Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Richard & Linda Thompson: Now Be Thankful

One year ago today I featured the original recording of the Richard Thompson/Dave Swarbrick composition “Now Be Thankful” as part of last year’s Thanksgiving week thematic song set. The original by Fairport Convention was initially released as a single and later cropped up on the double album import “History of Fairport Convention.” The original featured Dave Swarbrick on vocals.

This year’s version is a live 1975 recording by Linda and Richard Thompson. Outside of Linda and Richard, John Kirkpatrick joins in on accordion. I’m not sure who else plays on this cut, but I would gather from the period that his band included Fairport alumni Simon Nicol on guitar, Dave Pegg on bass, and Dave Mattacks on drums. That is just an educated guess on my part. Of course Linda sings lead with Richard joining on the chorus.

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