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This beautifully packaged 4 disc (3CD + DVD) box set comprises of the very best radio and TV performances by Richard and Linda Thompson and Richard Thompson solo recorded for the BBC between January 1974 and 2009. These are the first ever collection of BBC recordings sanctioned by Richard Thompson, the first career retrospective DVD ever released by Richard Thompson and the first ever to feature Linda.
This box set contains:
Disc One contains 20 tracks recorded by Richard and Linda Thompson for BBC Radio between 1974 and 1982. The songs “Dragging The River” and “Modern Woman” have never been released by Richard and Linda anywhere and are exclusive to this box set.
Disc Two contains 20 tracks by Richard Thompson including 13 tracks for the Andy Kershaw show between July 1985 and January 1987 and 7 songs recorded live at the Hammersmith Palais in November 1986.
Disc Three contains 21 tracks recorded by Richard Thompson for the BBC between September 2001 and January 2009 including 7 songs recorded for the Andy Kershaw show, 2 songs recorded for the Evening Sequence, 6 songs recorded for the Tom Robinson 6Music show and 3 songs recorded for the Bob Harris show.
Disc Four is a DVD comprising performance by Richard and Linda Thompson recorded for The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1975, 7 songs broadcast as A Little Night Music, songs performed on The Jake Thakray show in January 1981, a 7 song concert by Richard Thompson from 1985 and a performance of “She Twists The Knife Again” from The Old Grey Whistle Test in May 1985.