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Customer Reviews

Run, do not walk...

Run, do not walk, to get this release! One of those rare gems without a bad song on it. Better yet, all are very good, if not great. If you're reading this, you must listen to every sample below. Thank you, Mr. Knopfler!

Knopfler on Top

This is by far my favorite solo album. Every song carries you someplace else. My favorite is Speedway At Nazareth and I can just listen to it over and over. Great album and great guitar work!!!!

Terrific slab of Americana through English eyes

Knopfler’s solo work features a fair number of excellent songs along with some filler. This record is an exception: it's solid throughout and it has stood up perfectly. I think it's his best work post-1985. I also think it's the most diverse and interestingly-recorded of his solo records, which in recent years have become—to my ears—bland. The entire second half of this record is particularly strong. If you liked Dire Straits and want “more”, this is probably the closest you’ll get.


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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