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January 2011

Richard Thompson live: dark but peerless

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A belated happy new year to all - both? - Salut! Live readers. Kate Rusby's thoroughly enjoyable new album will be reviewed here soon, but first let us hear from Pete Sixsmith, who caught Richard Thompson live on the banks of the Tyne ...

The Sage, Gateshead. Jan 26 2011

A Richard Thompson show is something to look forward to – particularly if you are sat in a traffic snarl up at the Gateshead side of the Redheugh Bridge, trying to get to the Sage, while 6,000 others were struggling to get to the vast airport hangar called the Metro Arena (on the dark side of the Tyne) to see the boyband JLS.

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