Richard Thompson

Live at the BBC

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Cataloging recordings that span the best part of 40 years, Live at the BBC is a three-CD/DVD set from Richard Thompson, one of the most highly influential guitarists and songwriters in British music. Including duets with Linda Thompson such as “I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight” and “Shoot Out the Lights,” there is also work from his 1000 Years of Popular Music project, including covers such as the Kinks' “See My Friends” and “So Ben Mi Ca Bon Tempo,” an Italian cathedral song from the 16th century. Live at the BBC is an immense body of work that displays Thompson's effortless ability to play many different styles with aplomb.

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