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
Performance CreditsRichard 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 CreditsRichard 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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dream Attic based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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.'
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.