British folk-rock legend Linda Thompson returns October 15 with an outstanding new album, Won’t Be Long Now. Comprised of a mix of traditional and original songs– including songs co-written by Linda with Ron Sexsmith, John Doyle and her son Teddy Thompson– Won’t Be Long Now follows Fashionably Late (2002) and Versatile Heart (2007) showing that her voice endures as a devastatingly beautiful instrument. This album features the talents of Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick, Eliza Carthy, Sam Amidon, Amy Helm and a host of Thompsons. All three of her children and one grandchild form the group on a cover of Anna McGarrigle’s “As Fast As My Feet.” Ex-husband Richard Thompson provides lovely guitar accompaniment on Linda’s “Love’s for Babies and Fools,” a song that can stand with the best of their classic output. Produced with her long-time collaborator, Edward Haber, and mixed by Tom Schick (Wilco, Mavis Staples, Ryan Adams), Won’t Be Long Now is not to be missed.
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