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  • Audio CD (4 May 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B000025Z2D
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,499 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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CD Vertigo, 842 671-2, 1990, 11 Track

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Conceived (so it was rumoured) as a riposte to the George Harrison-led Travelling Wilburys, Mark Knopfler's one-off side-project was actually an attempt to acknowledge the importance of American country music--from bluegrass through to white gospel--in the evolution of rock and roll. Joined by fellow guitarists Brendan Croker and Steve Phillips--and by Dire Straits keyboardist Guy Fletcher--the result was an affectionate, occasionally over-reverent collection: a showcase for acoustic guitar virtuosity and endangered notions of songcraft. In terms of mood, tracks like "Bewildered" and "Your Own Sweet Way" were not so far removed from the increasingly mellow, introspective sound of the later Dire Straits albums--though this group's smooth four-part harmonies helped overcome the inherent limitations of Knopfler's gravelly murmur. Unsurprisingly, however, it made more of an impact at home that in the US, where this brand of folksy traditionalism seemed both archaic and redundant. --Andrew McGuire

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61 of 64 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Nov. 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the all time classic albums. It wasn't ever at the top although it should've been - it'll never get to the top although it should do. A sublime blend of country/western/blues/Dire Straits...ish kinda music. Treat yourself to this album and a bottle of Jack Daniels and take the afternoon off work to listen and enjoy.....trust me.....you'll love it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Walters on 5 Sept. 2010
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You can put this on any time and it will bring a smile to your face. The production is very good, the choice of songs varied, the style decidedly country. Any fan of Mark Knopfler will love it. I heard it years ago but only bought it recently and it is living almost full time in my car enhancing my journey to and from work.
This is easily worth the 5 stars I gave it.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Mar. 2001
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This is a stunning album, a combination of clasic folk songs (given a new twist) and new songs which should be old folk songs. A lot different than the Dire Straits material, but this just shows the range of the gnius that is MK. Buy it!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Vawnog on 12 July 2003
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Very good, if you like laid back country/blues music buy it you will have no regrets.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By motorman on 10 Sept. 2013
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My Wife and I both adore this music. (we are both the wrong side of 50). It makes for great background music or full on at a higher volume. We so crave for more of the same. So Mark Knopfler, your Dire Straits was brilliant but your Notting Hillbillies is incredible.
Please give us more!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The Guardian TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 May 2010
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Notting Hill is a colourful district of London west of Bayswater, more Bohemian in the 1980s than its fashionable and affluent modern face might suggest. This unlikely metropolitan enclave was the inspiration for the "Notting Hillbillies" moniker chosen for this superb bluegrass-country band formed by Mark Knopfler together with Steve Phillips, Guy Fletcher and Brendan Croker in 1988. Knopfler's idea was to create a kind of counterpoint to the then enormously successful Dire Straits: a laid-back, guitar-based country band which could play smaller and more intimate venues and which might attract a slightly different audience. "Missing" is the only album the band ever released, and it's a gem.

The tracks are a mixture of traditional, mainly American, country/bluegrass numbers and a few new songs by the band members in the same idiom. "Your Own Sweet Way" is Knopfler's only composition on the album and the only one on which he sings the lead: a slow, harmonious minor-key beauty with a haunting quality all its own. All the songs are good, and the guitar work stands out as truly exceptional. A few of the songs clearly date from the early part of the 20th century and the lyrics are often delightfully innocent and archaic ("Workin' on the railroad for a dollar a day, gotta get my money, gotta get my pay...").

The album has a real laid-back feel and can be listened to any time of day or night. Many of the songs are poignant and all instantly memorable, with vocal harmonies overlayed with understated but virtuoso melodic guitar accompaniments. It never ceases to sooth, to brighten the mood, to bring a smile. It's quality music for all occasions, with a quirky feel all its own, and you'll never tire of it.

A second album would have been welcome, but alas "Missing" was a one-off.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Antonio on 12 Sept. 2008
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An album of pure pleasure. Pleasure of those who made it and pleasure to all of us who enjoy it.
Knopfler's discretion is one of the secrets of quality of the album.
Very, very good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rob C. on 19 Feb. 2011
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This is a great album. I particularly like Track 11 which seems to blend Mark Knopfler with Eric Clapton in terms of guitar solo style. If you are a Mark Knopfler devotee this is definitely one for your collection albeit he is part of the band rather than simply backed by a band. ENJOY!!! If you like it then you may like Neck to Neck as well? Neck And Neck
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