“RT – The Life and Music of Richard Thompson”
2/2/2006 (updated 2/2/2006)

Free Reed’s new boxed set, RT - The Life and Music of Richard Thompson, will delight even the most devoted fan.

Orders may be placed through Free Reed
or via Beesweb Merchandise U.S. Connextion or UK Hive.
Release date: February 6, 2006.

Consisting entirely of unreleased and impossible-to-find tracks, the set’s five CDs explore all aspects of Richard’s persona – band member, solo, duo; composer and interpreter of other people’s songs; including live, studio, and home ‘demo’ recordings.

Compiled with Richard’s cooperation, the set draws on over thirty audio archives including those of the world’s most respected Thompson collectors, and the artist himself.

From his early days with Fairport Convention to two tracks, recorded in his home studio exclusively for this project, the boxed set spans Richard’s career of almost forty years to date.

Click here for complete track listings.
See full Free Reed press release online.

In addition to the five CDs within the boxed set, the first 5,000 purchasers have the opportunity to write-in for “RT on FR”, a unique and exclusive compilation of Richard’s contributions to previous Free Reed releases, which also includes four bonus tracks, two of which are unreleased.