Sunday, November 02, 2014

Richard and Linda Thompson: A Heart Needs a Home

Though their relationship disintegrated in the process, Richard and Linda Thompson recorded a series of highly regarded albums through the 1970s and early 1980s.

Perhaps those albums are better regarded today than they were at the time, as they did not trouble the album charts at the time. I can remember the single I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight being played on Radio 1, but it was not a hit.

This song from the 1975 album Hokey Pokey is about Richard Thompson's embracing of Sufism, a form of Islamic mysticism.


Tristan said...

I see that the Thompson Family (Richard, Linda, their children and grandchildren) are making an album together, with each member contributing songs.

David Blake said...

And there are sold out gigs in December at Kings Place in London.