Amnesia

Amnesia

by Richard Thompson
     
 

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Amnesia was Richard Thompson's second album with producer and keyboard player Mitchell Froom, and the two sounded a lot more comfortable with each other than they did on their previous project together, Daring Adventures. This being a Richard Thompson album, the high quality of the songs and the guitar playing is a given; while Daring AdventuresSee more details below

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Amnesia was Richard Thompson's second album with producer and keyboard player Mitchell Froom, and the two sounded a lot more comfortable with each other than they did on their previous project together, Daring Adventures. This being a Richard Thompson album, the high quality of the songs and the guitar playing is a given; while Daring Adventures had a few cuts that sounded like padding, Richard comes up aces this time out, and even sounds a bit more upbeat than usual, letting his political side rise to the surface on "Jerusalem on the Jukebox" and "Yankee, Go Home" and rocking out on "Don't Tempt Me" and "Gypsy Love Songs." (Be advised that the gloriously sad "I Still Dream" and "Waltzing's for Dreamers" are on hand to remind us this is a Richard Thompson album.) Froom's production makes more of a difference this time out; Amnesia sounds brighter and cleaner than Daring Adventures, with a sharp but glossy mix that truly flatters Thompson's fiery Stratocaster solos (not to mention Jim Keltner and Mickey Curry's drumming), and the blend of British folk-rock stalwarts (John Kirkpatrick, Phillip Pickett, Danny Thompson) and American session veterans (Keltner, Curry, Jerry Scheff, Tony Levin) makes for a set of tart and flavorful performances. Amnesia is one of Richard Thompson's best-sounding albums, and not a bad place for beginners; he hadn't sounded like he was having this much fun since Sunnyvista in 1979.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/30/1991
Label:
Emd Int'l
UPC:
0077774884525
catalogNumber:
748845
Rank:
119412

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Richard Thompson   Primary Artist,Dulcimer,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Hammered Dulcimer
Alistair Anderson   Pipe
John Kirkpatrick   Accordion,Bass (Vocal),Concertina,Vocals
Clive Gregson   Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Aly Bain   Bass,Fiddle
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Christine Collister   Vocals
Mickey Curry   Drums
Mitchell Froom   Organ,Harp,Regal,chamberlain
Frances Kelly   Harp
Tony Levin   Bass,Stick
Jerry Scheff   Bass
Fred Tackett   Acoustic Guitar
Brian Taylor   Cornet
Tony Goddard   Cornet
Ian Peters   Euphonium
David Horn   Horn,Tenor Horn
Danny Thompson   Double Bass
Philip Pickett   Bass,Recorder,Curtal,Shawm

Technical Credits

Richard Thompson   Composer
Tchad Blake   Engineer
Mitchell Froom   Producer
Philip Pickett   Contributor

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