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Richard Thompsons score for Grizzly Man Werner Herzogs 2005 documentary film of real life and death in the Alaskan wilderness is one of the best-kept secrets in the British guitarists epic canon: an instrumental masterpiece disguised as a movie soundtrack. Recorded over two days as Thompson played live in the studio to Herzogs footage mostly alone, at times in chamber settings with cello, piano and percussion these tenderly detailed melodies and quietly visceral improvisations are cinema in their own right, rendered with pictorial instinct and the dazzling technique forged in Thompsons lifelong passage through traditional folk, psychedelia, North African modes and intensely personal songwriting. Here is Thompson at his natural best finger-picking dance; snake-curl twang and singing-wire harmonics in a solo clarity that runs from jig-like joy to deep-note meditation, the Grizzly Man blues march with its echoes of Fairport Conventions Sloth to the long night of Treadwell No More, a harrowing darkness in slicing treble and tremolo shiver. Produced by guitarist Henry Kaiser, Grizzly Man is a record of powerful solitude as bold and majestic as the land in Herzogs film; as intimate as prayer and essential Richard Thompson.

Richard Thompsons score for Grizzly Man Werner Herzogs 2005 documentary film of real life and death in the Alaskan wilderness is one of the best-kept secrets in the British guitarists epic canon: an instrumental masterpiece disguised as a movie soundtrack. Recorded over two days as Thompson played live in the studio to Herzogs footage mostly alone, at times in chamber settings with cello, piano and percussion these tenderly detailed melodies and quietly visceral improvisations are cinema in their own right, rendered with pictorial instinct and the dazzling technique forged in Thompsons lifelong passage through traditional folk, psychedelia, North African modes and intensely personal songwriting. Here is Thompson at his natural best finger-picking dance; snake-curl twang and singing-wire harmonics in a solo clarity that runs from jig-like joy to deep-note meditation, the Grizzly Man blues march with its echoes of Fairport Conventions Sloth to the long night of Treadwell No More, a harrowing darkness in slicing treble and tremolo shiver. Produced by guitarist Henry Kaiser, Grizzly Man is a record of powerful solitude as bold and majestic as the land in Herzogs film; as intimate as prayer and essential Richard Thompson.

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Format: Vinyl
Label: NO QUARTER
Rel. Date: 05/06/2022
UPC: 843563148587

Music From Grizzly Man [LP]
Artist: Richard Thompson
Format: Vinyl
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DISC: 1

1. Tim ; the Bears
2. Grizzly Man
3. Foxes
4. Ghosts in the Maze
5. Glencoe
6. Parents
7. Bear Swim
8. Twilight Cowboy
9. The Kibosh
10. Treadwell No More
11. Teddy Bear
12. Small Racket
13. Streamwalk
14. That's My Story
15. Bear Fight
16. Big Racket
17. Corona for Mr. Chocolate
18. Grizzly Man (Revisited)

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Richard Thompsons score for Grizzly Man Werner Herzogs 2005 documentary film of real life and death in the Alaskan wilderness is one of the best-kept secrets in the British guitarists epic canon: an instrumental masterpiece disguised as a movie soundtrack. Recorded over two days as Thompson played live in the studio to Herzogs footage mostly alone, at times in chamber settings with cello, piano and percussion these tenderly detailed melodies and quietly visceral improvisations are cinema in their own right, rendered with pictorial instinct and the dazzling technique forged in Thompsons lifelong passage through traditional folk, psychedelia, North African modes and intensely personal songwriting. Here is Thompson at his natural best finger-picking dance; snake-curl twang and singing-wire harmonics in a solo clarity that runs from jig-like joy to deep-note meditation, the Grizzly Man blues march with its echoes of Fairport Conventions Sloth to the long night of Treadwell No More, a harrowing darkness in slicing treble and tremolo shiver. Produced by guitarist Henry Kaiser, Grizzly Man is a record of powerful solitude as bold and majestic as the land in Herzogs film; as intimate as prayer and essential Richard Thompson.

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