Friday, October 19, 2007

Presented by mick d

Richard and Linda Thompson "Live in London"
22nd, June 1980















mick d said...
lizard ..great great blog ...thought you might like this..my own recording

On the 22nd of june 1980 me and my mate steve went to see Richard and Linda Thompson play live at the beautiful open air theatre in regents park London…steve brought his tape recorder and stereo mic along to capture the show….unfortunately no sooner than had we arrived then the heavens opened and it hammered it down with blinding rain…so it looked like the gig was off until they decided to set up in the cafeteria instead..so the hundred or so souls that had made it bundled into the café..the place was packed..standing there like sardines we couldn’t see anything of the band….steve went off the idea of taping but I said id do it so there I was holding up his stereo mic..over the shoulder of the people in front of me hoping for the best…then the band arrived and Linda said..for goodness sake everybody sit down….so the people in front did just that leaving me standing there holding the mic right up to Richards mouth….i hand’t realised just how close I had been…second row in fact..Richard looked at the mic and laughed…..i sat down sheppishly and then the band played a blinding set….simon nicol. Dave mattacks, john kirkpatrick and for the first and only timer andy brown on bass…I think the recording came out very well indeed………

Here it is for you to do with as you wish..
All the best mick d

01 Modern Woman
02 Lonely Hearts
03 You're Gonna Need Somebody
04 Just The Motion
05 Borrowed Time
06 Genesis Hall
07 Hard Luck Stories
08 Woman Or A Man
09 Sisters
10 The Gas Almost Works
11 Wall Of Death
12 The Wrong Heartbeat
13 For Shame Of Doing Wrong
14 Break My Mind
15 High School Confidential

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So much thanks for sharing your memory!!
FANTASTIC post!!

9 Comments:

Anonymous Uncle Meat said...

Thanks a lot for sharing those cool memories, mick d!! And thanks lizard for sharing the music with us, can't wait to hear it!
Cheers,
Uncle Meat

20 October, 2007 02:59  
Anonymous darksun said...

fantastic

20 October, 2007 05:20  
Blogger dave said...

I've got the expanded version of Pour Down Like Silver on in the car now ; I got it on cassette oh a long time ago to play on my Amstrad (!). For Shame of Doing Wrong is one of my favourite songs ever. Thanks very much for this!

20 October, 2007 16:00  
Anonymous streaker said...

I don't think this is working - please, please re-post

21 October, 2007 00:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds great!
Thanks

21 October, 2007 03:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this. Any and all Richard Thompson is welcome.

21 October, 2007 11:46  
Blogger newelectricmuse said...

Thanks - nice story too
Newelectricmuse

23 October, 2007 06:33  
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