Song of the Day, November 25: All the Time In the World by Gregson and Collister

G&CH&ATimeToday’s song is All the Time In the World. As Clive Gregson’s band, Any Trouble, was breaking up, he heard Christine Collister singing in a local pub. Entranced with her powerful voice, he offered to work with her on future projects. As it happened, Richard Thompson was looking for an additional vocalist for his live band, which included Gregson on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. The pair became a regular part of the Richard Thompson Band on tour and in the studio for a few years. They also began working on their own projects, starting with a Gregson solo disc.

Their live shows were well-regarded acoustic outings. They captured the spirit of these shows on a tape that they sold at concerts. It sold so well that it became their first formal album together, sold as Home and Away, a mix of originals, covers, and old Any Trouble tracks. One of the standouts is All the Time In the World. A quiet, sad tale of domestic abuse, it shows off Gregson’s delicate guitar work and the magical union of their voices.

Enjoy this sad but beautiful song 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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