Dream Attic

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Dream Attic
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Live album by
Released30 August 2010 (UK)
31 August 2010 (USA)
RecordedLive at various venues, February 2010
GenreRock, Folk rock
LabelProper (UK, Europe)
Shout! Factory (North America)
ProducerRichard Thompson, Simon Tassano
Richard Thompson chronology
Live Warrior
Dream Attic
Live at the BBC
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
SPIN8/10 stars[2]

Dream Attic [3] is the thirteenth solo album by Richard Thompson released in 2010, on Proper Records.


Instead of recording new songs in a studio, Thompson made demo recordings, rehearsed the songs with his band and then recorded the new material live on a two-week tour of the Western USA.

The album was assembled from these live recordings. No studio overdubs were done; each track on the finished album is an entire, unedited live performance of the song.

Dream Attic was nominated for the Best Contemporary Folk Album award in the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.[4] On its release, Dream Attic entered the British top 20 for album sales, Thompson's first.

All but two of the tracks are performed as the first half of the tour show; the Glasgow show was recorded for the 2010 DVD Live at Celtic Connections.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Richard Thompson:

  1. "The Money Shuffle" – 5:57
  2. "Among The Gorse, Among The Grey " – 3:57
  3. "Haul Me Up" – 4:51
  4. "Burning Man" – 5:39
  5. "Here Comes Geordie" – 3:28
  6. "Demons In Her Dancing Shoes" – 5:38
  7. "Crimescene" – 6:58
  8. "Big Sun Falling In The River" – 5:27
  9. "Stumble On" – 6:04
  10. "Sidney Wells" – 7:34
  11. "A Brother Slips Away" – 4:41
  12. "Bad Again" – 5:25
  13. "If Love Whispers Your Name" – 7:36

Proper Records released a "de luxe" edition of this album, with Thompson's acoustic demo recordings of the same 13 tracks on a second disc.




  • Simon Tassano – mixing (at Rumiville Studio, Austin, Texas), FOH engineer and tour manager
  • Jim Wilson – mastering (at Airshow Mastering, Boulder, Colorado)
  • Tony Brooke – live recording
  • Russ Cole – monitor engineer and production manager
  • Bobby Eichorn – guitar technician and stage manager


  1. ^ "Dream Attic by Richard Thompson". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  2. ^ "SPIN Review".
  3. ^ Song-o-matic – Dream Attic Archived 18 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Official list of the 53rd Grammy nominees, announced December 2010".