Richard and Linda Thompson: Hard Luck Stories (1972 - 1982): 8CD Box Set + Exclusive Lithograph

Hard Luck Stories (1972 - 1982): 8CD Box Set + Exclusive Lithograph

Richard and Linda Thompson

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7768997.LITHO
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CD Box Set
This multi-buy offer pack contains the following products:
Hard Luck Stories (1972 - 1982): 8CD Box Set
normal price US$98.99
Hard Luck Stories: Art Print
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A message from the record label: We are aware of issues affecting some CDs in a small number of the Richard & Linda Thompson 8CD boxed set, ‘Hard Luck Stories 1972-1982’. Having spoken to the manufacturer, it appears likely that these were caused during the hand-packing process. If you have been affected please email infoumc@umusic.com, including proof of purchase, and we will send you a download code for the full contents of the package. If you request them, we will also arrange to send replacement discs to you. Please note, this box set is now sold out. If you return your box to the store you purchased from it will only be possible to get a refund.

Exclusive lithograph (unsigned), only 250 copies available worldwide. CD Set featuring all 6 studio albums remastered from the original tapes, with 30 previously unreleased recordings including Outtakes, Demos and Rarities along with Live concerts from 1975 and 1977.

CD Set featuring all 6 studio albums remastered from the original tapes, with 30 previously unreleased recordings including Outtakes, Demos and Rarities along with Live concerts from 1975 and 1977.

Also contains a 72 Page hard cover book featuring brand new essays plus many rare and previously unpublished photographs.

Sleevenotes for the box set are split between the Island Years, written by Patrick Humphries author of “”Richard Thompson: The Biography”” ( 1997 ) / “”Nick Drake: The Biography”” ( 1999 ) and the post-Island Years by Mick Houghton, author of the 2016 Sandy Denny biography, “”I’ve Always Kept A Unicorn””.

Both Pat and Mick have spoken to Richard and Linda to provide a fresh perspective on their years together.

