Song of the Day, December 26: When I Get to the Border by Richard & Linda Thompson

RLTBrightBackToday’s song is When I Get to the Border by Richard and Linda Thompson. After leaving Fairport Convention and releasing one solo album, Richard formed a personal and professional partnership with Linda that lasted a tumultuous decade. Their first and last albums together were unquestionable masterpieces. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight is a classic set of distinctly English songs set in folk-inspired music. This song, the lead-off track, perfectly captures the fatalism that Richard has mastered during his long career. The addition of Linda’s fabulous vocals provides just the right note to make the song complete. Enjoy this magnificent track today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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