Two letter words (album)

Two letter words (album)

Infobox Album | Name = two letter words
Type = Live album
Artist = Richard Thompson

Released = 1996
Recorded = April and May 1994 in America
Genre = Rock
Length = 1:59:02
Label = Flypaper
Producer = Tom Dube
Reviews =
Last album = "you? me? us?"
This album = "two letter words"
Next album = "Celtschmerz"
__NOTOC__"Two Letter Words" is a live album by Richard Thompson.

Continuing his policy, begun with the "Live At Crawley" album, of releasing high quality alternatives to bootlegs, Richard Thompson released this album in 1996. The album was recorded during his 1994 tour of America.

The 1994 tour marked the debut of a new look live band for Thompson with multi-instrumentalist Pete Zorn and the rhythm section of Dave Mattacks and Danny Thompson (no relative) providing the backing. Subsequent touring bands have had largely the same lineup and have been built around Zorn and Danny Thompson.

"Two letter words" is highly regarded by Thompson fans. It includes eight tracks from the then newly released "Mirror Blue", and thus serves as an interesting contrast with the original album's controversial production.

"Two Letter Words" is now out of print. It was released under a deal with Capitol Records, Thompson's label at the time, which permitted him to supplement his income with albums not recorded in the studio provided that they were not made available in retail outlets and were pressed in limited quantities. There are no plans to re-issue this album.

Track listing

All songs written by Richard Thompson

Disc 1
#"I Ride In Your Slipstream"
#"Galway To Graceland"
#"Easy There, Steady Now"
#"Waltzing's For Dreamers"
#"I Can't Wake Up To Save My Life"
#"The Way That It Shows"
#"Al Bowlly's In Heaven"
#"Now Be Thankful"
#"Mascara Tears"
#"Tear Stained Letter"

Disc 2

#"Dimming Of The Day"
#"1952 Vincent Black Lightning"
#"Mingus Eyes"
#"Killerman Gold Posse"
#"Shoot Out The Lights"
#"Wall Of Death"
#"I Feel So Good"
#"Hokey Pokey"
#"Ghosts In The Wind"
#"Back Street Slide"
#"Read About Love"


*Richard Thompson - guitar, vocals
*Pete Zorn - mandolin, pennywhistle, saxophone, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
*Danny Thompson - double bass
*Dave Mattacks - drums


*"Richard Thompson - The Biography" by Patrick Humprhies. Schirmer Books. 0-02-864752-1

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