Richard Thompson Releases New Track - All Buttoned Up
Today, Richard Thompson is sharing All Buttoned Up, a new track from his masterful new album Still, due for release June 29th, 2015 via Proper Records.
Spiked with Thompson’s acerbic wit and masterful word play, All Buttoned Up is one of the lighter counterpoints on an album that is filled with emotional resonance. The compositions, populated by a multitude of characters on the brink, are rich with Thompson’s keen insight, humor and brilliant musicianship.
Produced by Jeff Tweedy, Still was recorded in a two-story rehearsal loft in Chicago over the course of just nine days and features several longtime players from both Thompson’s and Tweedy’s bands. The album will be released in several configurations including 180gram vinyl.
A recipient of BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Mojo’s Les Paul Award, Richard Thompson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen of England’s 2011 New Year Honours List. The Americana Music Association also recently honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting. Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and many others have recorded Thompson’s songs.
EARLY PRAISE FOR STILL:
“Thompson has made more than 40 albums at this point, so it’s easy to take him for granted. But this razor-sharp collection deserves your attention, whether you’re a longtime fan or a new convert. Thompson has always been attracted to the less pleasant sides of the human psyche, but he never loses his warmth and caustic wit. Take a listen and enjoy the work of one of music’s few true masters.” – Aquarium Drunkard
"Layered and intricately arranged with Thompson’s timbre carrying things along with weight." – Stereogum
"Richard Thompson is a traveler, always has been. He’s typically seemed both close to his roots, and strangely free of them. Thompson does here, too." – Something Else
1) She Never Could Resist A Winding Road 2) Beatnik Walking 3) Patty Don’t You Put Me Down 4) Broken Doll 5) All Buttoned Up 6) Josephine 7) Long John Silver 8) Pony In The Stable 9) Where’s Your Heart 10) No Peace No End 11) Dungeons For Eyes 12) Guitar Heroes