All the Roadrunning (Bonus Tracks Edition)
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This lush and earthy collaboration between Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris may sound like it rose from an amiable weeklong studio session, but the 12 tracks that make up All the Roadrunning were actually recorded over the span of seven years. The boot-stomping "Red Staggerwing" and the gentle "Donkey Town," both of which were bumped from Knopfler's Sailing to Philadelphia record, give the ex-Dire Straits leader a chance to flex his country muscle, while the wistful title track spotlights the lovely Harris, whose playful demeanor and guarded confidence helps keep Knopfler in check during his sometimes excessive soloing. The two couldn't be more at odds vocally, but Knopfler's laconic drawl is like an easy chair for Harris' fluid pipes, and standout tracks like the 9/11-inspired "This Is Goodbye," the wistful "Beachcombing," and the infectious single "This Is Us" come off as effortless statements of vitality from both camps.
All The Roadrunning
Back to his brilliant best..Should have teamed up with ELH a long time ago.Easy listening with flashes of Marks prowess on guitar.
The poor rating by the Sunday Times almost put me off, but for years this was one of the few musical likes shared with my late wife. I play this and think of her with joy. It brings back such good memories of our life together.
All Road Running
two voices that sound like they were so meant to be together. Throught provoking and never tire of listening to it. These are two brilliant artists who become one and somehow get even better.
Born: 02 April 1947 in Birmingham, AL
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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