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Versatile Heart


Download links and information about Versatile Heart by Linda Thompson. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 45:44 minutes.

Artist: Linda Thompson
Release date: 2007
Genre: Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 14
Duration: 45:44
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No. Title Length
1. Stay Bright 1:31
2. Versatile Heart 3:25
3. The Way I Love You 3:57
4. Beauty 4:13
5. Katy Cruel 2:22
6. Nice Cars 2:45
7. Do Your Best for Rock 'n' Roll 4:47
8. Day After Tomorrow 5:03
9. Blue & Gold 3:02
10. Give Me a Sad Song 3:56
11. Go Home 4:32
12. Whisky, Bob Copper and Me 2:50
13. Stay Bright 1:46
14. Babyshambles (Bonus Track) 1:35



 Recorded over three years in New York and Scotland, Versatile Heart, Linda Thompson’s third solo album, is a straightforward singer’s album. There are no tricky productions, no instruments threatening to overtake her space. For years Thompson has suffered with spasmodic dysphonia, a rare vocal disorder that freezes the vocal cords, that has limited her live appearances and her recording output. Here, she sounds completely relaxed, allowing the well-chosen material to do much of the work. Thompson has never been a showy singer, relying more on a whispered breath, a slight choke and a careful inflection to render the truth. The traditional, “Katy Cruel,” acknowledges her timeless English folk roots, while the Tom Waits/ Kathleen Brennan tune, “Day After Tomorrow,” takes a step towards the Iraq desert and a soldier’s unsure future. Thompson and son Teddy co-wrote several tracks (including the title track and “The Way I Love You”) and she duets with him, daughter Kamila, Martha Wainwright and Antony (of the Johnsons) for songs that skim rockabilly and C&W for their emotive power.