The Best of Richard & Linda Thompson: The Island Record Years
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|The Best Of: The Island Record Years|
|Compilation album by Richard and Linda Thompson|
|Richard and Linda Thompson chronology|
Island Records issued this compilation in 2000 as the first step in a program to re-master and re-issue the albums that Richard and Linda Thompson had cut for them.
Island's UK catalog number was IMCD 270/542456-2, and the US catalog number was 314 542 456-2
The tracks are drawn mostly from the duo's three albums for Island: I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight, Hokey Pokey and Pour Down Like Silver, though two tracks are taken from Richard Thompson's first solo album Henry The Human Fly; there is also an alternate recording of "A Heart Needs A Home" and a live version of "The Calvary Cross" with an extended guitar solo, both of which originally appeared on the mid-seventies compilation album (guitar, vocal).
This compilation was released in the UK under the name The End Of The Rainbow: an introduction to Richard & Linda Thompson with an identical track listing and similar art work.
All songs written by Richard Thompson
- "Roll Over Vaughan Williams"
- "The Poor Ditching Boy"
- "When I Get To The Border"
- "Withered And Died"
- "I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight"
- "Down Where The Drunkards Roll"
- "The End Of The Rainbow"
- "The Great Valerio"
- "Hokey Pokey"
- "Never Again"
- "A Heart Needs A Home"
- "For Shame Of Doing Wrong"
- "Night Comes In"
- "Beat The Retreat"
- "Dimming Of The Day"
- "The Calvary Cross"
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