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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mark Knopfler - Privateering (2012)

Mark Knopfler - Privateering
   Mark Knopfler is of course best known for his band the Dire Straits, but he has been busy releasing great solo albums since the 80's!
 "Privateering" is Knopfler's ode to the South which he unfolds over 2 CD's full of softer country-blues inspired rock tunes.   Complete with fiddle, cittern, uilleann pipies, accordian, harp and the guitar work of Knopfler.  His music is sincere and heart felt on the softer tracks and smoothtly blues-rock on the faster more upbeat numbers!

   This is Knopfler's first double album and he sure covers a wide spectrum here on this set with some fantastic song writing. No question that fans of Knopfler will like this album !   The song "Dream of the drowned submariner "  is one of the absolute killer tracks that Mark ever recorded....a bit of a Peter Green thing going on too at times.

  Overall a splendid album from start to finish.

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