Richard Thompson : Sweet Warrior

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Richard Thompson: vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, mandolin, organ, autoharp, harmonium, penny whistle, hurdy gurdy, accordion
Michael Hayes: rhythm acoustic and electric guitars, harmony vocals
Taras Prodaniuk: electric bass
Danny Thompson: acoustic bass
Michael Jerome: drums & percussion
Judith Owen: harmony vocals
Sara Watkins: fiddle on Dad’s Gonna Kill Me, Johnny’s Far Away, and Guns Are the Tongues
Joe Sublett: tenor sax on Bad Monkey and Francesca
Handclaps on Sneaky Boy
Richard Thompson, Judith Owen, Simon Tassano, and Chris Kasych
Strings on She Sang Angels to Rest arranged by Richard Thompson and performed by Joe Buck (1st violin), Al Michaels (2nd violin), and Novi Ola (viola)
Produced by Richard Thompson and Simon Tassano
Recorded at House of Blues Studio, Encino, California by Doug Tyo
Assistant engineer
Chris Kasych
Mixed at Rumiville Studio, Austin, Texas by Simon Tassano


Guitar and songwriting master Richard Thompson plugs in and produces his first electric album since 2003.
Thompson’s latest work, “Sweet Warrior” is his first electric album since 2003’s The Old Kit Bag. When asked why he has chosen to plug in again, Thompson replies (tongue partially in cheek, as usual), “I tend to organize my writing in piles, and the electric pile was becoming especially big, so that’s the one I chose to go to.” He adds that, although, the album wasn’t assembled thematically, on reflection it seems to keep returning to the subject of “combat, in love as well as in war.”


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    Sweet Warrior

    DIV011DLP
    180g Double LP
    2nd December 2007

    Side 1
    1 Needle and Thread
    2 I'll never Give It Up
    3 Mr Stupid
    4 Take Care The Road You Choose(Total 18.46 mins)

    Side 2
    1 Dad's Gonna Kill Me
    2 Poppy Red
    3 Bad Monkey (Total 15.07 mins)

    Side 3
    1 Francesca
    2 Too Late To Come Fishing
    3 Sneaky Boy
    4 She Sang Angels To Rest (Total 16.59 mins)

    Side 4
    1 Johnny's Far Away
    2 Guns Are The Tongues
    3 Sunset Song (Total 18.0 mins)