Richard Thompson – Live At The BBC (3CD/DVD Box Set)

Live At The BBC (3CD/DVD Box Set)

This 4 Disc box set comprises of the very best performances by Richard and Linda Thompson and Richard Thompson solo recorded for the BBC between January 1974 and 2009.

Disc One contains 20 tracks recorded by Richard and Linda Thompson for BBC Radio between 1974 and 1982 including 18 songs which appear on CD for the very first time. The songs “Dragging The River” and “Modern Woman” have never been released by Richard and Linda anywhere and are exclusive to this box set.

Disc Two contains 20 tracks by Richard Thompson including 13 tracks for the Andy Kershaw show between July 1985 and January 1987 and 7 songs recorded live at the Hammersmith Palais in November 1986.

Disc Three contains 21 tracks recorded by Richard Thompson for the BBC between September 2001 and January 2009 including 7 songs recorded for the Andy Kershaw show, 2 songs recorded for the Evening Sequence, 6 songs recorded for the Tom Robinson 6Music show and 3 songs recorded for the Bob Harris show. The songs “Kidzz”, “A Hunting The Wren”, “Time’s Gonna Break You” and “William Brown” are exclusive to this box set.

Disc Four is a DVD comprising performance by Richard and Linda Thompson recorded for The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1975, 7 songs broadcast as A Little Night Music, songs performed on The Jake Thakray show in January 1981, a 7 song concert by Richard Thompson from 1985 and a performance of “She Twists The Knife Again” from The Old Grey Whistle Test in May 1985. The 36-page booklet contains sleeve notes by Uncut’s Mick Houghton, author of the acclaimed book, “Becoming Elektra” and contains brand new interviews with both Richard and Linda Thompson.

Disc 1

1. Richard Thompson The Little Beggar Girl John Peel Session, 1/1/1973 2. Richard Thompson Dragging The River John Peel Session, 1/1/1973 3. Richard Thompson The Great Valerio John Peel Session, 1/1/1973 4. Richard Thompson The Neasden Hornpipe / The Avebury Particle Accelerator / The Flowing Tide John Peel Session, 1/1/1973 5. Richard Thompson I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight BBC Session 24/01/1974 6. Richard Thompson Hokey Pokey John Peel Session 11/02/1975 7. Richard Thompson Georgie On A Spree John Peel Session 11/02/1975 8. Richard Thompson I’ll Regret It All In The Morning John Peel Session 11/02/1975 9. Richard Thompson, Linda Thompson Wishing BBC Session 10. Richard Thompson, Linda Thompson I'm Turning Off A Memory BBC Session 11. Richard Thompson A Man In Need Live At The Paris Theatre, 22/05/1982 12. Richard Thompson Withered And Died Live At The Paris Theatre, 22/05/1982 13. Richard Thompson New Fangled Flogging Reel / Kerry Reel Live At The Paris Theatre, 22/05/1982 14. Richard Thompson Shoot Out The Lights Live At The Paris Theatre, 22/05/1982 15. Richard Thompson Just The Motion Live At The Paris Theatre, 22/05/1982 16. Richard Thompson Back Street Slide Live At The Paris Theatre, 22/05/1982 17. Richard Thompson Night Comes In Live At The Paris Theatre, 22/05/1982 18. Richard Thompson Dimming Of The Day Folk on Two – 1982 19. Richard Thompson Modern Woman Folk on Two – 1982 20. Richard Thompson It's Just The Motion Folk on Two – 1982

Disc 2

1. Richard Thompson She Twists The Knife Again Recorded for Andy Kershaw - 01/07/1985 2. Richard Thompson You Don't Say Recorded for Andy Kershaw - 01/07/1985 3. Richard Thompson When The Spell Is Broken Recorded for Andy Kershaw - 01/07/1985 4. Richard Thompson The Angels Took My Racehorse Away Live At The Hammersmith Palais, 20/11/1986 5. Richard Thompson Valerie Live At The Hammersmith Palais, 20/11/1986 6. Richard Thompson Jennie Live At The Hammersmith Palais, 20/11/1986 7. Richard Thompson You Don't Say Live At The Hammersmith Palais, 20/11/1986 8. Richard Thompson Fire In The Engine Room Live At The Hammersmith Palais, 20/11/1986 9. Richard Thompson Wall Of Death Live At The Hammersmith Palais, 20/11/1986 10. Richard Thompson Nearly In Love Live At The Hammersmith Palais, 20/11/1986 11. Richard Thompson Valerie Recorded for Andy Kershaw - 07/01/1987 12. Richard Thompson When The Spell Is Broken Recorded for Andy Kershaw - 01/07/1985 13. Richard Thompson Two Left Feet Recorded for Andy Kershaw - 01/07/1985 14. Richard Thompson Turning Of The Tide Recorded for Andy Kershaw - 01/07/1985 15. Richard Thompson Simple Again Recorded for Andy Kershaw - 01/07/1985 16. Richard Thompson Ghosts In The Wind Recorded for Andy Kershaw - 01/07/1985 17. Richard Thompson Shoot Out The Lights Recorded for Andy Kershaw - 01/07/1985 18. Richard Thompson She Twists The Knife Again Recorded for Andy Kershaw - 01/07/1985 19. Richard Thompson Withered And Died Recorded for Andy Kershaw - 01/07/1985 20. Richard Thompson The End Of The Rainbow Recorded for Andy Kershaw - 01/07/1985

