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Hard Luck Stories (1972-1982) Richard & Linda Thompson

£79.99

Barcode: 602577689970

  • Format: CD Box Set
  • Category: Folk
  • Released: 11th September 2020

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  • Description

    A comprehensive box set that covers the couple’s entire career and is a must-have for fans of Richard and Linda Thompson as well as a definitive introduction to a body of work which resonates, and is still revered today.

    This 8 CD set featuring all 6 studio albums remastered from the original tapes, with a host of previously unreleased recordings including outtakes, demos and rarities along with live concerts from 1975 and 1977. This first ever comprehensive career retrospective was personally curated by Richard and Linda Thompson.

    Contains 113 songs (30 of which are previously unreleased)

    Features all 6 studio albums plus non-album singles, B-Sides, Demos,

    Rarities and Previously Unreleased Live recordings

    72 Page Hard Cover Book featuring 2 brand new essays plus rare and previously unseen photographs

    Alongside the 3 classic Island Records releases’, the box includes the long out of print albums, ‘First Light’ and ‘Sunnyvista’ and their final LP, ‘Shoot Out The Lights’. Disc one contains formative collaborations as solo performers with The Bunch and Brian Patten and disc five, live performances recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in April 1975 The Theatre Royal, London in May 1977. The set also contains a 72-page hard cover book featuring brand new essays plus many rare and previously unpublished photographs by some of rocks greatest photographers including Keith Morris, Gered Mankowitz and Pennie Smith, as well as images from Richard and Linda’s own archives. Sleevenotes for the box set are written by Patrick Humphries and Mick Houghton.
  • Product Details

    No. of discs 8 disc(s)
    Format: CD / Box Set
    Label Island Records
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