Sweet Warrior

Sweet Warrior

by Richard Thompson


Product Details

Release Date: 05/29/2007
Label: Shout Factory
UPC: 0826663105551
catalogNumber: 31055

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Richard Thompson   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Accordion,Autoharp,Electric Guitar,Harmonium,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Hurdy-Gurdy,Penny Whistle
Michael Jerome   Percussion,Drums
Taras Prodaniuk   Electric Bass
Joe Sublett   Tenor Saxophone
Simon Tassano   Hand Clapping
Danny Thompson   Acoustic Bass
Judith Owen   Hand Clapping,Vocal Harmony
Alan V. Michaels   Violin
Sara Watkins   Fiddle
Joe Buck   Violin
Michael Hays   Rhythm Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Chris Kasych   Hand Clapping
Novi Ola   Viola

Technical Credits

Richard Thompson   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements,Audio Production
Simon Tassano   Producer,Audio Production
Jeff Smith   Art Direction
Quattrocchi   Art Direction
Emily Johnson   Artwork
Jeff Palo   Producer
Doug Tyo   Engineer

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Sweet Warrior 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
Thompson is in good form here and this CD is by no means a failure. However, there does not seem to be the one or two knockout songs like When the Spell is Broken or Hand of Kindness I usually find on his albums. Guns Are The Tounges is the most ambitous track but even it lacks that extra spark. Still, this is grown-up rock with great guitar and Thompson fans will enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, we get to hear the tracks RT took out for a test drive back in his Summer '04 Tour through the upper Midwest. "Johnny's Far Away" was as good as I remember hearing live. "Mr. Stupid..." still cracks me up. "Needle and Thread" is an excellent opening track, but the two best tracks - by a long stretch - are "Take Care the Road You Choose" and my favorite, "Guns are the Tongues". Only RT can combine "twine the laurel in your hair" with "marvelled how far his boots flew". The man is still THE rock lyricist and guitarist, without peer. The first single - "Dad's Gonna Kill Me" is trite leftist anti-war twaddle, ironically a song of a CD, Sharia Law would not allow. This is one of the Top 10 CDs of 2007.