Mock Tudor is the ninth studio album by Richard Thompson. Released in 1999, it was his final album released by Capitol Records. For this, his fifth album for Capitol, Thompson teamed up with producers Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf, and Mock Tudor had a more straightforward production than his preceding albums on Capitol which had been produced by Mitchell Froom. In this album Thompson draws predominantly on the musical styles of 1960s England—the time and place of his youth. The lyrics have a nostalgic tinge and are rich with allusion to fairy tales and children's books as well as to Shakespeare and T. S. Eliot. Thematically, Mock Tudor is split into three sections: Metroland—comprising the first five songs, "Cooksferry Queen" to "Hard on Me", Heroes In The Suburbs—covering "Crawl Back" through "Walking the Long Miles Home", and concluding with Street Cries And Stage Whispers—encompassing the last three songs. Widely regarded by critics and Thompson fans as one of his best works, Mock Tudor was yet another richly acclaimed album that was largely ignored by the public. This was the last album that Thompson recorded for Capitol and his last to date for a major record label. Subsequent Thompson studio albums would be self-financed and distributed by smaller independent labels.