Hand Of Kindness album cover
Hand Of Kindness

Richard Thompson

Hannibal Records

After his divorce from wife and musical partner Linda Peters, Richard Thompson launched immediately into what would turn out to be a celebrated solo career. Hand of Kindness was its first recorded product, and it’s fair to say that you can still hear him working out his marital issues: “Tear-stained Letter” could hardly be more direct, and song titles like “A Poisoned Heart and a Twisted Memory” and “The Wrong Heartbeat” give you a good idea of what to expect as well. But the music is thrilling, and his guitar playing cuts to the heart.

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