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A troubadour of timeless songs

Thompson’s new box set captures phenomenal career

“You want to sound contemporary, ... but it’s nice if the language flows in a way that isn’t tied to any particular time,’’ says Richard Thompson, who has a new retrospective box set, “Walking on a Wire,’’ out Tuesday. “You want to sound contemporary, ... but it’s nice if the language flows in a way that isn’t tied to any particular time,’’ says Richard Thompson, who has a new retrospective box set, “Walking on a Wire,’’ out Tuesday.
By Saul Austerlitz
Globe Correspondent / August 16, 2009

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When talk turns to the timeless, multigenerational titans of rock, his name is rarely mentioned. When lists are being tallied of the 500 best albums, 200 greatest songs, or top 50 guitar solos, he is an afterthought at best. (Full article: 1097 words)

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