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When they agreed the unwritten law that time-honoured artists with brilliant track records get less creative as they go on, Mark Knopfler obviously wasn't paying attention. He was too busy writing, recording, touring and enjoying it all.

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  • Vinyl (23 Oct. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Rti
  • ASIN: B000UZ4VC8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 203,428 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Gareths Dad on 17 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Mark Knopfler`s 5th solo album takes a few steps back and recalls the tempo of Ragpickers Dream.
It`s a folksy kinda album which you would best enjoy on a cold winters night in front of a roaring log fire.Its cosy, warm and very easy on the ear.
Mark`s husky voice is accompanied by his trademark guitar licks--a variety of different guitars are used on this album--and a very tight band that play an array of instruments that comes as a pleasant and rather unexpected surprise.
The songs are obviously drawn from Mark`s memories of his youth (Secondary Waltz)and are a credit to his songwriting skills---the man just gets better with his lyrics.
True Love Will Never Fade and Heart Full of Holes are fine examples of the progress he has made in putting his thoughts into his music and , for me , are the highlights of this album.
For those who loved the music of Dire Straits--well sorry but the man`s moved on ! I feel he is is now writing and performing the music that he really wants to play and there may ( I hope ) be a lot more of this to come.
To sum up--this is not an album to get you on your feet--rather to put your feet up, relax and enjoy.
Hope this helps but I am sure all M.K. fans will buy whatever he records.
Chris
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Pete on 8 Oct. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I kept hearing this in music and book stores and everytime I did I would find snatches of it dancing around in my memory for the rest of the evening. Now, being as I was completely allergic to Brothers in Arms and the whole glossy eighties Dire Straits, this was very odd. My partner bought it for me and now we listen to it most evenings. It's a collection of beautiful songs that require you to sit and listen, as you would to a story. It's one of those rare albums that sinks immediately into your heart. Mind you, having read the previous reviews it's obviously the musical equivalent of Marmite. You'll either love it or hate it. Me, I hate Marmite but I Love this.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Ian M J Pickett on 20 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Although his solo albums have enjoyed fine reviews some people still expect Knopfler, after thirty years in the business, to sound like Dire Straits. And that's always surprised me. As much as I love classics such as `Sultans of Swing' and `Telegraph Road', those days are gone and it's nice to hear his writing explore new perspectives.

Kill to Get Crimson's general mood has Celtic tendencies, so don't be surprised if you hear the odd fiddle, flute or accordion amidst the instrumentation. But if you think that might put you off, don't - many of Knopfler's trademarks remain. Although there is no blazing `Speedway at Nazareth' rock soundtrack here, there's lots of exquisite guitar work, which, thanks to the smaller band ensemble, allows Knopfler's work to shine through with greater prominence. Dire Straits fans will relish `Punish the Monkey' and `We Can Get Wild' more than the rest of the album, however, it's the diversity of the album that impresses most.

Knopfler's writing is particularly strong with insightful, intelligent lyrics throughout that when, combined with his genial baritone voice and the right musical setting, have a quasi-novelist sensibility. Here, you'll find wonderful narratives about painting and poetry, character sketches, and even a simple love song (`True Love Will Never Fade'), that plays, as Scott Holter rightly said, `like an anthology of written works, each personification crisp in definition, every story exquisitely told'.

For those still desperately looking for more Sultans of Swing thrills, this isn't going to set their world on fire. The album's profundity is where the greatest rewards lie.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. A. Ioannou on 13 Sept. 2010
Format: MP3 Download
What a gem. Great story-telling songs that all belong together to create a great album. Top notch production and arrangements. Superb musicianship, as usual, and the best vocal performance yet from Mark.
I read complaints here that he's too laid back but that is his style and, really, always has been. Listen to the first, and best, Dire Straits album and hear how different it is to the rest of their work. Dire Straits got caught up in the whole 80's cd sales boom and stadium rock thing like a lot of artists at that time. Many of them started writing loud, anthemic songs designed to get 50,000 people clapping and singing together but ultimately the commercially oriented songs quickly lose their appeal. Artists like Springsteen and Bowie produced multi-million selling records and played to huge crowds but that period is easily their worst in terms of creativity. A lot of people still want Springsteen to re-hash Born in the USA over and over and it's the same story with Mark Knopfler and Money for Nothing. Those days are over and thank God they're not coming back. Please accept it.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ramses on 2 Oct. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I hated this album at first, and I posted a bad review on this site, review which I since deleted. Reason is I changed my mind totally! After 3 listenings, this turned out to be a beautiful collection of songs by Mark. I am an early fan and was at first disappointed at the lack of guitar pieces on this album, but he has come up with a strong set of nice melodies, most of them quite slow, but rich in atmosphere. He has got this incredible voice that gets mellower with age, like whisky in fact ! Maybe he has realised he does not need to show off on the guitar and he now concentrates on the singing and song writing. I don't know, actually I have not yet watched the DVD that comes with it, maybe he explains.
Anyway, my word to you, all Mark Fans, is: BUY THIS CD AND LISTEN TO IT AT LEAST 3 TIMES BEFORE JUDGING.
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