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The heart of the song
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bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: February 22nd, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nobody holds a candle to Richard Thompson.

After bellinghwoman took me along to the last Fairport gig, I felt really odd for quite a long time. It was hearing all those songs that Thompson also does, done differently. (Not that they were done badly - far from it - just that they were done differently.)

It wasn't until the Thompson gig itself that my soul was finally at peace again.
rhodri From: rhodri Date: February 22nd, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I was to start investigating the work of Richard & Linda, do you have any suggestions as to where I might start?
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j4 From: j4 Date: February 22nd, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's two answers!
boyofbadgers From: boyofbadgers Date: February 22nd, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
What hoiho said. Henry The Human Fly, the record Richard did between leaving Fairport and his first one with Linda, is also worth a listen, if only for the sublime 'Roll Over Vaughn Williams'.
bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: February 22nd, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
What hoiho said.

Though I'd also recommend Richard without Linda if you're not already considering that.
burkesworks From: burkesworks Date: February 22nd, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
...and if you consider Richard without Linda, there's no better place to begin than Rumour and Sigh. Otherwise, hoiho and bellinghman have got it in one.
Linda Peters is still around AFAIK, living in North Yorkshire, working on-and-off with Chris Simpson of Magna Carta, and still knocking back the booze.
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burkesworks From: burkesworks Date: February 22nd, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
She certainly popped up around Grassington quite recently.
j4 From: j4 Date: February 22nd, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
She was supposed to be playing at Cambridge Folk Festival two years ago, but pulled out at the last minute due to problems with her voice. They managed to get Fairport Convention in as a replacement though!
rhodri From: rhodri Date: February 22nd, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
She's Linda Kenis these days. Lives in Chelsea, or certainly did up to 3-4 years ago. She worked with David Thomas when I was working for his management company. Lovely woman.
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