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Tracks EP
4/28/2003 (updated 6/1/2003)

RICHARD THOMPSON
LIMITED EDITION
5-SONG EP

"Tracks,'' the limited edition, 5-song EP of new and live music from folk/rock pioneer Richard Thompson, is now available nationally at a number of independent retail coalitions and chains. 40,000 copies of the EP, which includes one song from 'The Old Kit Bag,' two live recordings of songs from Thompson's 'Semi-Detached Mock Tudor' album, and two never-before-released tracks, became available in late April.


The complete track listing is:
1) I'll Tag Along (from 'The Old Kit Bag')
2) Bathsheba Smiles (from 'Semi-Detached Mock Tudor (live)' )
3) Hard on Me (from 'Semi-Detached Mock Tudor (live)' )
4) Worldes Blis Ne Last (a traditional arrangement by Richard Thompson from '1000 Years of Popular Music,' Thompson's acclaimed live show in which he performs historic songs from the last millenium of music.)
5) Don't Stop the Music (George Jones' cover from '1000 Years of Popular Music')

The Music Monitor Network, CIMS, AIMS, Detroit Music Retailers Collective and Newbury Comics retailers licensed the masters to the EP from spinART/Cooking Vinyl and Richard Thompson. In total, the retailers operate more than 200 stores all over the U.S. This is only the second time these retailers have sold an exclusive, limited-edition EP in advance of a full album release. It is expected the trend will continue, giving such retailers a valuable opportunity to compete with larger chains and discount stores.

'The Old Kit Bag,' Richard Thompson's *new* CD on spinART/Cooking Vinyl/.

The CD will be available at the following stores
Newbury Comics
ATOMIC RECORDS - Milwaukee, WI
BART'S CD CELLAR - Boulder, CO
BOO BOO RECORDS - San Luis Obispo, CA
BOOGIE - Toledo, OH
CD CENTRAL - Lexington, KY
CRIMINAL RECORDS - Atlanta, GA
DCCD - Washington DC
EXILE ON MAIN STREET - Hamden, CT
GEM CITY RECORDS - Dayton, OH
GOOD RECORDS - Dallas, TX
GRIMEY'S - Nashville, TN
HOT POOP - Walla Walla, WA
JACKPOT RECORDS - Portland, OR
LET IT BE - Minneapolis, MN
LUNA MUSIC - Indianapolis, IN
M-THEORY - San Diego
MY GENERATION - Westlake, OH
RHINO WESTWOOD
ROCK-A-BILLYS - Utica, MI
SHAKE IT - Cincinnati, OH
SONIC BOOM - Seattle, WA
STINKWEEDS - Tempe, AZ
VINTAGE VINYL - St Louis, MO
VINYL FEVER - Tampa & Tallahassee, FL
Cactus - Houston, TX
Disc Exchange - Knoxville, TN
earX-tacy - Louisville, KY
Easy Street - Seattle, WA
Electric Fetus - Minneapolis & Duluth, MN
Face The Music - Eugene, OR
Homer's - Nebraska
Hoodlums Music - Tempe, AZ
Kief's - Lawrence, KS
Lakeshore Record Exchange - Rochester, NY
Looney Tunes - West Babylon, NY
Lou's Records - Encinitas, CA
Manifest Discs and Tapes
Music Millennium - Portland, OR
New World Record - Buffalo, NY
Park Avenue CD - Winter Park, Orlando, & Clearwater, FL
Plan 9
Record & Tape Traders
Record Archive - Rochester, NY
Record Exchange - Boise, ID
Record Time - Roseville & Ferndale MI
Rhino/Mad Platter - Claremont and Riverside, CA
Salzer's - Ventura, CA
Twist and Shout - Denver, CO
Uncle Sam's - Miami Beach, Fl
Vintage Vinyl - Fords, NJ
Waterloo Records and Video - Austin, TX
Bull Moose Music
Cat's
Record Exchange
Compact Disc World
Streetside
Dimples
Gallery of Sound
Independent
Rasputin
Zia Record Exchange
Desirable Discs - Dearborn, MI
Discs & Tapes Unlimited - Brighton, MI
Street Corner Music - Beverly Hills, MI
Switched on CDs - Novi, MI