Semi-Detached Mock Tudor
is a live album
by Richard Thompson
Beginning with the Live At Crawley
album in 1995, Richard Thompson
had begun issuing high-quality, officially sanctioned live recordings as an alternative to bootleg recordings
-- products that would provide the artist with revenue and offer better quality to the fans.
As its name suggests, Semi-Detached Mock Tudor
was recorded during the tour to promote Thompson's 1999 album Mock Tudor
. It was released in 2002 when Thompson, now a free agent, was free to market himself as he pleased. It was the first release on his own Beeswing
label, and Thompson has since released several more live albums on his boutique label and marketed them at concerts and via his which was launched simultaneously with Semi-Detached Mock Tudor
. Many fans consider the performances on Semi Detached Mock Tudor to be preferable to the "official album".
Thompson toured heavily to support and promote what he considered to be a strong album and eight of Semi-Detached Mock Tudor
’s 13 tracks are from the then-current Mock Tudor
- including Mock Tudor
’s opening five song sequence with which Thompson and his band opened every concert of the 1999 tour.
All songs written by Richard Thompson
- "Cooksferry Queen"
- "Bathsheba Smiles"
- "Two-Faced Love"
- "Hard On Me"
- "She Twists The Knife Again"
- "Uninhabited Man"
- "Walking The Long......