Shoot Out the Lights is the sixth and final album by British husband-and-wife rock duo Richard and Linda Thompson. It was produced by Joe Boyd and released in 1982 on his Hannibal label.
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Shoot Out The Lights is Richard and Linda Thompson’s final album together and, ironically, the folk-rock couple’s most artistically acclaimed and commercially successful. The album was recorded, scrapped, and rerecorded before finally emerging in 1982, arriving just around the time that the couple split up. Despite the separation, they embarked upon a . tour to promote the album, delivering emotionally charged performances at every turn. SHOOT OUT THE LIGHTS’ circuitous path began in 1980 when Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty-who’d toured with the Thompsons that year-produced and financed the album, hoping it would earn the unsigned couple a new record contract. Failing to secure a record deal, the album was eventually shelved. The Thompsons persevered, signing with producer Joe Boyd’s independent Hannibal Records the following year.
Richard Thompson's songs eloquently express the pain, dread, and sorrow of his impending split with wife Linda, and the couple's stoic vocal delivery lays it all out with clear-eyed precision. Amid the graceful folk-rock balladry, Richard throws in one of the most intense guitar solos of his career, on the heavy-hitting but slow-burning title track. Shoot Out the Lights Richard & Linda Thompson. This 1982 release isn't just a breakup album-it's one of the most commanding distress signals ever sent, from a couple whose marriage was in the process of self-destructing. Richard Thompson's songs eloquently express the pain, dread, and sorrow of his impending split with wife Linda, and the couple's stoic vocal delivery lays it all out with clear-eyed precision.
Richard & Linda Thompson. Produced by Joe Boyd. Album Shoot Out the Lights. Shoot Out The Lights Lyrics. Keep the blind down on the window Ah, keep the pain on the inside Just watching the dark Just watching the dark Ah he might laugh but you won't see him As he thunders through the night. Shoot out the lights Shoot out the lights. Shoot Out The Lights" Track Info. Written By Richard Thompson. Release Date March 15, 1982. Performed Live As. Shoot Out the Lights by The Richard Thompson Band.
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Real life intruded on Richard and Linda Thompson and turned Shoot Out the Lights into a harrowing masterpiece. The collection was difficult to create. Tracks from an aborted first attempt to record the album ended up on the Richard Thompson anthology Watching the Dark and the history of Linda Thompson Dreams Fly Away. It also became their final record together, lending extra poignance to such classically grim Richard Thompson titles as "Did She Jump or Was She Pushed" and "Wall of Death. Don't Renege On Our Love. Your browser does not support the audio element. Shoot Out the Lights.
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|A1||Don't Renege On Our Love||4:15|
|A2||Walking On A Wire||5:24|
|A3||A Man In Need||3:32|
|A4||It's Just The Motion||6:16|
|B1||Shoot Out The Lights||5:20|
|B2||The Backstreet Slide||4:29|
|B3||Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed
Written-By – Richard & Linda Thompson
|B4||The Wall Of Death||3:42|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Hannibal Records, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Richard And Linda Thompson
- Copyright (c) – Bee Bee Music Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Island Music Ltd.
- Recorded At – Olympic Studios
- Mixed At – Olympic Studios
- Duplicated By – A&M Records
- Backing Vocals – Clive Gregson, Pete Zorn, The Watersons
- Bass – Dave Pegg (tracks: A3, B2, B4), Pete Zorn (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1)
- Cornet – Brian Jones , Stephen Corbett
- Design – Bill Smith
- Drums – David Mattacks*
- Engineer – Bill Gill
- Guitar, Accordion, Dulcimer [Hammered] – Richard Thompson
- Lead Vocals – Linda Thompson, Richard Thompson
- Management – Jo Lustig Ltd.
- Photography – Gered Mankowitz
- Producer – Joe Boyd
- Trombone – Mark Cutts, Stephen Barnett
- Tuba – Phil Goodwin
- Written-By – Richard Thompson (tracks: A1 to B2, B4)
NotesReleases with an inner sleeve printed with lyrics.
Made in Canada.
The spelling of some track names on the back cover differ slightly from the vinyl label:
"Don't Renege On Our Love"
"Walking On A Wire"
"Man In Need"
"Just the Motion"
"Shoot Out The Lights"
"Back Street Slide"
"Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed"
"Wall Of Death"
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): HNBL- 1303- A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): HNBL- 1303-B
- Matrix / Runout (Side A & B stamped): STERLING
- Matrix / Runout (Side A label): HNBL 1303-A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B label): HNBL 1303-B
|HNCD 1303||Richard & Linda Thompson||Shoot Out The Lights (CD, Album)||Hannibal Records||HNCD 1303||US||1994|
|RHM2 523875||Richard & Linda Thompson||Shoot Out The Lights (2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE)||Rhino Handmade, Hannibal Records, Rykodisc||RHM2 523875||US||2010|
|HNBL 1303||Richard & Linda Thompson||Shoot Out The Lights (LP, Album)||Hannibal Records||HNBL 1303||Canada||1982|
|HNCD 1303||Richard & Linda Thompson||Shoot Out The Lights (CD, Album)||Hannibal Records||HNCD 1303||France||Unknown|
|CHNCD 1303, HNCD 1303||Richard & Linda Thompson||Shoot Out The Lights (CD, Album, Club, RE)||Hannibal Records, Hannibal Records||CHNCD 1303, HNCD 1303||Canada||1991|