Richard Thompson's 70th at the RAH - anyone here go?

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Richard Thompson's 70th at the RAH - anyone here go?

Postby Powehi » 01 Oct 2019, 19:08

Couldn't get a ticket so had to console myself with seeing his recent acoustic tour from the front row!

What a line up and song list though. Hope someone in TV land filmed it for eventual broadcast.

Set 1
The Storm Won't Come
Tobacco Road
(The Nashville Teens cover) (with Hugh Cornwell)
Peaches
(The Stranglers cover) (with Hugh Cornwell)
The Most Beautiful Girl In Hollywood
(Hugh Cornwell cover) (with Hugh Cornwell)
Blues in My Bottle
([traditional] cover) (with Ashley Hutchings)
Jack O'Diamonds
(Fairport Convention song) (with Ashley Hutchings)
Down Where the Drunkards Roll
(Richard & Linda Thompson song) (with Ashley Hutchings)
Turning of the Tide
(with Bob Mould)
If I Can't Change Your Mind
(Sugar cover) (with Bob Mould)
Withered and Died
(Richard & Linda Thompson song) (with Kate Rusby)
As the Lights go out
(with Kate Rusby)
The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie
([traditional] cover)
Fare Thee Well
(with Martin Carthy)
Fine Horseman
(with Marry Waterson)
The Great Valerio
(Richard & Linda Thompson song) (with Eliza Carthy)
Hug you like a Mountain
(with Eliza Carthy)
Set 2
Beeswing
(with Alistair Anderson)
Madame Bonaparte
(with Alistair Anderson)
Persuasion
(with Teddy Thompson)
Ghost In The Wind
(with Danny Thompson, Dave Mattacks, Christine Collister)
Sweetheart on the Barricade
(Richard Thompson & Danny Thompson cover)
Who Knows Where the Time Goes
(Strawbs cover) (with Olivia Chaney)
House on the Hill
(with Olivia Chaney) (Olivia Chaney solo)
Sheath and Knife
(with Maddy Prior)
Grey Funnel Line
(Cyril Tawney cover) (with Maddy Prior)
Keep Your Distance
(with The Rails)
That's Enough
Cry Me a River
(Julie London cover) (with Judith Owen)
She Puts the Bitch in Obituary
(with Derek Smalls)
The Swimming Song
(Loudon Wainwright III cover) (with Loudon Wainwright III)
I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
(with Loudon Wainwright III)
Dimming Of The Day
(with David Gilmour)
Fat Old Sun
(Pink Floyd cover) (with David Gilmour)
Encore
Meet on the Ledge
(Fairport Convention song)

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Re: Richard Thompson's 70th at the RAH - anyone here go?

Postby Muskrat » 01 Oct 2019, 20:27

He's coming here (Southern California) in a couple months. I wouldn't mind seeing that set, even without the guests.
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Re: Richard Thompson's 70th at the RAH - anyone here go?

Postby Powehi » 02 Oct 2019, 09:07

Muskrat wrote:He's coming here (Southern California) in a couple months. I wouldn't mind seeing that set, even without the guests.


Is he doing acoustic or electric? Seen him three times on his last two tours and he's never been less than wonderful.

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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 02 Oct 2019, 09:17

Neigemont, Martin and Bosh went.
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Re: Richard Thompson's 70th at the RAH - anyone here go?

Postby Neil Jung » 02 Oct 2019, 12:17

Walk In My Shadow wrote:Neigemont, Martin and Bosh went.


Judging by the length of the set list, it’s probably still going on.
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 02 Oct 2019, 20:10

Neil Jung wrote:
Walk In My Shadow wrote:Neigemont, Martin and Bosh went.


Judging by the length of the set list, it’s probably still going on.




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Re: Richard Thompson's 70th at the RAH - anyone here go?

Postby Corporate whore » 04 Oct 2019, 23:37

It was fantastic. 3 1/2 hours of bliss.

I didn’t see any cameras, so I don’t think it was filmed.
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Re: Richard Thompson's 70th at the RAH - anyone here go?

Postby Muskrat » 05 Oct 2019, 04:01

Turns out the tour that's coming this way is solo, acoustic. Its own pleasures, of course, but probably a more predictable set list.
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Re: Richard Thompson's 70th at the RAH - anyone here go?

Postby Powehi » 05 Oct 2019, 10:07

Muskrat wrote:Turns out the tour that's coming this way is solo, acoustic. Its own pleasures, of course, but probably a more predictable set list.


I caught him twice on his recent acoustic tour of the UK and the set lists were 99% identical both nights. Wonderful shows, but thought he would be a bit more spontaneous as I know he often does request shows