Linda Thompson


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Linda Thompson
Linda Thompson (born 23 August 1947 in London, England) is a British singer. Born Linda Pettifer (Linda is the sister of the actor Brian Pettifer) in the London Borough of Hackney, Thompson became one of the most recognised names - and voices - in the British folk rock movement of the 1970s and 1980s, in collaboration with her former husband and fellow British folk rock legend, guitarist Richard Thompson, and later, as a solo artist.

In 2007 Linda released another set of original songs and covers called Versatile Heart. This too was primarily a collaboration with son Teddy Thompson, and the CD also features a supporting cast of family and friends, including Kamila Thompson (Linda's daughter), who wrote one track, Martha Wainwright, Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons, as well as Martin Carthy and Eliza Carthy. The CD was warmly received in the press, particularly for Linda's sensitive live recording of the Tom Waits/Kathleen Brennan anti-war song "Day After Tomorrow," as well as for a new song written for Linda, "Beauty," by Rufus Wainwright. Linda and Teddy show a wide range of versatility in the arrangements of the songs, which cover traditional folk, honky-tonk, country as well as cabaret/art-song styles. The CD opens and closes with two arrangements of a Teddy Thompson instrumental piece "Stay Bright," the first an acoustic version, and the second a version for string quartet arranged by famed Nick Drake collaborator Robert Kirby.

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