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!