Monday, August 8, 2016

You Don't Have to Be Beautiful: Richard Thompson and "Kiss"

A musical legend covering another, recently departed musical legend brings us the random tune for today. Richard Thompson is an award winning guitarist, singer and songwriter from England who first achieved fame as a founding member of Fairport Convention in the late 1960s, and as part of the husband and wife duo of Richard and Linda Thompson. While his group and solo accomplishments are too numerous to mention (his Wikipedia entry is huge), he has released 16 solo studio albums, 6 albums with Linda Thompson, 4 live albums, 12 albums labeled "fan" or "boutique" albums, and nine compilations. He has also been on five studio and four live albums with Fairport Convention. This song, Kiss, a cover of the Prince original, can be found on his 2006 live album 1000 Years of Popular Music.