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Mark Knopfler’s solo career has proven wider-reaching than his days with Dire Straits. The big rock productions may be gone forever (though a song like “Corned Beef City” certainly rocks in its own way), but his full investigations into traditional folk, blues, Celtic, and country styles have established Knopfler as a modern musical treasure. For Privateering, Knopfler went into his West London recording studio with his well-seasoned friends and nailed down the 20 songs that appear here. (The deluxe version adds five first-rate live performances from 2011.) Knopfler’s songwriting muse is speaking to him clearly, and songs such as “Redbud Tree,” “Haul Away,” “Go, Love," and “Miss You Blues” are as touching and as modest as anything else he’s ever committed to tape. Mike McGoldrick’s whistle and flute and John McCusker’s fiddle are crucial in coloring the songs, and special guests such as Paul Franklin (pedal steel), Kim Wilson (harmonica), Tim O’Brien (mandolin), and Ruth Moody (singer of The Wailin’ Jennys) greatly complement the band. Knopfler’s talents distinguish the sessions, but always to create a natural performance.

Customer Reviews

Once again!

Consistently amazing!

Another Great Knopfler

Seattle and Haul Away are amazing

An Embarrassment of Riches

Some might see the 20 songs of “Privateering” as slightly excessive, but after a four-year hiatus, the more correct assessment I believe, is Knopfler making up for lost time. This is a very solid collection and a welcome return to form after 2009’s only so-so “Get Lucky.” If you must cull from the album due to memory space, favorites are “Redbud Tree,” “Haul Away,” “Go, Love,” “Seattle,” and the hauntingly beautiful "Dream of the Drowned Submariner." All in all, a top-notch effort from one of Rock’s truly great guitarists.

Biography

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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