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Richard & Linda Thompson - First Light mp3 track

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Performer: Richard & Linda Thompson
Title: First Light
Country: UK
Released: 1978
Style: Folk Rock
Category: Rock
Rating: 4.8 ✦
Other format: ASF RA DTS WAV AC3 TTA MP3


A1 Restless Highway 3:55
A2 Sweet Surrender 4:52
A3 Don't Let A Thief Steal Into Your Heart 4:40
A4 The Choice Wife 2:29
A5 Died For Love 6:34
B1 Strange Affair 3:06
B2 Layla 4:20
B3 Pavanne 5:03
B4 House Of Cards 3:30
B5 First Light 4:19

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Britannia Row Studios
  • Recorded At – Olympic Studios
  • Recorded At – Basing Street Studios
  • Manufactured By – Ariola Benelux B.V.
  • Distributed By – Ariola Benelux B.V.


  • Accordion [Button] – John Kirkpatrick
  • Backing Vocals – Andy Fairweather-Low, Bill Caddick, Dave Brady, Dave Burland, Heather Brady, Ian Matthews*, Julie Covington, Maddy Prior, Peta Webb, Philippa Clare, Trevor Lucas
  • Bass – Willie Weeks
  • Composed By – Richard & Linda Thompson (tracks: B3), Richard Thompson (tracks: A1 to B2, B4, B5)
  • Drums – Andy Newmark
  • Engineer – John Wood
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Andy Lunn, Jerry Wing
  • Guitar, Dulcimer – Simon Nicol
  • Illustration [Front Cover] – Adrian Day
  • Keyboards – Neil Larson*
  • Percussion – Chris Karen*, Dave Mattacks
  • Photography By – Gered Mankowitz
  • Producer – John Wood, Richard Thompson
  • Transcription By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Robert Kirby
  • Typography [Calligraphy] – David Quay, Peter Horridge
  • Vocals – Linda Thompson
  • Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Dulcimer [Hammer], Synthesizer, Whistle – Richard Thompson
  • Whistle – Dolores Keane


''First published in U.K. by Chrysalis Records Limited 1978.''

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CHR 1177 Richard & Linda Thompson First Light ‎(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1177 UK 1978
HNBL 4412 Richard & Linda Thompson First Light ‎(LP, RE) Hannibal Records HNBL 4412 UK 1985
CGLP 4412 Richard & Linda Thompson First Light ‎(LP, Album, RE) Carthage Records CGLP 4412 US 1984
ZCHR 1177 Richard & Linda Thompson First Light ‎(Cass, Album, CrO) Chrysalis ZCHR 1177 UK 1978
CCD 1177 Richard & Linda Thompson First Light ‎(CD, Album) Chrysalis CCD 1177 UK & Ireland 1984

First Light (Richard and Linda Thompson album). First Light is the fourth album by folk rock duo Richard and Linda Thompson. It was released in 1978 on Chrysalis Records. After the release of their third album, Pour Down Like Silver, the Thompsons took an extended break from music. They spent much of the next three years living in sufi communes in London and Norfolk.

It was released by Island Records in the UK in 1974. Although never commercially successful and critically ignored upon its release, it is now considered by a number of critics to be a masterpiece and one of the finest works of both Richard and Linda singularly or together.

Complete your Richard & Linda Thompson collection.

Richard & Linda Thompson. Produced by John Wood & Richard Thompson. Give me what I ask for Give me what I long for First light, first light. I came to you for refuge Don't leave me to the thieves Don't leave me to my own Cure my disease First light, first light First light, first light. Take me through the mountains Lead me from confusion Take me by the hand Through real and through illusion First light, first light First light, first light

In 1974, Richard Thompson and the former Linda Peters released their first album together, and I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight was nothing short of a masterpiece, the starkly beautiful refinement of the promise of Thompson's solo debut, Henry the Human Fly. In Linda Thompson, Richard found a superb collaborator and a world-class vocalist; Linda possessed a voice as clear and rich as Sandy Denny's, but with a strength that could easily support Richard's often weighty material, and she proved capable of tackling anything presented to her, from the delicately mournful ".

Richard & Linda Thompson never made the UK charts as a duo, but I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight, released on 30 April 1974, is now a classic. Thankfully, the first album to bill them together, I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight - released on 30 April 1974 - has belatedly achieved the recognition it richly deserves. In 2003, it was listed in Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Albums of All Time, chosen by critics and artists, at No. 332, just one place below The Beatles’ Help!. In July 2014, the record made its proud return to vinyl, the format in which it was first released, as part of Universal Music Catalogue’s Back 2 Black series.