The Legendary Richard Thompson released 13 Rivers, his 18th studio album, on Sept. 14 via New West Records. He’s on tour with an electric trio, and he performs at the Lincoln Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 8.
“There are 13 songs on the record, and each one is like a river,” Richard said. “Some flow faster than others. Some follow a slow and winding current. They all culminate on this one body of work.”
Watch Richard Thompson jump into the record booth at Nashville’s Third Man Records to perform an alternate version of “The Storm Won’t Come,” the first track on his new album 13 Rivers, via YouTube:
In a review for Exclaim, Vish Khanna says it all.
On the new record, Vish wrote: “It’s all been rather heartening, this renaissance for Richard Thompson, the highly decorated and acclaimed British singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His creative tear of recent years has yielded another stunning rock record, 13 Rivers, which lies somewhere between emotive, hard-edged ballad compositions and snarling, salivating post-punk.”
Noting that Richard has appeared on “best guitarist” of all time lists since his debut with the Fairport Convention in the ’60s, Vish added, “Thompson is the rare beast who deserves all the credit he gets. He has turned the instrument into an extension of himself; he knows exactly how it works and its many moods intimately.”
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