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Still Richard Thompson AFTERalmost 50 R years in the music business, Richard Thompson OBE shows no sign of slowing down at the ripe age of 66. Indeed, this collection may be his best in several years.

Ever since his beginnings with Fairport Convention, the London-born musician's virtuoso guitar-playing has been his key asset and he demonstrates it here on All Buttoned Up before using the closing tour de force Guitar Heroes to pay homage to influences including Django Reinhardt, Les Paul and Chuck Berry.

His versatility extends to the slow, haunting Broken Doll and Josephine, the pitch-dark Dungeons For Eyes and the uber-traditional Pony In The Stable, while opener She Never Could Resist A Winding Road carries alwayswelcome echoes of his classic Beeswing.

Tom White

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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Jul 2, 2015
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