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Nothing wrong with the songs here, which are some of the finest that Richard Thompson has ever written, dating back to 1973’s “I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight”.

Nothing much wrong with the performances, though the minute changes he makes to this performance of “Beeswing” are collectively for the worse. But this attempt to capture the spirit of Thompson’s celebrated acoustic concerts is unexpectedly bloodless.

Richard Thompson

Acoustic Classics

(Beeswing)

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