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Album Review

This early solo album from David Knopfler has a strong Dire Straits flavor, particularly "Madonna's Daughter," and where Mark Knopfler contributes his unmistakable rhythm guitar. However, David Knopfler's strong, sandpaper vocals and the gentle orchestral feel of some of the tracks make this album distinctly his own: "Sideshow" has a rocky, dance-almost-disco rhythm, there's some interestingly-dirty sax work on "Come to Me," and the recording closes with a memorable, late-night love song "The Great Divide."


Born: 27 December 1952 in Glasgow, Scotland

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

It's never easy to be the sibling of a star when you're active in the same profession -- ask Joey Travolta or Frank Stallone, and try to find out what happened to John Murray, one of Bill's brothers. Similarly, David Knopfler, younger brother of Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler, has often remained in his brother's shadow, unfairly remaining a footnote in the famous British band's history and not always gaining much recognition for his solo work -- provided people know he's remained active in music...
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  • $17.90
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: 1983

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