You? Me? Us?

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You? Me? Us?
You? Me? Us? (Richard Thompson album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1996
RecordedFebruary 1996
StudioThe Sound Factory, Los Angeles
GenreFolk rock
Length74:01
LabelCapitol
ProducerMitchell Froom, Tchad Blake
Richard Thompson chronology
Live at Crawley
(1995)
You? Me? Us?
(1996)
Two Letter Words
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Guitarist4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[2]

You? Me? Us? is the eighth studio album by British singer-songwriter Richard Thompson released in April 1996 via Capitol Records. It was Thompson's fourth album for the label, his fifth with Mitchell Froom producing and his second to be nominated for a Grammy Award. Thompson's son from his first marriage (to Linda Thompson) Teddy sings backing vocals on disc 2.

Music[edit]

The album is split into two discs. Disc one, Voltage Enhanced, is recorded with a band and is largely electric. Disc two, Nude is largely acoustic with just violin or Danny Thompson's double bass for accompaniment. Two songs, "Razor Dance" and "Hide It Away", are included on both discs; the songs on you? me? us? are notable for metrical complexity and richness of lyric, and for Thompson's guitar work. His acoustic guitar playing is highlighted on the Nude disc, his electric playing is to the fore on "Put It There Pal" and "Bank Vault In Heaven" on the Voltage Enhanced disc.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Richard Thompson.

Disc 1 – "Voltage Enhanced"
  1. "Razor Dance"
  2. "She Steers By Lightning"
  3. "Dark Hand Over My Heart"
  4. "Hide It Away"
  5. "Put It There Pal"
  6. "Business On You"
  7. "No's Not A Word"
  8. "Am I Wasting My Love On You?"
  9. "Bank Vault In Heaven"
  10. "The Ghost Of You Walks"
Disc 2 – "Nude"
  1. "Baby Don't Know What To Do With Herself"
  2. "She Cut Off Her Long Silken Hair"
  3. "Hide It Away"
  4. "Burns Supper"
  5. "Train Don't Leave"
  6. "Cold Kisses"
  7. "Sam Jones"
  8. "Razor Dance"
  9. "Woods Of Darney"

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ecclestone, Richard. "Review: Richard Thompson, You? Me? Us? (Capitol CDEST 2282)". Guitarist. Music Maker Publications (June, 1996): 157.
  2. ^ Fricke, David (2 February 1998). "Review: Richard Thompson – You? Me? Us?". Jann Wenner. Retrieved 12 August 2009.

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