What are critics saying about the RTB DVD 'Live at Providence'?
2/6/2005 (updated 4/10/2005)
“The result is a 13-song, 90-minute performance that at times bristles with excitement, and at others is vivid in its poignancy.”
All About Jazz
“On electric guitar he's merely brilliant; on acoustic he does things that don't seem humanly possible.”
San Francisco Chronicle
"For Richard Thompson fans, it’s essential. And why would you not be a Richard Thompson fan?"
Dig Internet radio - music with depth
"Thompson's first ever DVD finds our greatest living songwriter at the very top of his game..."
"He fully inhabits his songs and some say he's the best solo performer alive, but he crosses over from acoustic performances to full band electric shows with easy grace."
"It must be noted that whatever the era, each song comes across as strong and self-contained, with its own unique dynamics. This leads to a sense of "where will he go from here?" which is part of the general attraction of the performance."
"Watching (or hearing) Thompson perform, how he can hold a rowdy audience spellbound with just a guitar and voice, you begin to understand the sheer power of his talent."
The Providence Phoenix
"...here we get the bearded one on great from and as captivating as ever. "
HMV Choice March/April 2005
"No non-sense representation of the folk rock overlord's 2003 concert in Rhode Island"
Mojo Magazine May 2005