Dream Attic

Dream Attic

by Richard Thompson


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Richard Thompson, one of the most distinguished guitarists and songwriters of our time, returns with Dream Attic, a collection of 13 brand-new songs recorded in front of live audiences during a February 2010 West Coast tour. By recording Dream Attic on stage, Thompson was able to capture the interaction between himself and his band members, who between them add acoustic guitar, mandolin, violin, sax, bass, and drums into the mix. Throughout, listeners are treated not only to phenomenal musicianship but also a typically diverse and strong set of new songs. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/2010
Label: Shout Factory
UPC: 0826663121124
catalogNumber: 12112
Rank: 235764

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Richard Thompson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Michael Jerome   Drums,Vocals
Taras Prodaniuk   Bass,Vocals
Pete Zorn   Acoustic Guitar,Flute,Mandolin,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Vocals,Multi Instruments
Simon Tassano   Compield
Joel Zifkin   Mandolin,Vocals,Electric Violin
Michael Jermoe   Drums,Vocals

Technical Credits

Richard Thompson   Composer,Producer
David McIntosh   Music Business Affairs
Simon Tassano   Producer,Engineer,Tour Manager
Jeff Smith   Art Direction
Tim Bernett   Management
Quattrocchi   Art Direction
Tony Brooke   Sound Recording
Karrie Stouffer   Artwork
Frank Riley   Booking
Paul Fenn   Booking
Bobby Eichhorn   Guitar Techician,Stage Manager
Russ Cole   Monitor Engineer

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Dream Attic 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Firannion More than 1 year ago
I was fortunate enough to catch one of the gigs on the current tour for this album, and I think the recording does a great job of capturing the chops and energy of a live full-band RT show. In my opinion this is the best LP that he's put out since 'Mock Tudor.' I keep playing it over and over. The extended guitar solo at the end of 'If Love Whispers Your Name' is worth the price of the album by itself - what a great way to cap it off! But my favorite cut overall is 'Demons in Her Dancing Shoes.'
glauver More than 1 year ago
Richard Thompson still plays a mean guitar on these track recorded on tour. However, something is missing. I think it may be hooks. None of these songs grabs me like older fare like When The Spell is Broken or Hand of Kindness did. Perhaps more listens will change my mind but I doubt it. Too many numbers seem to repeat themes RT has visited before. It may be (I hope not) that The Old Kit Bag was Thompson's last truly great album.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago