Mark Knopfler - Privateering (CD)

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    Categories
    RockPopMusic
    Category
    1. Performer
    2. Rock & Pop
    Number of Items
    1
    Title
    Privateering
    Media
    CD
    BarCode
    602537043217
    Country of Origin
    USA
    Label
    Naxos
    Format
    Audio CD
    Barcode
    602537043217
    Previews

    Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Knopfler's sueded voice has changed little since his 1980s heyday, and his elegant electric-guitar work sounds better than ever."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Knopfler can still startle the horses with his Martin Amis side."

    Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Redbud Tree
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Haul Away
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Don't Forget Your Hat
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Privateering
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Miss You Blues
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Corned Beef City
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Go, Love
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Hot Or What
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Yon Two Crows
    10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Seattle
    11. [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Kingdom Of Gold
    12. [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Got To Have Something
    13. [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] Radio City Serenade
    14. [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] I Used To Could
    15. [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Gator Blood
    16. [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Bluebird
    17. [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Dream Of The Drowned Submariner
    18. [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Blood And Water
    19. [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] Today Is Okay
    20. [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] After The Beanstalk
    Genre
    Pop / Rock
    Country
    USA
    Notes
    Since officially embarking on a solo career in 1995, former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler has been quietly and consistently amassing an unassuming horn of plenty, maintaining his prior outfit's penchant for fusing meticulously crafted English blues-rock with sardonic, radio-ready AOR pop, while introducing elements of traditional folk and country with the effortless gait of an artist who has spent his years as both a student and a professor. On Privateering, his seventh solo outing, Knopfler has crafted his most ambitious and pugnacious set to date, going all in on a two-disc set that pits all of the aforementioned influences against each other without ever succumbing to the convenience of their architectures. Upon first spin, Privateering feels a little like a garage sale, offering up long cold plates of once warm, late-night porch jams that feel like pre-studio session warm-ups, but the album's stately, yet schizophrenic nature, which pits lo-fi, studious, yet ultimately forgettable exercises in rote American blues like "Hot or What" and "Gator Blood" with amiable, highway-ready rockers ("Corned Beef City") and incredibly affecting, spooky folk-pop ballads like "Redbud Tree," "Kingdom of Gold," and the magnificent "Dream of the Drowned Submariner," all three of which owe a couple of polite high fives to Dire Straits songs like "The Man's Strong" and "Brothers in Arms," reveals an artist in complete control of his arsenal. Could the album use some trimming? Sure, but Knopfler is that rare gunslinger who can make even the wildest shot look like it was completely intentional, and his steady voice, mercurial lyrics, and instantly recognizable guitar tone, that latter of which falls somewhere between the rich, lucid beauty of David Gilmour and the Pan-like spell-casting of Richard Thompson, provide just the right amount of ballast to keep a ship as big as Privateering buoyant. ~ James Christopher Monger
    Date Released
    2012-06-01 00:00:00
    Audio Format
    PCM Audio
    Video Disabled
    0
    Performer
    Mark Knopfler
    Artists
    1. Knopfler, Mark
    Distributor
    n/a

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