysphonia that has left other singers permanently without a voice."Won't be long now" is her first album in six years. Anchoring this musical feast is the wider Thompson family in the form of her daughters Kami and Muna, her singer songwriter son Teddy and the return of the ex - the great Richard Thompson. His presence on the stellar opener "Love's for Babies and Fools" invests this plaintive self penned ballad with effortless acoustic guitar work adding to the powerful vocal presence as it did so often in the past. Indeed the voice of Linda Thompson remains a brilliant instrument evoking glories built throughout a long career and remaining true to its deep folk roots. "If I were a bluebird" at nearly seven minutes is the album's longest song and it is a autumnal treat, Thompson is accompanied by some new stars of Americana namely Sam Amidon and Amy Helm daughter of the recently departed Levon. Things lift for the jaunty cover of Anna McGarrigle's "As Fast as my Feet" where all the Thompson offspring appear and Kami takes lead vocals. Having John Doyle on guitar is a joy and his playing on the shanty "Never put the boys to sea" is brilliant but when he combines with another folk giant an absolute standout follows. On "Father Son ballad" Thompson is reunited with the greatest folk violinist Dave Swarbrick bar none, providing a shimmering emotive backdrop. He makes a reappearence on the rousing "Mr Tams".Read more ›
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Twil on 17 Oct 2013
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What a voice Linda Thompson still has, and with fabulous songs, a stellar cast of Musicians (including Richard, Teddy and Kami Thompson) and her own consumate skill, she has turned out another wonderful album, and there isn't one standout track, they are all great, and her back to basics approach is just sublime. Linda has been missed, but, with this recording she has again proved that her albums are definitely worth waiting for. Do buy the album, you will not regret it...
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Folkwally on 19 Oct 2013
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Linda Thompson competes with Kate Bush in the paucity of album releases but, boy, are they worth waiting for. Her voice has lost non of that heartbreaking ethereal quality of those early Richard and Linda albums and she's even roped in her ex husband on the first track. In fact, all of the Thompson dynasty are here and look set to rival the McGarrigle/Wainright clan.
The arrangments are, in the main quite sparse and simple, which allows Linda's voice to shine through. My favourite track is 'Mr Tams' a tribute to John Tams. This sounds like nothing less than a Victorian hen night in full throng with Linda, Susan McKeown and Liza Carthy belting out the vocals.
The songs may be contemporary but this stands a good chance of being the best folk album of 2013.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sid Nuncius #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 22 Oct 2013
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This is a terrific album from a great survivor and performer. It is full of melodic songs which are beautifully arranged and performed. They are a mixture of the new and the re-worked old, every one of which is a real pleasure to listen to.

Linda Thompson really puts her heart into her singing, and the effect here is of real sincerity and beauty. She collaborates with a lot of her family, including, I am delighted to say, Richard Thompson who plays beautifully on the opening track which reminded me in places of the wonderful Dimming Of The Day.

This genuinely is a bit of real class from a very, very fine singer in collaboration with some excellent musicians. Very warmly recommended.
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In her written notes for "Won't Be Long Now" Linda Thompson writes that when Martin Scorsese heard that she was contributing a track to his Film "Gangs Of New York" he responded by saying that he thought she was dead. Well, her fans have known that she is very much alive ever since she reappeared back on the music scene (after a seventeen year hiatus) with the critically acclaimed recording "Fashionably Late" in 2002. The fact that she has struggled with a vocal condition known as dysphonia since 1985 made that comeback all the more special. It wouldn't be for another 5 years (2007) before Thompson released another full recording, 2007's "Versatile Heart." Now after another 6 years, comes "Won't Be Long Now," which this "critic" finds is probably her finest solo effort.

What has always set Linda Thompson apart from many other singers is her ability to convey emotion with her stark, blunt and mostly unadorned voice. There is no histrionic singing here- there doesn't have to be. With any song sung by Linda Thompson, one doesn't usually "get "the emotional power of her singing upfront. Listening to her is a kind of organic process that has to sink in. Often the impact of her delivery or interpretation of a song isn't fully realized until the piece has concluded. Then the full power of what's been heard sort of hits one up-side the head in a rather profound way. One is left with an understanding of what gravitas is. That's not to say that Thompson's singing is disengaging by any means, because quite the opposite is true. One always senses full engagement in a Linda Thompson performance. I don't think she's capable of singing something that she isn't fully involved with - emotionally or vocally.
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