Tag Archive: Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler – Down The Road Wherever (2018) {CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Mark Knopfler - Down The Road Wherever (2018) {CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Mark Knopfler – Down The Road Wherever (2018) {CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
2x Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.72 GB (Hi-Res) + 467 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: British Grove Records / Virgin | EU | Cat#: 00602567940449 | Genre: Country Rock

Mark Knopfler’s ninth solo studio album ‘Down The Road Wherever’ features unhurriedly elegant new songs inspired by a wide range of subjects, including his early days in Deptford with Dire Straits, a stray football fan lost in a strange town, and the compulsion of a musician hitching home through the snow. Mark has a poet’s eye for telling details that infuse his songs with his unique psychogeography – ‘where the Delta meets the Tyne’ as he describes it – and his warm Geordie vocal tone and his deft, richly melodic guitar playing are as breathtaking and thrilling as ever.Read More

Mark Knopfler – Down The Road Wherever (2018) {Deluxe Edition}

Mark Knopfler - Down The Road Wherever (2018) {Deluxe Edition}

Mark Knopfler – Down The Road Wherever (2018) {Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 683 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: British Grove / Virgin | Cat#: CDVX 3214 | Genre: Country Rock

Nine albums into a remarkably consistent post-Dire Straits solo career, Mark Knopfler has little to prove aside from living up to his own high standards. That’s not to say he’s incapable of surprises or the occasional left turn, but the general trajectory of his non-soundtrack output as far back as 2004’s Shangri-La has continued to cut a pleasingly familiar groove that fuses his myriad preferences (country, jazz, blues, pub rock, folk, Celtic) into the distinctive brand of understated English roots rock that has become his bailiwick.Read More

Mark Knopfler – Shangri-La (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mark Knopfler - Shangri-La (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mark Knopfler – Shangri-La (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.58 GB (ISO) + 1.25 GB (FLAC Stereo) + 3.47 GB (FLAC Multichannel) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mercury | EU | Cat#: 9867715 | Genre: Blues Rock

Shangri-La, Mark Knopfler’s fourth solo release and his first since breaking his collarbone, shoulder, and seven ribs in a motorcycle crash in March 2003, finds the eternally laid-back Dire Straits frontman in familiar territory. Instead of constructing a song cycle about his brush with mortality — the wry “Don’t Crash the Ambulance” aside — he uses his warm baritone and effortless guitar work to ruminate on everything from the plight of the modern fisherman — the beautiful and rustic “Trawlerman’s Song” — to the entrepreneurial skills of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc (“Boom, Like That”).Read More

Mark Knopfler – Tracker (2015) {Deluxe Edition}

Mark Knopfler - Tracker (2015) {Deluxe Edition}

Mark Knopfler – Tracker (2015) {Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 414 MB (CD) + 54.4 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Will D. Side Limited / Mercury | Cat#: 471 697-9 | Genre: Blues Rock

Scaled smaller than 2012’s double-album Privateering, Tracker also feels suitably subtle, easing its way into being instead of announcing itself with a thunder. Such understatement is typical of Mark Knopfler, particularly in the third act of his career. When he left Dire Straits behind, he also left behind any semblance of playing for the cheap seatsRead More