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Miracle of sound,
This review is from: Electric (Audio CD)
If you ever cared of Richard Thompson, there would be no excuse to miss this extraordinary collection of tunes. I say tunes, because these not only the songs but the waterfall of Buddy Miller production that RT well deserved. After this, there should be no doubt that Buddy Miller is the very best producer of folk country rock in this world. Together with always inspiring Richard and his unique guitar playing, this shaped into something that would be very hard to reach by any standards. Thank you, Richard! Buddy, you are the king!
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Initial post: 14 Feb 2013 23:13:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Feb 2013 23:15:00 GMT
R. Sloan says:
Totally agree the standard of Richard's playing and song-writing on this album is first class. It's another truely great RT album.
However I'm struggling a little with the Buddy Miller production. I can't claim to know the Buddy Miller "sound", but when I compare it to Dream Attic and Sweet Warrior, I'm finding the sound a little "clouded" and not as "sharp" as previous RT recordings. I can understand your use of the word "waterfall" in describing the production.
Clearly a personal taste, but would be interested on your thoughts.
It's still a 5-star album without a doubt.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2013 23:30:20 GMT
Pink Robert says:
I have every RT album and I know them by heart and love them dearly, this one put new light on his songwriting and even more on his guitar playing. This album sounds unlike any of the previous ones and here we have brand new perspective of RT music thanks to the production that put a number of guitar layers instead of regular single guitar as before. As a whole it has more depth and space than any other album by RT, that we all loved dearly nevertheless, and at moments (don't take me wrong) reminded me on the Hendrix guitar layers from Axis and Ladyland. Sheer brilliance of the genius, but definitely made possible by the great producer named Buddy Miller.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2013 23:56:03 GMT
R. Sloan says:
Thanks, that's a helpful reply. Each time I listen to the album I feel I'm able to get little deeper into the music. But as you say it's a brand new perspective of RT music and one that requires and deserves close listening.
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