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Pour Down Like Silver
Island Records  1975
1. Streets Of Paradise
2. For Shame Of Doing Wrong
3. The Poor Boy Is Taken Away
4. Night Comes In
5. Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair
6. Beat the Retreat
7. Hard Luck Stories
8. Dimming Of The Day
9. Dargai
10. Streets of Paradise (live)
12. The Dark End Of The Street


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-9348
re-issue: Hannibal Records LP, CGLP-4404, USA
re-issue: Hannibal Records CD, CGCD-4404, USA
re-issue: Island Records c.d., IMCD-306, U.K., 2004

Tracks 1-9 as listed above comprise the "original" complete and proper version of
"Pour Down Like Silver"

Bonus tracks on the 2004 Island U.K. c.d. re-issue:
10. "Streets Of Paradise" (live),
11. "Night Comes In" (live),
12. "Dark End Of The Street" (live),
13. "Beat The Retreat" (live)

Dargai written by J. Scott Skinner, arranged by Richard 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
Recorded at Sound Techniques, London
Engineered by John Wood

Richard and Linda Thompson with:
Pat Donaldson: bass
Dave Pegg: bass on Streets Of Paradise, For Shame Of Doing Wrong, and Hard Luck Stories
Dave Mattacks: drums on Streets Of Paradise, For Shame Of Doing Wrong, and Hard Luck Stories
Timi Donald:drums
John Kirkpatrick: button accordion and Anglo-concertina
Nic Jones: fiddle
Aly Bain: fiddle
Henry Lowther:trumpet
Clare Lowther: cello
Ian Whiteman: concert flute, shakuhachi
Jack Brymer: clarinet on Dimming Of The Day

The first Island-U.K. re-issue bonus track, "Streets of Paradise", is previously unreleased and was recorded live at The Roundhouse, London, September 7, 1975 with John Kirkpatrick, button accordion; Pat Donaldson, bass; Dave Mattacks, drums.

The second Island-U.K. re-issue bonus track, "Night Comes In", is previously released on (guitar, vocal) and on Live! (more or less) and was recorded live at Oxford Polytechnic on November 27, 1975 with the Island mobile recording truck (24-track) and mixed at Sound Techniques in February, 1976; recorded and mixed by John Wood; the band included John Kirkpatrick, button accordion; Dave Pegg, bass; Dave Mattacks, drums

The final two Island-U.K. re-issue bonus tracks, "Dark End Of The Street" and "Beat The Retreat", were recorded live in mono directly from the PA mixer by Bernard Docherty at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, on April 25, 1975. "Dark End Of The Street" was previously released on (guitar, vocal) and on Live! (more or less); "Beat The Retreat" is previously unreleased.