strict tempo! LP
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RICHARD THOMPSON Strict Tempo! (1981 UK 12-track mail order only fan club vinyl LP. This is an exuberant collection of tunes from the British Isles and North Africa performed with Thompsons by now signature guitar style. The record is also notable for its recording of Duke Ellingtons Rockin In Rhythm with the well-known horn lines arranged for guitar and mandolins. The picture sleeve shows just a little shelfwear with some light creases to the edges whilst the vinyl remains excellent with little signs of play LP1)
Top Customer Reviews
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.
My vinyl album duly wore out and I can't say how happy I am that I'm able to buy this on CD.
Delivery was excellent as was the price.
If you love brilliant musicianship and are partial to folk, you must buy this CD!!
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not my cup of tea. A friend gave it to me, I listened to it once and thought what boring music. And, I do like Richard Thompson: Pour Down Like Silver is wonderful. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bakaralph
I'm a big Richard Thompson fan but I also love it when he does instrumentals. I saw this CD a few years ago (It's the 30th Anniversary reissue) but never picked it up. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Steve Ramm