Time Magazine has said “Linda Thompson may be rock’s best woman singer”, and anybody with an interest in contemporary music would expect that description to be expanded to include folk music. Although Linda hasn’t made a recording for seventeen years, the pure, fragile beauty of her voice hasn’t deserted her – indeed, time has only increased the emotional quality of her performance. This is a remarkable comeback, featuring nine songs either written or co-written by Linda. The tenth, Evona Darling, is from the pen and free spirit of Lal Waterson.

“Album of the year”Financial Times
“The voice has never sounded more exquisite” ★★★★ Q magazine
“Top 50 best album of the year”MOJO
“Exquisite – now for the comeback concert.” ★★★★ The Guardian
“Folk album of the year”Daily Telegraph
“A long overdue gem from one of Rock & Rolls finest voices. The real queen of Britain returns after a seventeen-year silence – with this record of magnificent anguish – the triumph is Linda’s alone”Rolling Stone
“A superb collection rendered with consummate style and imagination – studded with brilliant individual performances. A marvelous return, impossible to recommend too highly”The Independent
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2003: Best Original Song (“No Telling”)
“Fashionably Late is a gem that grows with each play. Linda’s voice is as wondrous as we remember it…Linda’s effortlessly supple vocals add colour and emotional depth to a sharply observed, highly melodic set of songs – highlights abound. A beautifully realised return to the musical spotlight”Get Rhythm

1  Dear Mary
2  Miss Murray
3  All I See
4  Nine Stone Rig
5  No Telling
6  Evona Darling
7  The Banks Of The Clyde
8  Weary Life
9 Paint & Powder Beauty
10  Dear Old Man Of Mine

Among those collaborating on this outstanding recording are:
Teddy Thompson guitars & vocals
Richard Greene fiddle
Van Dyke Parks accordion & Hammond B-3 organ
Kate Rusby acoustic guitar & vocals
Kathryn Tickell Northumbrian pipes
Eliza Carthy fiddle & vocals
Chris Cutler drums
Rufus Wainwright vocals
Kamila Thompson vocals
Richard Thompson electric guitar and vocals
John Doyle acoustic guitar
Danny Thompson double bass
Martin Carthy acoustic guitar
Jerry Donohue electric guitar
Geraint Watkins Hammond B-3 organ
Dave Mattacks drums