Watching the Dark

Richard Thompson

About Watching the Dark

Watching the Dark is an album by Richard Thompson released in 1993. The three-CD retrospective set was compiled with Thompson's co-operation and consent. Thompson has often been reluctant to look backwards at his career and dig through the archives, but he took the pragmatic view that if somebody wants to assemble a set of this nature they'll do it anyway and so he might as well collaborate with them if possible. He had right of veto over the selections and recorded one track ("Poor Wee Jockey Clark") especially for the project. About a third of the selections are live, and five had never been released on any official Thompson release. Some of the material was donated by collectors of Thompson recordings. The set extends chronologically from 1969, when Thompson was a member of Fairport Convention, through to 1992. However, it is not sequenced in chronological order. Notable inclusions are A live version of "Can't Win" with an extended guitar solo "From Galway to Graceland", a Thompson song that had never made it onto a commercial Thompson release 


Year:
1993
Disc#SongArtistDuration
11Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Richard & Linda Thompson, The Watersons, Richard Thompson3:33 
12Clive Gregson, Kenny Aronoff, Richard Thompson, Christine Collister, Pat Donaldson, John Kirkpatrick9:13 
13Aly Bain, Richard Thompson, Mitchell Froom4:07 
14Clive Gregson, Kenny Aronoff, Richard Thompson, Christine Collister, Pat Donaldson, John Kirkpatrick5:33 
15Brian Taylor, Tony Goddard, Ian Peters, David Horn, Richard Thompson, John Kirkpatrick, Frances Kelly5:09 
17Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson2:26 
18Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson11:26 
19Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson3:39 
111Dave Mattacks, Linda Thompson, Pete Zorn, Simon Nicol, Clive Gregson, Richard Thompson5:28 
112Richard Thompson3:43 
114Dave Mattacks, Linda Thompson, Pete Zorn, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Richard & Linda Thompson, Clive Gregson, Richard Thompson3:44 
215Linda Thompson, Pete Zorn, Simon Nicol, Richard & Linda Thompson, Philip Pickett, Richard Thompson, Betsy Cook, Liam Genockey, John Kirkpatrick4:30 
216Dave Mattacks, Linda Thompson, Pete Zorn, Simon Nicol, Richard & Linda Thompson, Philip Pickett, Richard Thompson, Betsy Cook, John Kirkpatrick4:27 
217Andy Newmark, Linda Thompson, Willie Weeks, Simon Nicol, Richard & Linda Thompson, Richard Thompson, Neil Larsen3:10 
218Frank Ricotti, Linda Thompson, Pete Zorn, Simon Nicol, Richard Thompson, Betsy Cook, Liam Genockey3:11 
219Linda Thompson, Glenn Tilbrook, Pete Wingfield, Michael Spencer-Arscott, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Richard & Linda Thompson, Lit, Richard Thompson5:37 
221Richard Thompson6:53 
222Jerry Scheff, Simon Nicol, Clive Gregson, Richard Thompson, Christine Collister, Mickey Curry, Mitchell Froom4:12 
225Linda Thompson, Ian Whiteman, Richard & Linda Thompson, Aly Bain, Richard Thompson, Nic Jones, John Kirkpatrick, Henry Lowther, Clare Lowther2:49 
226Linda Thompson, Richard Thompson, Jack Brymer, Pat Donaldson3:53 
227Linda Thompson, Simon Nicol, Richard & Linda Thompson, Richard Thompson, Timi Donald, Pat Donaldson4:28 
228Linda Thompson, Simon Nicol, Richard & Linda Thompson, Richard Thompson3:10 
229Linda Thompson, Simon Nicol, Aly Bain, Richard Thompson, Timi Donald, Pat Donaldson3:19 
229Linda Thompson, Richard Thompson3:22 
231Ian Whiteman, Richard & Linda Thompson, Richard Thompson, Timi Donald, Pat Donaldson5:51 
333Bruce Lynch, Dave Mattacks, Pete Thomas, Simon Nicol, Richard Thompson, David Bitelli, Christine Collister, Alan Dunn4:02 
338Linda Thompson, Richard & Linda Thompson, Richard Thompson, Timi Donald, Pat Donaldson, John Kirkpatrick3:27 
339Linda Peters, David Snell, Clay Toyani, Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson, Jeff Cole, John Defereri, Timi Donald, Pat Donaldson, Sue Draheim, Barry Dransfield, John Kirkpatrick3:15 
340Linda Peters, David Snell, Clay Toyani, Sandy Denny, Andy Roberts, Richard Thompson, Jeff Cole, John Defereri, Timi Donald, Pat Donaldson, Sue Draheim3:03 
341Linda Thompson, Richard & Linda Thompson, Richard Thompson, Pat Donaldson5:25 
342Linda Peters, David Snell, Clay Toyani, Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson, Jeff Cole, John Defereri, Timi Donald, Pat Donaldson2:00 
345Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, John Hiatt, Richard Thompson6:04 
346Dave Mattacks, Pete Thomas, Pete Zorn, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, John Hiatt, Richard Thompson, John Kirkpatrick3:54 

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