There are few artists recording today who are able to maintain such a distinctive, consistent and instantly recognizable sound while remaining fresh and relevant . Richard Thompson is at the top of that very short list.
New release Sweet Warrior is more of the same and in Thompson's case that's a very good thing indeed. Long time fans will slip this right into thier heaviest rotation while newcomers will be hooked into the Thompson cult by the fourth track.
Go buy Sweet Warrior now and if you're a Thompson rookie save yourself the time and anticipation and grab Action Packed, a pretty good best-of collection, 'cause you're gonna need it too.
and some videos...
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Waltzing's for Dreamers
Shoot Out the Lights