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Mark Knopfler's solo work is a recent discovery for this writer, and in compiling a 'best of' I hit on 'Sailing to Philadelphia'. I've played this track over and over and its got me totally hooked. Presumably that's James Taylor taking one of the parts. It's one of only several great tracks on this fine album, but this one sends a shiver up my spine every time!

Suprised and impressed.

Someone sent this album to me when I was living in Bolivia, and I played it simply because I was very short on new music. And wow, how glad was I? I enjoyed the first few tracks so much that I kept starting again from the beginning after the first 7 or 8 songs. I finally listened right through and realised that, in my opinion, One More Matinee is the most moving, beautiful and well-crafted song on the album. I can't recommend this album highly enough. I left it in Bolivia for a friend who heard it once and fell in love with it, then downloaded it when I returned to the UK. It remains one of my all-time favourite albums.

Best of Mark Knopfler's Albums!

If you are to buy one ablum out of all of his, I would seriously reccommend this one. If you don't want to buy the album and want to buy say 3 or 4 songs, buy: 2. Sailling to Philadelphia 6. Do America 5. The Last Laugh; and 14. One More Matinee In that order...


Born: 12 August 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The most celebrated British guitar hero to emerge in the 1970s and '80s, Mark Knopfler rose to fame as the leader of Dire Straits, and his songwriting and incisive guitar work played a decisive role in making them an international success story. At a time when punk and new wave were making technique for its own sake seem irrelevant, and metal was taking the guitar solo in noisier and unpredictable directions, Knopfler's clean but dexterous picking proved there was still room for traditionalism and...
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