Electric CD (2013)

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Label New West
SKU 246543424
UPC 607396627028
UPC 14 00607396627028
Format CD
Release Date 2/5/2013
Author Richard Thompson
Compilation Appearance Folk Live From Mountain Stage (Live)
Associated Artist/Work Brady, Paul
Associated Artist/Work French, John
Associated Artist/Work Kaiser, Henry
Associated Artist/Work Mattacks, Dave
Associated Artist/Work Mirage (Jazz)
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Pickett, Phil
Associated Artist/Work Thompson, Danny (Double Bass)
Associated Artist/Work Thompson, Linda
Technical Info
Engineer Mike Poole
Producer Buddy Miller
CatalogID NW 62702
Lable Name New West (Record Label)
Released 2013
Original Release 2013
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 50m : 1s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00607396627028
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Richard Thompson (vocals, guitar, hurdy-gurdy, mandolin, accordion, keyboards); Buddy Miller (guitar); Taras Prodaniuk (mandocello); Stuart Duncan (fiddle); Michael Jerome (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Buddy Miller.
Recording information: Buddy's House.
Photographer: Pamela Littky.
The title is artless and blunt but it gets the job done: it makes it clear that after a decade or so of concentrating on his acoustic guitar, Richard Thompson has returned to his electric. Not that Electric is entirely recorded on a Stratocaster -- he plucks away at an acoustic for "The Snow Goose" and there are other songs where the Strat is tucked away in its case -- but Electric crackles with an amplified energy, even when the instrumentation is decidedly quieter. Much of this is due to Thompson's decision to record the album at Buddy Miller's intimate home studio in Nashville, as Miller favors a speedy solution to recording, favoring vibe over perfection. As such, there's atmosphere and air to spare on Electric -- it's music that breathes, never feeling suffocated -- and there's plenty of room for Thompson to spin out spiraling guitar leads, but the focus isn't on his peerless playing or even his sharply crafted songwriting, which is once again finely observed and richly detailed. No, the distinguishing character of Electric is its feel, how Miller creates a wide-open space for Thompson, a vista that showcases his crackling musicianship and sharp songs. And Thompson has yet another strong set of songs here, highlighted by the big-footed stomp of "Stony Ground," the lacerating wit of "Sally B," the sardonic resignation of "Good Things Happen to Bad People," and the gentle lilt on "Salford Sunday." As good as the songs are, the distinguishing characteristic of Electric is its atmosphere, how the music jumps and breathes, how Miller has given Thompson his liveliest album in years and, on just sheer sonic terms, his best in a while, too. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "There are loads of Thompson's revved-up Strat, and the lost-love songs, like 'Another Small Thing in Her Favour' are beautifully bleak."
Paste (magazine) - "[M]an, does Music City bleed through the album, leaving a hushed honky-tonk throb with gritty production."
Disc 1
1 Stony Ground
2 Salford Sunday
3 Sally B
4 Stuck on the Treadmill
5 My Enemy
6 Good Things Happen to Bad People
7 Where's Home?
8 Another Small Thing In Her Favour
9 Straight and Narrow
10 Snow Goose, The
11 Saving the Good Stuff for You
Product Attributes
Artist Thompson,Richard
Label New West
Music Format Compact Disc

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