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The Old Kit Bag On his past few albums, Thompson's routinely terrific songwriting has been obscured by florid, overbaked production. Not so on this effort, a low-wattage...The Old Kit Bag On his past few albums, Thompson's routinely terrific songwriting has been obscured by florid, overbaked production. Not so on this effort, a low-wattage...2003-05-16
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The Old Kit Bag

Lead Performer: Richard Thompson; Producer (group): spinART

On his past few albums, Thompson’s routinely terrific songwriting has been obscured by florid, overbaked production. Not so on this effort, a low-wattage affair in which the guitarist is backed by a sturdy rhythm section and Judith Owen’s shimmering vocals. The writing is just as rueful, darkly romantic, and exuberant as it’s ever been.

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