As Richard Thompson prepares to tour the UK for new album Electric, the   63-year-old tells Martin Chilton why music still excites him.

Richard Thompson interview: Cheerful man with an 'inner Brontë'

As Richard Thompson prepares to tour the UK for new album Electric, the 63-year-old tells Martin Chilton why music still excites him.

Wilco frontman and, increasingly, producer-for-hire Jeff Tweedy has spoken of “working exclusively with artists who make me look good as a producer”; but as Richard Thompson confirms here, his skills are subtler than that suggests. On “Broken Doll”, for instance, it may be Thompson’s deft finger-volume controls that take the edge off the attack of his guitar fills, but the guitar and organ tones that haunt the song are surely Tweedy’s design touches.

Richard Thompson's new album Still is faultless, says Andy Gill

Wilco frontman and, increasingly, producer-for-hire Jeff Tweedy has spoken of “working exclusively with artists who make me look good as a producer”; but as Richard Thompson confirms here, his skills are subtler than that suggests. On “Broken Doll”, for instance, it may be Thompson’s deft finger-volume controls that take the edge off the attack of his guitar fills, but the guitar and organ tones that haunt the song are surely Tweedy’s design touches.

Something Else! Interview with Billy Sherwood of Circa and Yes; Pinned by The Progressive Rock of www.aethellis.com

Something Else! Interview with Billy Sherwood of Circa and Yes; Pinned by The Progressive Rock of www.aethellis.com

Sapphire Ng | REVIEW: "Rights Gone Wrong: How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality" by Richard Thompson Ford. Book Review by Sapphire Ng. Full Review: http://sapphire-love.blogspot.com/2017/03/review-rights-gone-wrong-how-law.html

Sapphire Ng | REVIEW: "Rights Gone Wrong: How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality" by Richard Thompson Ford. Book Review by Sapphire Ng. Full Review: http://sapphire-love.blogspot.com/2017/03/review-rights-gone-wrong-how-law.html

Ramones - 1996-04-26 - I.C. Light Amphitheater, Pittsburgh, PA (AUD/FLAC) - Guitars101 - Guitar Forums

Ramones - 1996-04-26 - I.C. Light Amphitheater, Pittsburgh, PA (AUD/FLAC) - Guitars101 - Guitar Forums

Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning.  This is the original; there is a Bluegrass version by a Nashville group as well.

Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning. This is the original; there is a Bluegrass version by a Nashville group as well.

Richard Thompson - Waltzing for Dreamers  GIVE THIS A LISTEN ! THE GREAT RICHARD THOMPSON/ SINGER/ SONGWRITER   NONE BETTER

Richard Thompson - Waltzing for Dreamers GIVE THIS A LISTEN ! THE GREAT RICHARD THOMPSON/ SINGER/ SONGWRITER NONE BETTER

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