Label: Hannibal Records - 53-014L • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Spain • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock
In truth, most of the album's songs had been written two years earlier when the Thompsons were getting along Back Street Slide - Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out The Lights for an abandoned project produced by Gerry Raffertyand tales of busted relationships and domestic discord were always prominent in their songbook.
But there is a palpable tension to Shoot Out The Lights which gives songs like "Don't Renege On Our Love" and "Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed" an edgy bite different from the Thompsons ' other albums together; there's a subtle, unmistakable undertow of anger and dread in this music that cuts straight down to the bone.
Joe Boyd 's clean, uncluttered production was the ideal match for these songs and their Spartan arrangements, and Richard Thompson 's wiry guitar work was remarkable, displaying a blazing technical skill that never interfered with his melodic sensibilities.
Individually, all eight of the album's songs are striking especially the sonic fireworks of the title cut, the beautiful drift of "Just The Motion," and the bitter reminiscence of "Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed"and as a whole they were far more than the sum of their parts, a meditation on love and loss in which beauty, passion, and heady joy can still be found in defeat.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Back Street Slide - Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out The Lights Night Partying.
Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Breakup Divorce Jealousy Heartache Regret. Track Listing. Don't Renege on Our Love. Richard Thompson. Walking on a Wire. Man in Need. Just the Motion.
Shoot Out the Tiffany / Nick Kamen - Radio Romance / Dont Hold Out. Back Street Slide. Wall of Death. Walking on a Wire Richard Thompson. Man in Need Richard Thompson. Just the Motion Richard Thompson. Shoot Out the Lights Richard Thompson. Back Street Slide Richard Thompson.
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