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-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 10.7 GB (DSF) + 4.87 GB (FLAC) + 3.69 GB (ISO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mercury | EU | Cat#: 9867715 | Genre: Folk Rock
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

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”). Continue reading “Mark Knopfler – Shangri-La (2004) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Mark Knopfler – Tracker (2015) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Mark Knopfler - Tracker (2015) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Mark Knopfler – Tracker (2015) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz & 192kHz
Total Size: 4.35 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Will D. Side Limited | Genre: Pop Rock
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Mark Knopfler – Sailing To Philadelphia (2000) [2004 Release, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res]

Mark Knopfler - Sailing To Philadelphia (2000) [2004 Release, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res]

Mark Knopfler – Sailing To Philadelphia (2000) [2004 Release, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res]
DVD-Audio | ISO | MLP (5.1 & 2.0 / 24bit / 48kHz & 88.2kHz) | Dolby AC3 (5.1 & 2.0)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 48kHz & 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.43 GB (DVD-A) + 2.72 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Bros. | US | Cat#: 48119-2 | Genre: Country Rock, Classic Rock

Mark Knopfler’s second solo album might as well be called Dire Straits’ eighth studio album, though Knopfler abandoned the group name back in 1996, dispensing with hefty sales in the process. There was never much doubt that the fame and lifestyle coincident with platinum sales made him uncomfortable, and discontinuing the Dire Straits billing was a means of walking away from all that. Continue reading “Mark Knopfler – Sailing To Philadelphia (2000) [2004 Release, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res]”

Mark Knopfler – The Studio Albums 2009-2018 (2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Mark Knopfler - The Studio Albums 2009-2018 (2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Mark Knopfler – The Studio Albums 2009-2018 (2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 7.13 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: UMC | Genre: Pop Rock, Country Rock

The Studio Albums 2009-2018 is a collection of Mark Knopfler’s studio albums, plus a collection of studio B-sides, bonus tracks, and 2 previously unreleased songs (“Back In The Day,” “Precious Voice From Heaven”). Audio overseen by original mastering engineer Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering. Continue reading “Mark Knopfler – The Studio Albums 2009-2018 (2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]”

Mark Knopfler – Local Hero (1983) [2022, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Mark Knopfler - Local Hero (1983) [2022, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Mark Knopfler – Local Hero (1983) [2022, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.90 GB (ISO) + 1.87 GB (DSF) + 866 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2227 | Genre: Soundtrack

Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler’s intricate, introspective finger-picked guitar stylings make a perfect musical complement to the wistful tone of Bill Forsyth’s comedy film, Local Hero. This album was billed as a Knopfler solo album rather than an original soundtrack album, with the notation “music … for the film.” Continue reading “Mark Knopfler – Local Hero (1983) [2022, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Mark Knopfler – The Studio Albums 1996-2007 (2021) [Remastered, Box Set, 6CD]

Mark Knopfler - The Studio Albums 1996-2007 (2021) [Remastered, Box Set, 6CD]

Mark Knopfler – The Studio Albums 1996-2007 (2021) [Remastered, Box Set, 6CD]
EAC Rip | 6xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.04 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: UMC | EU | Cat#: 0602435817088 | Genre: Country Rock

The audio of each album has been newly remastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios in London and the LPs will be pressed on 180g black vinyl. The boxset will include a download card and 6 embossed art prints of each of the albums covers. The CD set will come housed in a deluxe clamshell box with the CDs in wallets with folded double-sided printed inserts, plus 6 beautiful art cards of each of the album covers. Continue reading “Mark Knopfler – The Studio Albums 1996-2007 (2021) [Remastered, Box Set, 6CD]”

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. Continue reading “Mark Knopfler – Down The Road Wherever (2018) [CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

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. Continue reading “Mark Knopfler – Down The Road Wherever (2018) [Deluxe Edition]”

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: 482 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Will D. Side Limited / Mercury | Cat#: 471 697-9 | Genre: Pop 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 seats Continue reading “Mark Knopfler – Tracker (2015) [Deluxe Edition]”