There is nothing better than a family singing together! During Advent, a fantastic folk rocking appears family album Teddy Thompson and his family, which consists entirely of new songs. With this his parents Richard and Linda, his brother Jack, his sister Kami and her husband James Walbourne are (with whom she plays in the band The Rails) besides nephew Zak Hobbs.
With the Cash and Wainwright the Thompsons are the most important singer-songwriter family. Richard and Linda Thompson published exactly 40 years ago with "I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight" a milestone of British folk-rock movement. Before that Sir Richard was leading brains of Fairport Convention and he is one of the best folk and rock guitarists Ever. Teddy Thompson came in a commune to the world. When he was six, the parents separated. At 18 he had his first band, moved to the US, went with his father on tour, then with Roseanne Cash. Thompson to Millenium at Verve label, released debut album took him to the spotlight of a "new generation singer-songwriter". Shortly thereafter, he co-produced the comeback album fashionably Late his mother. His breakthrough as a solo artist he had in 2005 with two songs in the cult movie Brokeback Mountain. Since Teddy Thompson is a fixed point of the singer-songwriter scene and favorite of the feuilleton, his album A Piece of What You Need attracted numerous 2008 year's best lists a.
2012 Persuaded Thompson's record company, which now appears "Family" bring out album instead of the next regular studio album. He then sent emails to his family, in which he suggested that each this album should contribute two new songs. The reactions "fitted precisely to the different personalities in my family," says the 38-year-old. "My mother answered exactly two minutes later, and my dad wrote first` that's interesting'. My little sister Kami was slow in coming, they can sometimes be very cautious when it comes to musical collaborations, particularly those with family. " All took a lot of time, and then to send ten great songs. Teddy Thompson flew back to his hometown of London, to record overdubs there with his mother, sister, his brother and nephew. Zak Hobbs controls the album the way with his first song he wrote with 17th Then Teddy met his father in L.A. fOr more common overdubs. "Everything happened very quickly, and I came home with a full hard disk," he says. "My job was then to sift the various parts and assemble - which was not so easy."
With alternating lead vocals, backing vocals of all family members and mutual musical fertilization, "Family" is a great album between folk and rock, country and blues - from the more trendy "Careful" penned Kami Thompson to usual brilliant folk style Richard Thompson on "That's Enough"; from coming out of a deep heart ballad "Bonny Boys" Linda Thompson for classic country-rocker "Right", the Teddy contributed. In its peculiarity all the songs have a family resemblance, a certain aesthetic connects them. "I guess there's always this folk-rock sensibility in which to make the Thompsons what," said Richard Thompson.
Only in the course of production Teddy Thompson was aware of his actual motivation behind the project: "I had not realized how much I tried to combine my divorced family again," he says. "As adults, the music brings us closer together again. The import of this album was therapeutic for me. Some damage from the past that we could fix if possible."
In addition to the standard album "Family" appears as a CD + DVD Deluxe Edition with a 15-minute Making of Family, consisting of interviews and old family photos and an insight into the recording process are, besides the human warmth, the immense talent and humor of Thompsons reflects.
Tracklist of Family:
1. Family feat. Teddy Thompson
2. One Life At A Time feat. Richard Thompson
3. Careful feat. Kami Thompson
4. Bonny Boys feat. Linda Thompson
5. Root For Bitter feat. Zak Hobbs
6. At The Feet Of The Emperor feat. Jack Thompson
7. Right feat. Teddy Thompson
8. Perhaps We Can Sleep feat. Linda Thompson
9. That's Enough feat. Richard Thompson
10. I Long For Lonely feat. Kami Thompson and James Walbourne
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