25 years ago - March 1982
3/26/2007 (updated 3/26/2007)

Shoot Out the Lights was released in March1982, and proved to be Richard and Linda Thompsons’ most successful effort. Critically and commercially acclaimed in America and UK, it was voted in Rolling Stone Magazine’s ‘Top Ten Records of the Decade’.

Gerry Rafferty originally produced a different version of the album in 1979. Since the original sessions did not create the desired result, the project was shelved until 1982 when the couple returned to the studio with Joe Boyd, and re-recorded a stripped-down version in just three days.

So how does the album stand up after 25 years? Listen to samples and purchase here.