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Daring Adventures

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Released  June 1986
Daring Adventures (1986)  Amnesia (1988)
Release date  March 1986
Label  Polydor Records
Length  47:06
Artist  Richard Thompson
Producer  Mitchell Froom
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Recorded  1986 Sunset Sound, Los Angeles
Genres  Rock music, Folk rock, Rock and roll
Similar  Richard Thompson albums, Folk rock albums

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Daring Adventures is the fourth studio album by Richard Thompson, released in 1986.


After sales of his 1985 release Across a Crowded Room had not met expectations, Thompson was under pressure from his record label to deliver with his next album.

The first Thompson album to be recorded in the USA, Daring Adventures is a marked departure from its predecessors with a slicker, more commercial sound and backing provided by American session players. It marked the start of a controversial five-album collaboration between Thompson and new producer Mitchell Froom that was regarded, in some quarters, to have "Americanised" and commercialised Thompson's style and sound. The album is variously seen as a sell-out under pressure from a record company, or as an attempt to reach a wider audience.

With songs like "A Bone Through Her Nose", "Baby Talk" and "Valerie", the album also marked a shift in Thompson's songwriting away from the seemingly personal and towards the character portraits for which he has since become renowned. "Al Bowlly's in Heaven" and "How Will I Ever Be Simple Again" are two of Thompson's best loved songs and concert staples, the latter is also one of the more frequently covered Thompson songs.

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Track listing

All songs written by Richard Thompson

  1. "A Bone Through Her Nose"
  2. "Valerie"
  3. "Missie How You Let Me Down"
  4. "Dead Man's Handle"
  5. "Long Dead Love"
  6. "Lover's Lane"
  7. "Nearly In Love"
  8. "Jennie"
  9. "Baby Talk"
  10. "Cash Down, Never Never"
  11. "How Will I Ever Be Simple Again"
  12. "Al Bowlly's in Heaven"


  • Richard Thompson - guitar, vocals, mandolin, dulcimer, theremin
  • Mitchell Froom - keyboards, theremin
  • Jerry Scheff - bass guitar, double bass
  • Mickey Curry - drums
  • Jim Keltner - drums
  • Alex Acuña - percussion
  • Christine Collister and Clive Gregson - backing vocals
  • John Kirkpatrick - accordion, concertina
  • Philip Pickett - shawm, crumhorn, recorder and symphony.
  • Chuck Fleming - fiddle
  • Brian Taylor, Tony Goddard, David Horn, Ian Peters - brass
  • Songs

    1A Bone Through Her Nose4:06
    3Missie How You Let Me Down3:44


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