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Linda Thompson: “Working with Richard Thompson is just like having another session player, only a really, really good one”

Linda Thompson: “Working with Richard Thompson is just like having another session player, only a really, really good one”

Linda Thompson has revealed that collaborating with ex-husband Richard Thompson on her new album was just like working with any other session player.

Speaking in the new issue of Uncut, dated September 2013 and out now, Thompson says that she finds it “easy” working with the guitarist, despite their difficult break-up in the early ’80s.

“I mean, you can’t get a better guitarist, can you?” Thompson says. “A lot of people say to me, ‘Oh, it must be hard to work with Richard.’ But it’s easy, as you know he’s not going to fuck up.

"I’m not one for dwelling on the past. It was just like having another session player, only a really, really good one.”

Linda Thompson talks about her new album, and her collaboration with Richard Thompson, in the new issue of Uncut, out now.

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