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Saw the Mark Knopfler 2013 tour in Birmingham, he truly is one of the finest songwriters, vocalists and musicians there is. There have been far too few live albums or DVD's from Mark 's solo shows over the years, which is a real shame because lkiove the songs take on a new life and this DVD is proof of that. The cover information is a little off as the band is not the one printed on it, though some are there, and the opening song is not 'Sonny Liston' but 'Rudigor', but no matter this really is an excellent set from the AVO sessioins in 2007. Superbly filmed with top sound it's a masterclass of an artist at his peak. You could listen all night to his simply brilliant guitar work ,it's flowing, never rushing just letting the notes flow from him as he develops each song like a work of art. His stage manner is always excellent and here, throughout each song and inbetwwen he communicates with his audience. So to the songs, well for a start everyone one is like a choice diamond, he possesses such talent as a writer that each song shows this,
2. LET IT ALL GO,
3. THE FIZZY AND THE STILL,
4. TRUE LOVE WILL NEVER FADE,
5. DONE WITH BONAPART,
6. POSTCARDS FROM PARAGUAY,
7. BROTHERS IN ARMS,
8. OUR SHANGRI LA,
We have here then a superb but highly enjoyable set of songs, absolutely sung and played by a true artistic legend. Think back to Dire Straits but since those heady days Mark Knopfler has proved again and again as a solo artist his incredible talent. This set is a must for fans, if not see this and you soon will be. Five stars and more.
ps Mark ,could we please have a 'live' CD/DVD from the 2013 tour,it was fantastic.