By Alex HudsonWhen Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell hit the road this spring with co-headliner Richard Thompson, Harris and Crowell won't be the only ones promoting a new album. British guitar legend Thompson has an album of his own, Electric, due out on February 5 through New West Records.
Electric was produced by Buddy Miller (Solomon Burke, Patty Griffin) at his home studio in Nashville. It features drummer Michael Jerome (John Cale, the Toadies) and bassist Taras Prodaniuk (Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams), plus a guest appearances from Alison Krauss and session fiddler Stuart Duncan.
Thompson told Rolling Stone, "I thought it would be good to have [the album] sound fairly garage, if you like — slightly trashed out. I think it is, in a good way. [It's] the opposite of smooth."
See the tracklist below and the album art above.
For a taste of the album, hear "Good Things Happen to Bad People" at the bottom of this page. And be sure to check out Thompson's tour schedule with Harris and Crowell here. The trek includes a Toronto stop on March 22.
1. Stoney Ground 2. Salford Sunday 3. Sally B 4. Stuck on the Treadmill 5. My Enemy 6. Good Things Happen to Bad People 7. Where's Home? 8. Another Small Thing in Her Favour 9. Straight And Narrow 10. The Snow Goose 11. Saving The Good Stuff for You