Hard Luck Stories (1972 - 1982): 8CD Box Set Tracks
DISC 1 - SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS - THE EARLY YEARS
1 Sweet Little Rock and Roller (Alternate version) – The Bunch –- Previously Unreleased  
2 The Locomotion – from The Bunch, ‘Rock On’  
3 My Girl In The Month of May – from The Bunch, ‘Rock On’  
4 When Will I Be Loved (demo) – from Sandy Denny, ‘I’ve Always Kept A Unicorn’  
5 Amazon Queen - Previously Unreleased  
6 Shaky Nancy from Richard Thompson, ‘Henry The Human Fly’  
7 The Angels Took My Racehorse Away from Richard Thompson, ‘Henry The Human Fly’  
8 Embroidered Butterflies from Brian Patten, ‘Vanishing Trick’  
9 After Frost from Brian Patten, ‘Vanishing Trick’  
10 Sometimes It Happens (Demo) – from Linda Thompson ‘Dreams Fly Away’  
11 Restless Boy (Demo) – from Linda Thompson ‘Give Me A Sad Song’  
12 The World Is A Beautiful Place from Linda Thompson ‘ Give Me A Sad Song’  
13 Shady Lies (Live at London University College, 25/10/1972) - from Richard Thompson ‘RT: the life and music of Richard Thompson’  
14 Napoleon's Dream (live, Memphis Folk Club, Guildford Hotel, Leeds, 00-01-1973) - from Richard Thompson ‘RT: The Life and Music of Richard Thompson’  
Hard Luck Stories (1972 - 1982): 8CD Box Set Tracks
DISC EIGHT – SHOOT OUT THE LIGHTS – EXPANDED
1 Don’t Renege On Our Love  
2 Walking On A Wire  
3 A Man In Need  
4 Just The Motion  
5 Shoot Out The Lights  
6 Back Street Slide  
7 Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed?  
8 Wall of Death  
9 Living In Luxury (Don’t Renege On Our Love 7” single B-Side)  
10 The Wrong Heartbeat ( Shoot Out The Lights Session ) - Previously Unreleased  
11 I’m A Dreamer (Gerry Rafferty session – 1996 remix) from Linda Thompson, ‘Dreams Fly Away’  
12 Walking On A Wire (Gerry Rafferty session – 1996 remix) from Linda Thompson, ‘Dreams Fly Away’  
13 Pavane (Live, Second Story, Bloomington, Indiana 29/05/1982) - Previously Unreleased  
14 High School Confidential (Live, Second Story, Bloomington, Indiana 29/05/1982) - Previously Unreleased  
Hard Luck Stories (1972 - 1982): 8CD Box Set Tracks
DISC FIVE – THE MADNESS OF LOVE – LIVE – *Previously Unreleased
1 Dargai (Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall 25/04/1975) *  
2 Never Again (Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall 25/04/1975)*  
3 Dark End Of The Street (Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall 25/04/1975 remixed)  
4 Beat The Retreat (Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall 25/04/1975 remixed)  
5 The Sun Never Shines On The Poor (Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall 25/04/1975)*  
6 If I Were A Woman and You Were A Man (Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall 25/04/1975)*  
7 The Madness of Love (Live, Theatre Royal, London, 01/05 1977) *  
8 Night Comes In [Linda vocal] (Live, Theatre Royal, London, 01/05 1977) *  
9 A Bird In Gods Garden (Live, Theatre Royal, London, 01/05 1977) *  
10 The King of Love (Live, Theatre Royal, London, 01/05 1977) *  
11 Layla (Live, Theatre Royal, London, 01/05 1977) *  
12 DISC SIX – FIRST LIGHT – EXPANDED  
13 Restless Highway  
14 Sweet Surrender  
15 Don't Let A Thief Steal Into Your Heart  
16 The Choice Wife  
17 Died For Love  
18 Strange Affair  
19 Layla  
20 Pavane  
21 House of Cards  
22 First Light  
23 Strange Affair (Demo) - Previously Unreleased  
24 Drunk (Demo) - Previously Unreleased  
25 The Dust Of Your Road (Demo) - Previously Unreleased  
26 Layla (Demo) - Previously Unreleased  
27 Died For Love (Demo) - Previously Unreleased  
28 First Light (Demo) from Linda Thompson, ‘Dreams Fly Away’  
Hard Luck Stories (1972 - 1982): 8CD Box Set Tracks
DISC SEVEN – SUNNYVISTA – EXPANDED
1 Civilization  
2 Borrowed Time  
3 Saturday Rolling Around  
4 You’re Going To Need Somebody  
5 Why Do You Turn Your Back?  
6 Sunnyvista  
7 Lonely Hearts  
8 Sisters  
9 Justice In The Streets  
10 Traces Of My Love  
11 Georgie On A Spree (Civilization 7” single version)  
12 Lucky In Life (Demo) - Previously Unreleased  
13 Speechless Child (Demo) - Previously Unreleased  
14 Traces of My Love (Demo) - Previously Unreleased  
15 For Shame Of Doing Wrong [Gerry Rafferty version] from Richard Thompson, ‘Watching The Dark’  
16 The Wrong Heartbeat [Gerry Rafferty version] from Richard Thompson, ‘Watching The Dark’  
17 Back Street Slide (Gerry Rafferty version] from Richard Thompson, ‘Watching The Dark’  
Hard Luck Stories (1972 - 1982): 8CD Box Set Tracks
DISC THREE – HOKEY POKEY – EXPANDED
1 Hokey Pokey Song (The Ice Cream Song)  
2 I’ll Regret It All In The Morning  
3 Smiffy’s Glass Eye  
4 Egypt Room  
5 Never Again  
6 Georgie On A Spree  
7 Old Man Inside A Young Man  
8 The Sun Never Shines On The Poor  
9 A Heart Needs A Home  
10 Mole In A Hole  
11 Hokey Pokey (Live on Marc Time 1975) – Previously Unreleased  
12 A Heart Needs A Home (Alternate 1976 version) from Richard Thompson GuitarVocal  
Hard Luck Stories (1972 - 1982): 8CD Box Set Tracks
DISC TWO – I WANT TO SEE THE BRIGHT LIGHTS TONIGHT - EXPANDED
1 When I Get To The Border  
2 The Calvary Cross  
3 Withered and Died  
4 I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight  
5 Down Where The Drunkards Roll  
6 We Sing Hallelujah  
7 Has He Got A Friend For Me?  
8 The Little Beggar Girl  
9 The End Of The Rainbow  
10 The Great Valerio  
11 Mother and Son – Previously Unreleased  
12 Down Where The Drunkards Roll (Take 1) – Previously Unreleased  
13 The End Of The Rainbow (Linda vocal version) – Previously Unreleased  
14 A Heart Needs A Home (Demo)– Previously Unreleased  
15 The Great Valerio from Live at the Rainbow 16/03/1975 - from Linda Thompson ‘Dreams Fly Away’  

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