One of the most recognised names – and voices – in the British folk rock movement, as well as a Grammy nominated songwriter, Linda Thompson, returns with her first album in six years with the much anticipated ‘Won’t Be Long Now’.
Recorded in the UK and America with a rich array of contributing musicians.
While it’s undoubtedly a family affair, featuring a duet with former husband Richard Thompson, regular contributions from their children Teddy and Kami, and grandson Zak Hobbs, ‘Won’t Be Long Now’ also reflects Linda’s folk beginnings.
new album includes appearances by British stars John Kirkpatrick, Dave
Swarbrick, Martin Carthy and his daughter Eliza, as well as American
violinist/mandolin player David Mansfield, singer/songwriter Sam Amidon,
cellist Garo Yelin and organist Glenn Patscha, among others.
new Linda Thompson album is always an event – considerable media
attention is expected. Prior to Versatile Heart (2007), 2002′s
‘Fashionably Late’ was her first album in 17 years. And as ‘Won’t Be
Long Now’ reveals, Linda’s voice remains as exquisite and recognisable
as when she first graced and distinguished the British folk rock
movements of the 1970′s and 1980′s.
1. Love’s for Babies and Fools
2. Never Put To Sea Boys
3. If I Were a Bluebird
4. As Fast As My Feet
5. Father Son Ballad
6. Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience
7. Mr. Tams
8. Paddy’s Lamentation
9. Never the Bride
10. Blue Bleezin Blind Drunk
11. It Won’t Be Long Now