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Customer Reviews

Possibly the best album I've ever had the pleasure to hear

Once in a while you get to hear a really exceptional guitar player. Occasionally you find a truly gifted song writer. If you're lucky, you may discover a musician who can excite on even deeper, almost subconcious emotional level. Mark Knopfler is all three. With a great respect for his influences, and his own uncanny style, he gives us an album that ranges from playful, to wistful, to melancholy, and back to playful. Possibly the best album I've ever bought. Just buy it already.

Quite a Treat

This album is really without peer. Suffice it to say that for me it gets better every time I listen to it. if you're not sure about it listen to "Hill Farmer's Blues". Really tasteful stuff. Well Done Mr. Knopfler.

Best of the Best

Mark Knopfler is a true guitar virtuoso. He is simply without peer when it comes to his live performances. If you have the opportunity to seem him live you must. Lyrically he is one of the best storytellers recording and this album exemplifies his ability to tell beautiful narratives and couple those stories perfectly with a wide range of guitar melodies. All of Knopfler's albums are great, but Ragpicker's Dream has a timeless quality beyond his or any other artist's work. Classic, masterpiece, or any other superlative you choose to heap upon this album. Listen to it a few (hundred) times. You will love it more each time.


Born: August 12, 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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