Mark Knopfler - Get Lucky (2009) (limited edition)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, PAL 16:9 (720x576), 25fps, 7360kbps | DD 2.0, 192kbps | 31min | 1720Mb
1CD | Flac + Cue + Log | 300Mb
Rock | Vertigo 2708671 | rel: 2009 | covers
With the release of Get Lucky, Mark Knopfler has made as many solo studio albums as he made group studio albums with Dire Straits, which may be a signal that it's time to stop comparing his two careers and simply accept them as separate entities. Of course, since Knopfler was the lead singer, chief instrumentalist, and songwriter for Dire Straits, there are obvious similarities, even if he has taken a deliberately different path as a solo artist. Basically, he's a lot quieter. "Border Reiver," the first song here, begins with a pennywhistle and a piano, then strings join in. Soon enough, Knopfler's distinctive conversational baritone begins calmly intoning lyrics, and eventually there are examples of his melodic fingerpicked guitar style on both acoustic and electric.