Label: OMNIVORE RECORDINGS
In the early '80s Richard and Linda Thompson were working without a record label. Though the duo had released some of the very best rock music of the previous decade, they weren't considered terribly hip and marketable in the age of punk and new wave. Richard, to earn some extra scratch, recorded this collection of get-back-to-my-roots British and Celtic folk instrumentals. It's an enjoyable and lively album, though it quickly became something of a historical footnote after the duo released Shoot Out the Lights, one of the greatest records in all of rock history, the following year.