The Madness of Love (take 2)
After I posted some of Richard & Linda Thompson’s “lost” 1977 tracks, a kind reader supplied me with the complete show from which those tracks came. Even if you grabbed the previous download, you want this — the more I listen, the more I’m convinced this unreleased stuff can stand up with the best of Richard & Linda’s work together. The added “lost” tracks here include “Rescue Me” and “The Fire In The Garden,” both great. There are also excellent versions of “Strange Affair” and “First Light,” both of which would turn up on First Light a bit later. The only weak link is “When I Get To The Border,” which Richard seems to have forgotten how to sing. Otherwise, a really fabulous set — as I said before, the songs are deeply religious, but in an earthbound, sensual way. Erotic, even! Sex Jamz To The Lord? OK, maybe not. But close! Dig it.