Thompson Turns Genteel on New Album
8/5/2005 (updated 8/5/2005)

Singer and songwriter Richard Thompson poses July 7, 2005, in Santa Monica, Calif. Thompson is releasing an album of new material, 'Front Parlour Ballads,' a solo effort featuring songs that blend Thompson's simultaneously romantic and cynical sensibilities with the genteel troubadour spirit of centuries past.

By DAVID GERMAIN, AP Entertainment Writer
AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian

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