Richard Thompson enters UK Chart at numer 16
Richard Thompson’s new album ‘Acoustic Classics’ went into the Official UK chart as the second highest entry at number 16.
Acoustic Classics, a collection of newly recorded timeless Richard Thompson songs, features 14 tracks culled from his 40 plus year music career. For the first time ever, acoustic versions of songs like ‘I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight’ and ‘Dimming of the Day’ mingle with cornerstone classics like ‘1952 Vincent Black Lightning’ and ‘Beeswing’ as well as other acoustically rendered gems.
Thompson was named by Rolling Stone Magazine’s as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of all time and considered one of the UK’s most outstanding songwriters and musicians. The recipient of a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Mojo’s Les Paul Award and curator of the prestigious Meltdown Festival at the Southbank in 2010, Thompson was most recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting by the Americana Music Association.
“If (oh dear) you haven’t got a Richard Thompson album in your collection, then this is a great way to get to know a truly inspired songwriter. But even if you know his work inside out, then you will still find much to enjoy listening to a master re-touch some of his best works.”
– The Telegraph