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Richard And Linda Thompson - Pour Down LIke Sugar LP

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Richard Thompson found a sympathetic companion in his then-new wife Linda Thompson, with whom he collaborates for the third time on 1975's Pour Down Like Silver. Also known as "The Sufi album" due to Richard's recent conversion to Islam, it's a more restrained and spartan affair compared to its lusher sounding predecessors. "Hard Luck Stories" is probably the most musically upbeat song and wouldn't have sounded out of place on their previous two albums. Pour Down Like Silver contains some of Richard's most beautiful songs including "For Shame Of Doing Wrong," "Beat The Retreat," and, particularly, "Dimming Of The Day," which segues into a beautiful solo guitar performance of Scots composer James Scott Skinner's "Dargai" bringing the album to a fittingly contemplative conclusion. Reissued here on 180g vinyl LP.

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