Preview FPB cut in Uncut!
7/9/2005 (updated 7/9/2005)
"Fans of Thompson have long been yearning for an acoustic album from Britain's greatest living songwriter. Due for release in August, Front Parlour Ballads finds the man finally delivering what we've long been demanding, and he hasn't let us down. "My Soul, My Soul" has a typically intriguing lyric ("she gave me my party favours but nothing was sweet enough") and sparse stabs of trademark Thompson guitar. As well as the new album, there's a five-disc career retrospective on the way this autumn, and a major Thompson feature planned for a forthcoming issue of Uncut. "