Richard Thompson released a new album, <em>Dream Attic</em>, September 7. Recorded during a West Coast tour in February, the bulk of the performances were at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.
Produced by Thompson and longtime cohort Simon Tassano, <em>Dream Attic</em> captures the interaction of the musicians. "The thing about recording live is that you lose accuracy but you gain energy; you lose choices but you gain immediacy," Thompson says about his decision to work in a live setting. But at the same time, the accuracy is marvelously maintained thanks to the elevated musicianship, frequently leading to extended passages of eruptive forcefulness topped by one after another of Thompson’s incomparable solo forays.
Read more, including a list of fall/winter tour dates, at RichardThompsonDreamAttic.com.