Virgin – 2001 – 46 minutes

The middle child of revered folkies Richard and Linda Thompson, Teddy's debut is a worthwhile trawl through AOR sentiments and low-light acoustics. With a stylistic overdraft to the likes of Crowded House and Squeeze, he wades through the grown-up waters of relationships and love gone AWOL supported by the likes of Emmylou Harris and Thompson Sr. While the results sometimes veer a little too close to cardigan dynamics, the string sways of 'Brink Of Love' and the downbeat longing of 'All I See' suggest that this is wisdom in progress. Old head, young shoulders and an encouraging debut bow.

Harry Guerin

Tracklisting: Wake Up – Love Her For That – Brink Of Love – So Easy – All I See – All We Said – A Step Behind – Missing Children – Thanks A Lot – Days In The Park