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Ice Magazine weighs in on RT Box Set
2/4/2006 (updated 2/4/2006)



U.K.-based Free Reed Records, whose specialty is painstakingly assembled career overviews of members of the Fairport Convention extended family, releases its piece de resistance February 7 with RT - The Life and Music of Richard Thompson. The five-CD box set, Free Reedís seventh (previous subjects have included Sandy Denny, Ashley Hutchings, Dave Swarbrick and Fairport as a whole, as well as their folk-rock contemporary, Martin Carthy), contains nothing but unreleased and rare recordings, 86 in all. The set spans 35 years, starting just after Thompsonís exit from Fairport in 1971.

ĖBud Scoppa

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The Box Set is currently available through Beesweb Merchandise and Free Reed Records.