Category: DIRE STRAITS

MARK KNOPFLER – Down The Road Wherever [Deluxe edition] (2018)

MARK KNOPFLER is returning from a three-year hiatus on November 16 with the release of “Down The Road Wherever“, his ninth solo album. The album features new songs inspired by a wide range of subjects, including Knopfler’s early days in Deptford with Dire Straits.Knopfler produced the record along with former Dire Straits keyboardist Guy Fletcher, who has been one of...

MARK KNOPFLER – This Is Not Enough For Me (2017)

MARK KNOPFLER – This Is Not Enough For Me (2017)

“This Is Not Enough For Me” is a just appeared collection of rare and unreleased tracks by British singer-songwriter and guitarist MARK KNOPFLER, I suspect not an official release but a must for Knopfler / Dire Straits fans. SILVERTOWN BLUES is one of the best songs from Knopfler’s album “Sailing To Philadelphia”, but was never played live. Fans started to...

JOHN ILLSLEY (Dire Straits) – Long Shadows (2016)

JOHN ILLSLEY (Dire Straits) – Long Shadows (2016)

Former Dire Straits bassist and multiple Brit & Grammy award winner JOHN ILLSEY is set to release his sixth solo studio album “Long Shadows” on May 20th 2016. The album follows his celebrated – and recommended by this blog – 2014 studio release Testing The Water and a last year’s live album.Illsley jokes: ‘I have been working on these songs...

DIRE STRAITS – Brothers In Arms [Limited Edition SHM-CD remastered]

Finally one of the greatest Classic Rock albums of all time is released on high quality SHM-CD format; DIRE STRAITS “Brothers In Arms“. “Brothers In Arms” previously appeared on a multi-channel SACD, however the mastering of that release is not to everyone’s taste, considered rather bright and compressed by some.This new remaster by Universal Japan sounds wonderful, with a fantastic...

MARK KNOPFLER – Tracker [2CD Deluxe Edition] (2015)

MARK KNOPFLER – Tracker [2CD Deluxe Edition] (2015)

* Dire Straits were big. Stadium big, big on that MTV, big on headbands and padded suits – aesthetically Eighties. To the music and guitar aficionados MARK KNOPFLER has always been held in high esteem; a finessed finger-picker, witty balladeer, reluctant pop star and a country wise man – a bloody good Jack of all trades basically.His new album “Tracker”...

MARK KNOPFLER – Tracker (2015)

MARK KNOPFLER – Tracker (2015)

* Dire Straits were big. Stadium big, big on that MTV, big on headbands and padded suits –aesthetically Eighties. To the music and guitar aficionados MARK KNOPFLER has always been held in high esteem; a finessed finger-picker, witty balladeer, reluctant pop star and a country wise man – a bloody good Jack of all trades basically. His brand new “Tracker”...