Mark Knopfler's latest effort...anybody get it yet?

"Down the Road Wherever"...gave it a listen last night. Yet another well recorded release and while I still prefer Tracker to this one, it will still get many rotations at our house. More wind instruments in this one that any album he's done(to the best of my memory). I like it when an artist doesn't get stuck on the same road too long.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,024
    Got it love it, been in the truck for over a week. I agree another well recorded, offering from Mr Knopfler. I like it the best from all the 2018 releases so far.
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,349
    Got it a few weeks ago, excellent recording. I love Mark Knopfler and think this album is a good example of why.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,121
    I'll have to check it out. Hopefully its got some demo-worthy tracks. Shangri-La is still a favorite of mine and I'm not sure why. I'm not huge into Mr. Knopfler but I do like his stuff.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,252
    Shangri-La is one of my go-to demo albums. Got the new one and still in the break-in period. I usually listen to a new Knopfler album several dozen times before I comment on it. I will say the recording quality is superb as usual.
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,136
    Has anybody compared any of his albums cd-vs-vinyl?
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,103
    I always use his music when selling speakers I do not want anymore. Reference material for the audition. It’s magical.
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  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,909
    Listening now and really enjoying. Six cuts in, I think this is one of my favorite of his solo albums - although there are a few I haven't listened to all the way through.
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  • It's on my favorites list in TIDAL. I like it a lot.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,703
    I've got it on order.

    Shangri-La is a masterpiece.
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 951
    Sounds like I've got some listening to do. Honestly, I haven't ventured too far from his work with Dire Straits :( Side two of 'Brothers in Arms' is one of my favorite album sides ever.

    This is a cool video of him talking about guitars:
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,703
    My copy arrived today. Cleaned the first record, go to pull out the second and find a piece of wood inside the sleeve, which has been rubbing on the record......not good! This one is going back.

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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,024
    edited December 2018
    Bummer chunk of wood eh not good. Did you at least listen to the first good one before returning, if so what how did you like it? I got a Todd Rundgren live in Atlanta double LP that had the same LP twice that I had to return.
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,252
    F1nut wrote: »
    My copy arrived today. Cleaned the first record, go to pull out the second and find a piece of wood inside the sleeve, which has been rubbing on the record......not good! This one is going back.

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    Unfrickinbelievable. Send that photo to Knopfler’s peeps and maybe you’ll get a free pair of $200 concert tickets.
  • Polkitup2Polkitup2 Posts: 1,512
    Just bought the 2 LP version from Walmart for $18.53 with free 2 day shipping (on orders over $35). Let's hope it doesn't arrive shaped like a taco.

  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,308
    I just ordered Cds of "Shangri La" and "Down the Road Wherever" just now from eBay after the Cowboys / Sea hawks game. Can't wait. :) B)
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,703
    Not that you will see this until I'm let out of polk prison, which I'm in for a completely unjustified reason.

    I'm still waiting for the replacement.......ugh.
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  • RobbyKYRobbyKY Posts: 104
    I just ordered Cds of "Shangri La" and "Down the Road Wherever" just now from eBay after the Cowboys / Sea hawks game. Can't wait.

    Ha! I just ordered the same two CD's plus "Tracker" off Amazon Sunday morning after glancing over this topic and got a chance to listen for a couple hours last night.

    Something about "Long Cool Girl" from 2015's Tracker had me on repeat several times. My daughter asked me if Dire Straits had a new album, not bad for a 12-year-old.

    Always loved DS, glad to get back into a little Mark Knopfler, planning to revisit at elevated volume levels tonight.
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,252
    ^^^ Don't overlook Privateering.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,308
    edited January 8
    OK. :) B)

    2 more to order then. ;)
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,252
    All of Knopfler's solo stuff is good. From his first one "Golden Heart" and even "Notting Hillbillies" and the "Neck to Neck" with Chet Atkins. "Privateering" is a really good album however.
  • Polkitup2Polkitup2 Posts: 1,512
    edited January 9
    Polkitup2 wrote: »
    Just bought the 2 LP version from Walmart for $18.53 with free 2 day shipping (on orders over $35). Let's hope it doesn't arrive shaped like a taco.

    Listening to it now. He has spiced up his usual song recipe with some new sounds including horns. Well recorded. So far I am liking it.

  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,349
    Sonicaly it's a very good recording, as are most of his works. Kill To Get Crimson is also very much worth a listen. Seems to be an overlooked album, but, it's become one of my favorites.
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,136
    Brother in law was over the other weekend, put on Knopfler's newest for listen. He asked if all I play is Knopfler and can I change it.....pissed me off.
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,252
    Hey, I get that about Bob Dylan all the time.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,703
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Sonicaly it's a very good recording, as are most of his works. Kill To Get Crimson is also very much worth a listen. Seems to be an overlooked album, but, it's become one of my favorites.
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    Excellent album, in my heavy rotation.
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,136
    Funny you say that, that's what I put on instead :) Blood on the Tracks SACD....sweet.
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,252
    Did you pick up the latest official Bootleg Series “More Blood More Tracks” yet? It’s basically the NY tapes that preceded the Minneapolis re-recordings that were selected for BOTT. The Bootleg tapes are excellent versions, many songs with just Dylan on guitar, harmonica and maybe a bass player.
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,136
    I'll look into that.

    On Tracker, Long Cool Girl and River Towns are my repeats.
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,252
    ^^^ Great cuts! (I like Ruth Moody a lot, and her harmonies with Knopfler are top shelf.) I find with Knopfler's stuff that as I listen to it more, I begin to appreciate some of the songs that I passed on earlier. Same with Dylan's more recent stuff. For instance, I have also always liked "Lights of Taormina" on Tracker but over time I began to also really like "Mighty Man" and "Basil" a lot, and others. I use Shangri-La SACD as a reference CD and same with that: I have always loved "Donegan's Gone" and "Back To Tupelo" and "Our Shangri-La" but after many listens I also become enamored with some other songs that didn't really flip my switch initially. I remember getting Neck to Neck at the close out rack and after one play I put it away for a long time. Finally, I pulled it out again and played it and couldn't believe I didn't really like it right away. BTW, this morning I saw a video for "Romeo and Juliet" that Mark did for a BBC special in 1996. Frickin' breathtaking. See if you can find that, I saw it on FB but they must've pulled it off You Tube.
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