Semi-Detached Mock Tudor

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Semi-Detached Mock Tudor
Semi-Detached Mock Tudor (Richard Thompson album - cover art).jpg
Live album by Richard Thompson
Released 2002
Recorded November 1999 in America
Genre Rock
Length 75:53
Label Beeswing
Producer Tom Dube
Richard Thompson chronology
Action Packed
(2001)Action Packed2001
Semi-Detached Mock Tudor
The Old Kit Bag
(2003)The Old Kit Bag2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Semi-Detached Mock Tudor is a live album by Richard Thompson

Beginning with the Live at Crawley album in 1995, Richard Thompson had begun issuing high-quality, officially sanctioned live recordings as an alternative to bootleg recordings—products that would provide the artist with revenue and offer better quality to the fans.

As its name suggests, Semi-Detached Mock Tudor was recorded during the tour to promote Thompson's 1999 album Mock Tudor. It was released in 2002 when Thompson, now a free agent, was free to market himself as he pleased. It was the first release on his own Beeswing label, and Thompson has since released several more live albums on his boutique label and marketed them at concerts and via his web site which was launched simultaneously with Semi-Detached Mock Tudor. Many fans consider the performances on Semi-Detached Mock Tudor to be preferable to the "official album".

Thompson toured heavily to support and promote what he considered to be a strong album and eight of Semi-Detached Mock Tudor’s 13 tracks are from the then-current Mock Tudor - including Mock Tudor’s opening five-song sequence with which Thompson and his band opened every concert of the 1999 tour.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Richard Thompson

  1. "Cooksferry Queen"
  2. "Sibella"
  3. "Bathsheba Smiles"
  4. "Two-Faced Love"
  5. "Hard On Me"
  6. "Jennie"
  7. "She Twists The Knife Again"
  8. "Uninhabited Man"
  9. "Walking The Long Miles Home"
  10. "When The Spell Is Broken"
  11. "Crawl Back (Under My Stone)"
  12. "A Man In Need"
  13. "Razor Dance"