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I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight
Island Records  1974
1. When I Get To The Border
2. The Calvary Cross
3. Withered And Died
4. I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
5. Down Where The Drunkards Roll
6. We Sing Hallelujah
7. Has He Got A Friend For Me
8. The Little Beggar Girl
9. The End of the Rainbow
10. The Great Valerio
12. Together Again (live)


with Linda Thompson

Updated: 6.20.04

current status: in-print in the U.K. (with bonus tracks);
out-of-print in the U.S.

ILPS-9266 UK re-issue: Island Records CD, CID-9266, UK
re-issue: Hannibal Records LP, CGLP-4407, USA
re-issue: Hannibal Records CD, CGCD-4407, USA
re-issue: Island Records c.d., IMCD-304, U.K., 2004

Note:Also briefly available as part of the USA two LP set Live (more or less)

Tracks 1-10 as listed above comprise the "original" complete and proper version of
"I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight"

Bonus tracks on the 2004 Island U.K. c.d. re-issue:
11. "I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight" (live),
12. "Together Again" (live),
13. "The Calvary Cross" (live)

"Together Again" written by Buck Owens

All other songs written by Richard Thompson and published by Warlock Music Ltd.

Produced by Richard Thompson and John Wood
Recorded at Sound Techniques Studio, London
Engineered by John Wood

Richard and Linda Thompson with:
Simon Nicol: dulcimer
Timi Donald: drums
Pat Donaldson: bass
John Kirkpatrick: Anglo-concertina and accordion
Brian Gulland: krummhorn
Richard Harvey: krummhorn
Royston Wood: backing vocal (We Sing Hallelujah)
Trevor Lucas: backing vocal (Down Where The Drunkards Roll)
CWS (Manchester) Silver Band

The three Island-U.K. re-issue bonus tracks are previously unreleased and were recorded live at The Roundhouse, London, September 7, 1975 with John Kirkpatrick, button accordion; Pat Donaldson, bass; Dave Mattacks, drums.