Hokey Pokey [Bonus Tracks]

Hokey Pokey [Bonus Tracks]

by Richard & Linda Thompson
     
 

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With the release of their classic 1974 debut, I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight, Richard & Linda Thompson set an unbelievably high standard for themselves. Although containing many of the same attributes, their follow-up, Hokey Pokey, doesn't quite reach the lofty heights of its predecessor, but then again, not many records do. The Thompsons, from theSee more details below

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With the release of their classic 1974 debut, I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight, Richard & Linda Thompson set an unbelievably high standard for themselves. Although containing many of the same attributes, their follow-up, Hokey Pokey, doesn't quite reach the lofty heights of its predecessor, but then again, not many records do. The Thompsons, from the opening Irish fiddle derivation of a Chuck Berry riff, through Linda's exquisite performance of "A Heart Needs a Home," to their cover of Mike Waterson's "Mole in a Hole" which closes the record, once again create a timeless amalgam of folk and rock. Recorded at the time of the Thompsons' conversion to Islam, Hokey Pokey comes across a bit lighter than Bright Lights. Songs such as the playfully suggestive title track, the jaunty "Georgie on a Spree" and the quirky tale of "Smiffy's Glass Eye" make Hokey Pokey seem downright cheery for Richard Thompson, although even at its sunniest, themes of sex, cruelty and avarice linger just below the surface. For those more accustomed to the usual straightforward doom and gloom from the Thompsons, there's the rueful "I'll Regret It All in the Morning," the sullen, traditional tone of "The Sun Never Shines on the Poor" and the mournful ballad "Never Again." Hokey Pokey is an often overlooked gem in the Thompsons' luminous catalog. [The deluxe bonus-tracks edition of Hokey Pokey included live material, unreleased John Peel sessions, expanded packaging, and a full lyric sheet.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/2004
Label:
Ume Imports
UPC:
0602498179062
catalogNumber:
9817906

Tracks

  1. Hokey Pokey (The Ice Cream Song)  - Linda Thompson
  2. I'll Regret It All in the Morning  - Linda Thompson
  3. Smiffy's Glass Eye  - Linda Thompson
  4. The Egypt Room  - Linda Thompson
  5. Never Again  - Linda Thompson
  6. Georgie on a Spree  - Linda Thompson
  7. Old Man Inside a Young Man  - Linda Thompson
  8. The Sun Never Shines on the Poor  - Linda Thompson
  9. A Heart Needs a Home  - Linda Thompson
  10. Mole in a Hole  - Linda Thompson
  11. Wishing  - Linda Thompson
  12. I'm Turning Off a Memory  - Linda Thompson
  13. A Heart Needs a Home  - Linda Thompson
  14. Hokey Pokey  - Linda Thompson
  15. It'll Be Me  - Linda Thompson

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Richard & Linda Thompson   Primary Artist
Richard Thompson   Indexed Contributor
Simon Nicol   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Guitar (12 String Electric)
Aly Bain   Fiddle
Timi Donald   Percussion,Drums
Pat Donaldson   Bass
Ian Whiteman   Flute,Piano

Technical Credits

Merle Haggard   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Richard Thompson   Composer
John Wood   Producer,Engineer
Simon Nicol   Producer
Jack Clement   Composer
Mike Waterson   Composer
Tony Wilson   Producer
Phil Smee   CD Package Design
Bobby Montgomery   Composer
David Suff   Liner Notes

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