|Live album by Richard Thompson|
|Recorded||November 1988 in Washington, D.C.|
|Richard Thompson chronology|
More Guitar is a live album by Richard Thompson compiled from recordings made during two shows at Washington, D.C. in November 1988. Two tracks from these tapes had previously appeared on the Watching The Dark compilation.
As the album's title suggests, Henry Kaiser's track selection for More Guitar places emphasis on Thompson's electric guitar soloing - though it stands by itself as a complete performance, and accordion player John Kirkpatrick is given an extended solo on The Animals hit "We Got To Get Out Of This Place". Thompson's playing on this album is technically impressive and fluent (even by the standards of a man long hailed as one of rock music's most talented and novel players), harmonically sophisticated and shows his wide stylistic range and influences - from British folk forms on "The Angels Took My Racehorse Away" to bebop on the opening "Don't Tempt Me".
More Guitar was never made available in retail stores. It can be obtained at Thompson's live shows or from his website http://www.richardthompson-music.com/.
All songs written by Richard Thompson except where noted otherwisee
- "Don't Tempt Me"
- "Can't Win"
- "Gypsy Love Songs"
- "The Angels Took My Racehorse Away"
- "When The Spell Is Broken"
- "Shoot Out The Lights"
- "I Still Dream"
- "Here Without You" (Gene Clark)
- "A Bone Through Her Nose
- "We Got To Get Out Of This Place" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)
- "Jersusalem On The Jukebox"
- Richard Thompson - electric guitar, acoustic guitar and vocals
- John Kirkpatrick - accordion, backing vocals
- Christine Collister - backing vocals
- Clive Gregson - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals and electric organ
- Pat Donaldson - bass guitar
- Kenny Aronoff - drums
- Richard Thompson - The Biography by Patrick Humprhies. Schirmer Books. 0-02-864752-1
- The Great Valerio by Dave Smith