Album of the Week.
Richard Thompson - Electric RICHARD Thompson has been making music
for more than four decades and has hit his musical mojo one more time
with this cracker of an album. The Notting Hill-born musician - who has
been honoured with an Ivor Novello award, a BBC Radio lifetime
achievement gong and the Orville H Gibson award for best acoustic guitar
player - has always been a guitarist par excellence and however more so
than on this, where he is back on top musical form both lyrically and
musically. Opener Stony Ground sets the tone, drawing the listener in
immediately and from then on the quality never wavers, with his
strongest set for many a year. Good Things Happen To Bad People and the
psychedelic-tinged Straight And Narrow are notable highlights, proving
Thompson is back to his searing best.