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Beat the Retreat: Songs by Richard Thompson ()

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Richard Thompson is surely one of the greatest songwriters and artists never to achieve any measure of commercial fame. However, his high reputation among musicians is unchallenged, and Beat the Retreat is a fine collection of covers of some of Thompson's greatest songs. There are two kinds of successes on this record. The first kind is when artists completely re-envision Thompson's original compositions. Good demonstrations of this are such tracks as Bob Mould's take on "Turning of the Tide," which puts a punk spin on ...

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  1. Shoot out the Lights
  2. Wall of Death
  3. When the Spell Is Broken
  4. Turning of the Tide
  5. For Shame of Doing Wrong
  6. Down Where the Drunkards Roll
  7. Beat the Retreat
  8. Genesis Hall
  9. I Misunderstood
  10. The Madness of Love
  11. Just the Motion
  12. Valerie
  13. A Heart Needs a Home
  14. Dimming of the Day
  15. Farewell, Farewell
  16. The Great Valerio
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Beat the Retreat: Songs by Richard Thompson
2006, EMI

UPC: 094636747125

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Beat the Retreat: Songs by Richard Thompson
1995, Capitol

UPC: 724383148226

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Beat the Retreat: Songs by Richard Thompson
1994, Capitol

UPC: 077779592920

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Beat the Retreat: Songs by Richard Thompson
1994, Capitol/EMI Records

UPC: 077779592944

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