mark knophler


hi guys
has anyone heard the new one "Privateering"
Al
alpass
Excellent blend of Celtic ,folk and blues with the sparse yet penetrating lyrics found in his previous solo efforts...A first time double cd[or lp] with 20 titles all of which create a slightly mystical and comfortable atmosphere!
Out today so go for it!

Azjake
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http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showthread.php?7967-Mark-Knopfler-s-newest-Privateering&highlight=mark+knopfler

above is the thread with some reviews and detailed comments. enjoy
I heard one song on the radio last weekend in the car and ordered it on Sunday. I should get it tomorrow. I was impressed. Ive read that if you're a fan of Mark you should order it. Do you own it or are you looking for opinions?
Hi.
This is easily the BEST album of 2012. Even if you are not a Mark Knopfler fan, you owe it yourself to buy/audition this.
Well, for the American you have chance to see him on tour in U.S from the 04Th Oct.2012, with bob dylan.
In my humble opinion, BD is no match for MK.

Arun
Knopfler has been recording and selling the same old stuff for the last 10 years, ever since he left Dire Straits. It has just been more and more of the same. No, I haven't heard this new one but I am not inclined to spend the $ to find out either.

He needs some fresh blood to kick him in the belly to do something different and exciting again.
10-03-12: Ptmconsulting
Knopfler has been recording and selling the same old stuff for the last 10 years, ever since he left Dire Straits. It has just been more and more of the same. No, I haven't heard this new one but I am not inclined to spend the $ to find out either.

He needs some fresh blood to kick him in the belly to do something different and exciting again.
I have to agree here!
I'm a big fan of Dire Straits - have the CDs AND the LPs of all their records + Alchemy. Great stuff - was my staple diet growing up.
His solo projects with Chet Atkins & The Notting Hillbillies were also great. Have both albums.
But, his other solo projects - Sailing to Philly, Ragmaker's Dreams, etc, etc are simply pathetic!
Agree Knopfler's been in a rut from what I can tell. Sailing To Philadelphia was his last really good album. ALways a great guitarist though. That alone can be worth the cost of admission.
I agree 100% with Ptmconsulting!! Just watched about 10 min of newer stuff on youtube and was very bored.Even when he played ,Sultans of Swing,,he was talking about his guitar playing during the song, ,,"I used to play this faster " I was thinking"Yeah ,and you used to play it with some balls" Les Paul played with more passion and energy and he was much older!
Chet Atkins is one of Knopflers role models. That might explain his laid back demeanor.

BTW, I could listen to any CHet Atkins all day anytime. Not too many artists out there I could say that about.
Mapman,

Agreed.

Best,

Dave