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Shoot Out the Lights was one of the first albums I recognized as a child. Granted, I didn’t know who Richard or Linda Thompson, or even the name of the album, or the lyrics to any of the songs, but five-year-old Josh did refer to “Don’t Renege on Our Love” as the “horse song” because of its clop-clop-clop rhythm, which reminded me of Black Beauty or some such equine. Years later, I would actually learn the lyrics and fall in love with it in a totally different way, and saw Richard perform the title track back in 2007 and 2008. As great as that song, it’s still one of the minor selections from the album. What better way to celebrate its 30-year anniversary than with a reunion tour between Richard and Linda – hearing her wail “Walking on a Wire” accompanied by his guitar would be an instant frontrunner for Greatest Moment of 2012. And it’s not impossible, either: though the couple separated in 1981, they performed a single song together in 2010, at the Meltdown Festival.