discography is extensive, numbering over 60 albums in his own name, as a member of Fairport Convention
or as a participant in various collaborative projects. He also has significant involvement in various television and movie soundtracks and has a string of compilation and live albums sold via his web site, his fan club or at live shows.
Thompson's first recordings were as a member of Fairport Convention, in the years 1967 to 1970. After he left Fairport Convention in early 1971 he was involved in two projects with various friends and contemporaries - "Rock On" and "Morris On".
In 1972 Thompson released his first solo album "Henry the Human Fly
". Later that same year he married singer Linda Peters and they recorded and released three albums together before temporarily retiring from the music business.
Richard and Linda Thompson re-emerged in 1978 and released two albums on the Chrysalis label. When Chrysalis declined to renew the contract the Thompsons first made an album, never released, with Gerry Rafferty producing and providing finance. They then signed with Joe Boyd's
independent Hannibal label
and recorded "Shoot Out The Lights
" which sold well in the USA and revived their career. However by the time this album was released their marriage had ended and their professional relationship ended after the tour to support the album.
In 1983 Thompson embarked on a solo career. He once again found himself contracted to... Read More