I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight is the second album released by Richard Thompson and the first including and credited with his then wife, Linda Thompson as Richard and Linda Thompson. It was released by Island Records in the UK in 1974. Although never commercially successful and critically ignored on its release, it is now considered to be a masterpiece and one of the finest works of both Richard and Linda singularly or together.

• In the 2012 American science fiction action thriller film ‘Looper’, written and directed by Rian Johnson, the strains of “…bright lights tonight” can be heard near the end of the film. The song itself is used in a love scene earlier in the film.

Track listing
All songs written and composed by Richard Thompson (except for “Together Again”, by Buck Owens). 

Side one	
No.	Title	Length	
1.	“When I Get to the Border”  	3:26
2.	“The Calvary Cross”  	3:51
3.	“Withered and Died”  	3:24
4.	“I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight”  	3:07
5.	“Down Where the Drunkards Roll”  	4:05
Side two	
No.	Title	Length	
6.	“We Sing Hallelujah”  	2:49
7.	“Has He Got a Friend for Me”  	3:32
8.	“The Little Beggar Girl”  	3:24
9.	“The End of the Rainbow”  	3:55
10.	“The Great Valerio”  	5:22
2004 CD bonus tracks (previously unreleased)	
No.	Title	Length	
11.	“I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (live)”  	3:04
12.	“Together Again (live)”  	2:46
13.	“Calvary Cross (live)”

I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight is the second album released by Richard Thompson and the first including and credited with his then wife, Linda Thompson as Richard and Linda Thompson. It was released by Island Records in the UK in 1974. Although never commercially successful and critically ignored on its release, it is now considered to be a masterpiece and one of the finest works of both Richard and Linda singularly or together.

• In the 2012 American science fiction action thriller film ‘Looper’, written and directed by Rian Johnson, the strains of “…bright lights tonight” can be heard near the end of the film. The song itself is used in a love scene earlier in the film.

Track listing
All songs written and composed by Richard Thompson (except for “Together Again”, by Buck Owens).

Side one
No. Title Length
1. “When I Get to the Border” 3:26
2. “The Calvary Cross” 3:51
3. “Withered and Died” 3:24
4. “I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight” 3:07
5. “Down Where the Drunkards Roll” 4:05
Side two
No. Title Length
6. “We Sing Hallelujah” 2:49
7. “Has He Got a Friend for Me” 3:32
8. “The Little Beggar Girl” 3:24
9. “The End of the Rainbow” 3:55
10. “The Great Valerio” 5:22
2004 CD bonus tracks (previously unreleased)
No. Title Length
11. “I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (live)” 3:04
12. “Together Again (live)” 2:46
13. “Calvary Cross (live)”

 
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