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First Light
Chrysalis Records   1978
1. Restless Highway
2. Sweet Surrender
3. Don't Let a Thief Steal Into Your Heart
4. The Choice Wife
5. Died for Love
6. Strange Affair
7. Layla
8. Pavanne
9. House of Cards
10. First Light

with Linda Thompson

current status: out-of-print

CHR-1177 UK
Re-issue: Hannibal Records l.p., CGLP-4412, USA
Re-issue: Chrysalis Records c.d., CCD-1177, UK
Re-issue: Hannibal Records c.d., HNCD-4412, U.S.A.

The Choice Wife traditional, arranged by Richard Thompson and published by Beeswing Music.
Pavanne written by Richard and Linda Thompson and published by Beeswing Music.
All other songs written by Richard Thompson and published by Beeswing Music

Produced by John Wood and Richard Thompson for Jo Lustig Ltd.
Recorded at Brittania Row, Olympic Chelsea (formerly Sound Techniques), and Basing Street Studios.
Engineered by John Wood assisted by Jerry Wing and Andy Lunn.

Richard Thompson: vocals, guitar, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, Roland guitar synthesizer, whistle
Linda Thompson: vocals
Andy Newmark: drums
Willie Weeks: bass
Neil Larson: keyboards
Simon Nicol: guitar, dulcimer
Chris Karen: percussion
Dave Mattacks: percussion
Dolores Keane: whistle
John Kirkpatrick: button accordion
Background vocals: Dave Brady, Heather Brady, Dave Burland, Bill Caddick, Philippa Clare, Julie Covington, Andy Fairweather-Lowe, Trevor Lucas, Iain Matthews, Maddy Prior, Peta Webb

Strings transcribed and conducted by Robert Kirby