David Browne
August 16, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Dreams Fly Away: A History of Linda Thompson

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Linda Thompson
genre
Folk

We gave it an A

Now retired from music, Richard Thompson’s ex-wife never sang with the radiance of the late Sandy Denny, England’s finest contemporary folkie. But Linda Thompson’s wood-grained, downtrodden voice on Dreams Fly Away perfectly captured life’s aches and burdens, and a wobbly marriage in particular. This career wrap-up set of favorites and rarities, both with and without her ex, is a bummer — but a rich, moving one. A

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