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2/4/2006 (updated 2/11/2006)



RICHARD THOMPSON
The Life and Music of Richard Thompson (Free Reed Music)

A founding member of British folkies Fairport Convention, Thompson has inhibited a dizzying number of personas as a solo artist: visionary hurdy-gurdy man, molten-hot electric-guitar hero, restless musical explorer, spiritual searcher, comedian. This five-CD boxed set, which includes rarities, unreleased tracks, covers, and live workouts, constitutes a bona fide treasure trove for fans -- and a boffo starting point for potential converts. Grade: A

- Tom Sinclair

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