David Gilmour Joins Richard Thompson At 70th Birthday Concert


Singer-songwriter Richard Thompson was joined by a number of guests including Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour during a concert at Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday night. The show came in celebration of Thompson’s 70th birthday.

Gilmour emerged at the end of the evening’s second set for performances of “Dimming Of The Day” and “Fat Old Sun.” The former was originally released by Richard and Linda Thompson on their 1975 LP Pour Down Like Silver while the former appears on Pink Floyd’s Atom Heart Mother album. Linda, Thompson’s ex, came out earlier in the set for “That’s Enough.”

The concert featured 34 songs, most of which were originals from throughout Richard Thompson’s career including a number from his Fairport Convention days. Derek Smalls (aka Harry Shearer) performed “She Puts The Bitch In Obituary” and Loudon Wainwright III added to his own “The Swimming Song” as well as the title track from Richard and Linda’s 1974 album, I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight.

Hugh Cornwell, Ashley Hutchings, Bob Mould, Kate Rusby, Eliza Carthy, Alistair Anderson and Teddy Thompson were among other guests who performed last night. For the encore, many of the evening’s participants teamed up on the Fairport Convention classic “Meet On The Ledge.”

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Fat Old Sun w/ David Gilmour

Dimming Of The Day w/ David Gilmour Captured by fjaerilbs

The Swimming Song w/ Loudon Wainwright

Meet On The Ledge w/ Friends & Family


Richard Thompson at Royal Albert Hall

Set 1
  • The Storm Won't Come
  • Tobacco Road  
  • Peaches  
  • The Most Beautiful Girl In Hollywood  
  • Blues in My Bottle  
  • Jack O'Diamonds  
  • Down Where the Drunkards Roll  
  • Turning of the Tide
  • If I Can't Change Your Mind  
  • Withered and Died  
  • As the Lights Go Out
  • The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie  
  • Fare Thee Well
  • Fine Horseman
  • The Great Valerio  
  • Hug You Like a Mountain
Set 2
  • Beeswing
  • Madame Bonaparte
  • Persuasion
  • Ghosts in the Wind  
  • Sweetheart on the Barricade  
  • Who Knows Where the Time Goes?  
  • House on the Hill  
  • Sheath and Knife
  • Grey Funnel Line  
  • Keep Your Distance
  • That's Enough  
  • Cry Me a River  
  • She Puts the Bitch in Obituary
  • The Swimming Song  
  • I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight  
  • Dimming of the Day  
  • Fat Old Sun  
  • Meet on the Ledge
  • Fairport Convention

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