The new album ‘Won’t be long now’ of British folk diva Linda Thompson was released after six years in autumn of 2013. Some time ago, in the glory years of British folk rock, she formed a strong duo together with ex-husband Richard Thompson. We will run through her career and eventually focus on the new album. Closing off with the comparison in which Linda Thompson and Tom Waits have something in common. At the start and at the end of this episode we will pay attention to new folk productions from four different Scandinavian regions and countries.
01. Tritulen – Eg onskjer deg min ven. (Brorson, Ola R Midtbo). Tritulen – Etnisk Musikklubb EM97. 02. Blagreshi – vio gaflinn. (by the bedside). (trad.). Hvad ef himininn brotnar – Nordic notes NN052. 03. Linda Thompson & Martin Carthy – Get Back. (Lennon & McCartney). Give me a sad song – Fledg’ling FLED 3020. 04. Richard & Linda Thompson – Never Again. (R Thompson). Hokey Pokey – Island IMCD305. 05. Linda Thompson & Betsy Cook – Telling Me Lies. (Linda Thompson, Cook). Dreams fly away – Rykodisc HNCD1379. 06. Linda Thompson – Love’s for Babies and Fools. (Linda Thompson). Won’t be long now – Topic TSCD822. 07. Linda Thompson – Never Put to Sea Boys. (Linda Thompson, John Doyle). Won’t be long now – Topic TSCD822. 08. Linda Thompson – If I Were a Bluebird. (Linda Thompson, Ron Sexsmith). Won’t be long now – Topic TSCD822. 09. Linda Thompson – Father Son Ballad. (Teddy Thompson). Won’t be long now – Topic TSCD822. 10. Linda Thompson – Paddy’s Lamentation. (trad.). Won’t be long now – Topic TSCD822. 11. Linda Thompson – Day After Tomorrow. (Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits). Versatile heart – Decca 4759365. 12. Tom Waits – Day After Tomorrow. (Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits). Real gone – Ani 6678-2. 13. Teitur – Antonio and his mobile phones. (Teitur Lassen). Story Music – V2 VVNL25132. 14. Basco – Two Sisters. (trad.). The remarkable return of old man Basco – Go Danish GO1313.