Front Parlour Balladsby Richard Thompson
Although he forged his reputation on the British folk scene some decades back, it's been a long while -- 24 years, in fact -- since Richard Thompson recorded an entirely acoustic solo album, a streak that ends with this elegant, wide-ranging disc. Front Parlour Ballads draws a good deal of its character from its surroundings; as the title suggests, it was/i>
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The man has done it again. This is just an excellent album. Yes it's accoustic but Richard adopts the "less is more" principal and does it majestically. "A solitary life" might be one of his best songs full stop. Who else could have come up with the line "Dull as the pewter sky over Northwest eleven". Keep your so called "stars" - there is no finer singer/songwriter out there right now. Add that to guitar playing that is magnificent (again) and you have Richard Thompson. Get this album and play it and play it.