Disc 3

1. Richard Thompson Gethsemane Recorded for Andy Kershaw, 28/09/2001 2. Richard Thompson The Outside Of The Inside Recorded for Andy Kershaw, 28/09/2001 3. Richard Thompson Wall Of Death Recorded for Andy Kershaw, 28/09/2001 4. Richard Thompson Word Unspoken Sight Unseen Recorded for Andy Kershaw, 25/04/2003 5. Richard Thompson Kidzz Recorded for Andy Kershaw, 25/04/2003 6. Richard Thompson Did She Jump or Was She Pushed Recorded for Andy Kershaw, 25/04/2003 7. Richard Thompson The End Of The Rainbow Recorded for Andy Kershaw, 25/04/2003 8. Richard Thompson One Door Opens Recorded for Evening Sequence, 18/05/2004 9. Richard Thompson The Outside Of The Inside Recorded for Evening Sequence, 18/05/2004 10. Richard Thompson Let It Blow Recorded For Tom Robinson On 6 Music, 27/07/2005 11. Richard Thompson Old Thames Side Recorded For Tom Robinson On 6 Music, 27/07/2005 12. Richard Thompson Dad's Gonna Kill Me Recorded For Tom Robinson On 6 Music, 27/07/2007 13. Richard Thompson Down Where The Drunkards Roll Recorded For Tom Robinson On 6 Music, 27/07/2007 14. Richard Thompson I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight Recorded For Tom Robinson On 6 Music, 27/07/2007 15. Richard Thompson Needle And Thread Recorded For Tom Robinson On 6 Music, 27/07/2007 16. Richard Thompson So Ben Mi Ca Bon Tempo Recorded For Bob Harris, 27/12/2008 17. Richard Thompson A Hunting The Wren Recorded For Bob Harris, 27/12/2008 18. Richard Thompson See My Friends Recorded For Bob Harris, 27/12/2008 19. Richard Thompson Time’s Gonna Break You Recorded for Hub Sessions, 09/01/2009 20. Richard Thompson William Brown Recorded for Hub Sessions, 09/01/2009 21. Richard Thompson Meet On The Ledge Recorded for Hub Sessions, 09/01/2009

Disc 4

1. Richard Thompson Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair The Old Grey Whistle Test, 07/03/1975 2. Richard Thompson A Heart Needs A Home The Old Grey Whistle Test, 07/03/1975 3. Richard Thompson Night Comes In A Little Night Music, 19/08/1981 4. Richard Thompson, Linda Thompson I'm a Dreamer A Little Night Music, 19/08/1981 5. Richard Thompson I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight A Little Night Music, 19/08/1981 6. Richard Thompson Shoot Out The Lights A Little Night Music, 19/08/1981 7. Richard Thompson You're Going To Need Somebody A Little Night Music, 19/08/1981 8. Richard Thompson Dargai A Little Night Music, 19/08/1981 9. Richard Thompson Dimming Of The Day A Little Night Music, 19/08/1981 10. Richard Thompson Pavanne Jake Thackery and Songs, 06/01/1981 11. Richard Thompson Just The Motion Jake Thackery and Songs, 06/01/1981 12. Richard Thompson Fire In The Engine Room Recorded Live For Late Night In Concert, 13/08/1985 13. Richard Thompson She Twists The Knife Again Recorded Live For Late Night In Concert, 13/08/1985 14. Richard Thompson Wall Of Death Recorded Live For Late Night In Concert, 13/08/1985 15. Richard Thompson When The Spell Is Broken Recorded Live For Late Night In Concert, 13/08/1985 16. Richard Thompson Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed Recorded Live For Late Night In Concert, 13/08/1985 17. Richard Thompson Wrong Heartbeat Recorded Live For Late Night In Concert, 13/08/1985 18. Richard Thompson Tear Stained Letter Recorded Live For Late Night In Concert, 13/08/1985 19. Richard Thompson She Twists The Knife Again The Old Grey Whistle Test, 07/05/1985 (Island/Universal)