I often wonder how this guy isn't twice as popular, then I decide I like being part of the secret. Thompson sets many a mood on here with his quick fingers. He can whip out the pop-rockers like "Turning of the Tide", "Feel So Good", and "Razor Dance", or he can slow the pace with songs like "Waltzing's for Dreamers", "Keep Your Distance", or the excellent "Beeswing". This also includes my favorite "Bathsheba Smiles", which is a great upbeat number, and the big fan favorite "1952 Vincent Black Lightning", probably one of the best "story" songs ever. I've seen him a few times, and he always seems to play that one. The only things I miss on here are "Read About Love" and "Crawl Back Under My Stone", otherwise this is the best place to start if your looking for your first, or only "Richard Thompson" cd.