Private Investigations - The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler
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||Telegraph Road||Dire Straits||14:20||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Sultans of Swing||Dire Straits||5:48||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Love Over Gold||Dire Straits||6:16||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Romeo and Juliet||Dire Straits||6:00||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||Tunnel of Love||Dire Straits||8:09||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Skateaway||Dire Straits||6:35||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Private Investigations||Dire Straits||5:57||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||So Far Away||Dire Straits||5:05||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Money for Nothing||Dire Straits||8:24||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||Walk of Life||Dire Straits||4:08||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||Your Latest Trick||Dire Straits||6:29||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Calling Elvis||Dire Straits||6:24||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||On Every Street||Dire Straits||5:03||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Going Home (Theme from the Local Hero)||Mark Knopfler||5:00||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Long Road||Mark Knopfler||7:17||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Why Aye Man||Mark Knopfler||4:09||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Sailing to Philadelphia||Mark Knopfler||5:53||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||What It Is||Mark Knopfler||4:55||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Trawlerman's Song||Mark Knopfler||5:02||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Boom, Like That||Mark Knopfler||5:47||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Brothers In Arms||Dire Straits||6:57||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||All the Roadrunning||Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris||4:49||$1.29||View In iTunes|
From clean-edged guitar romps to expansive cinematic pieces, Mark Knopfler has explored an exceptionally wide swath of creative terrain. Private Investigations brings coherence to his forays into rock, blues, folk and symphonic modes. It would’ve been easy for this collection to linger on his early Dire Straits releases – certainly the run from the irresistible “Sultans of Swing” to the era-defining “Money for Nothing” could yield over a dozen worthy tracks. Instead, it detours into Knopfler’s film soundtrack contributions (“Going Home,” “The Long Road”) to help provide a bridge into his ‘90s solo output. The rootsy “Why Aye Man” and the wry “Boom, Like That” give evidence to the singer/ guitarist’s continued 21st-century relevance. Private Investigations serves as a fine survey of Knopfler’s growth as a songwriter, capturing his insinuating wit and bedrock compassion. But it may be best enjoyed as a showcase for his protean guitar skills, at once tradition-based and sleekly modern in sound. Track for track, this is the best summation of his catalog available.
A Classic from a Classic
Not only do you get the 14 + minute version of Telegraph Road, but the long version of Money for Nothing (perhaps the best song of the Eighties). This more than makes up for the previous Dire Straits Greatest hits packages which did not include the long versions of these classics. Also, this is the only place where you can find Mark Knopfler's solo work in addition to the Dire Staits material. Perhaps the only omission is some of the colaborative work that Knopfler has done over the years, along with the Notting Hillbillies work. Knopfler is undoubtedly one of the greatest guitarists of this generation and this is an appropriate tribute to his body of work!
Private Investigations Digs deep and broad
Do you remember the first time you listened to Love Over Gold? A song - an album - where telling the full story in words and music supersceded any commercial concerns, and drew the listener deep into complex, intertwining guitar riffs, overlaid with meaningful vocals calling quietly for change in the face of foaming commercialism. This new compilation pulls the most intimate Knopfler aside the playful MTV-nod, the polished Sultan, the gritty vocalist and driving soloist. It is a joy to listen to this compilation - a must-have for those seeking a better understanding of Knopfler's genius. He still doesn't give a damn about any trumpet-playing band...
Private Investigation - It's ALL I Want!!
What an album. I have bee a fan for over 30 years. This Album has it all, including Telegraph Road. This is the band that defined Blues\Rock...It's all here the classics, and Mark Knopfler's instrumentals are incredible. If you are a DS fan this is the only album to have if you don't have any. It's complete, it's RIGHTEOUS!!
Formed: 1977 in London, England
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s