Pour Down Like Silver
with Linda Thompson
current status: in-print in the U.K. (with bonus tracks);
out-of-print in the U.S.
re-issue: Hannibal Records LP, CGLP-4404, USA
re-issue: Hannibal Records CD, CGCD-4404, USA
re-issue: Island Records c.d., IMCD-306, U.K., 2004
Tracks 1-9 as listed above comprise the "original" complete and proper version of
Dargai written by J. Scott Skinner, arranged by Richard Thompson
"Pour Down Like Silver"
Bonus tracks on the 2004 Island U.K. c.d. re-issue:
10. "Streets Of Paradise" (live),
11. "Night Comes In" (live),
12. "Dark End Of The Street" (live),
13. "Beat The Retreat" (live)
and published by Beeswing Music
All other songs written by Richard Thompson and published by Beeswing Music
Produced by John Wood and Richard Thompson
Recorded at Sound Techniques, London
Engineered by John Wood
Richard and Linda Thompson with:
Pat Donaldson: bass
Dave Pegg: bass on Streets Of Paradise, For Shame Of Doing Wrong, and Hard Luck Stories
Dave Mattacks: drums on Streets Of Paradise, For Shame Of Doing Wrong, and Hard Luck Stories
John Kirkpatrick: button accordion and Anglo-concertina
Nic Jones: fiddle
Aly Bain: fiddle
Clare Lowther: cello
Ian Whiteman: concert flute, shakuhachi
Jack Brymer: clarinet on Dimming Of The Day
The first Island-U.K. re-issue bonus track, "Streets of Paradise", is previously unreleased and was recorded live at The Roundhouse, London, September 7, 1975 with John Kirkpatrick, button accordion; Pat Donaldson, bass; Dave Mattacks, drums.
The second Island-U.K. re-issue bonus track, "Night Comes In", is previously released on (guitar, vocal) and on Live! (more or less) and was recorded live at Oxford Polytechnic on November 27, 1975 with the Island mobile recording truck (24-track) and mixed at Sound Techniques in February, 1976; recorded and mixed by John Wood; the band included John Kirkpatrick, button accordion; Dave Pegg, bass; Dave Mattacks, drums
The final two Island-U.K. re-issue bonus tracks, "Dark End Of The Street" and "Beat The Retreat", were recorded live in mono directly from the PA mixer by Bernard Docherty at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, on April 25, 1975. "Dark End Of The Street" was previously released on (guitar, vocal) and on Live! (more or less); "Beat The Retreat" is previously unreleased.