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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
Real Live Roadrunning (Cd+dvd)
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on 22 August 2016
great
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VINE VOICEon 14 May 2013
"Across a dozen duets, pieced together over seven years Emmylou Harris and Mark Knopfler sing these tunes with deep emotional overtones. Much of this CD relates to the life of an itinerant musician, "trying to juggle family and relationships and just the wear and tear of being in the world". Mark Knopfler

Emmylou says of making this CD," Mark is very much in control and knows what he wants, but on the other hand, he understand the mystical process that happens when you make a record and that record becomes what it is. It has everything to do with the people involved, but there's this other ingredient, of something set in motion. When I heard these songs together, it was so listenable, and I mean that in the most positive way, It a very rich album, musically and lyrically, yet it doesn't requires a lot of work." All of these songs were written by Emmylou and Mark.

"Beachcombing" which starts off the album is evocative of Hurricane Kristina although it was written well before. It is a song about loss, personal and emotional, says Mark, "wreckage washing up all along the coast."

"This is Us", is selected to become the single of this album. It is infectious and many will relate to this.

A lighter touch comes to "Red Staggewring, which is a Cajun-like tune where lovers compare themselves to motorcycles, cars and vintage guitars.

On "Belle Star", Emmylou compares herself to an old West infamous female outlaw, "Belle Star" and Mark as Jesse James. This banter is reminiscent of Johnny and June Cash in their early albums.

"Donkey Song' as a song written by Mark and meant for an earlier CD. They both enjoyed the freedom and silliness.

"Love and Happiness:" is the only "proper" song that Emmylou says she has written. "You cannot always protect your children and this is my homage to them".

"All the Road Running" paints the picture of the musician always on the road singing about love found and lost, missing family and friends, and life in the fast lane.

"If This Is Goodbye" came out of 9/11. Mark Knopler talks of reading Martin Amis and Ian McEwan, both of whom he found affecting," I remember the McEwan piece honing in on people in the twin towers using their mobiles to make that final phone call home to say "I love you, this is goodbye. If there is anything positive to take from 9/11, that expression of love is surely it."

This live CD and DVD makes this experience all the more real. Both Emmylou Harris and Mrk Knopfler are making the best music of their lives, and this CD/DVD stamps the mark of excellence on their efforts. Bravo.

The underlying emotions, the straight from life sessions, the day to day existence on the road of this album, is extraordinary. This Is Them: Emmylou Harris and Mark Knopfler and now "This Is Us", my best friend. So Highly

Recommended. prisrob 5-14-13
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on 24 April 2014
I ordered this believing I was buying a double audio CD. What I got was one CD together with a DVD which is region incompatible with my equipment.
Pity I did not know about this, but the music CD is good so I kept it.
Because I cannot play the DVD I rate the package no more than 3 stars.
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on 8 March 2013
I love the cd but the dvd is not compatible with any of our players,so have kept it,because the music is lovely
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on 3 September 2007
This compilation is quite quite superb! The more you listen to it, the more you will like it!
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on 3 June 2009
Like all Mark Knopfler albums, this was excellent and Emmylou's singing/playing fits well with Knopfler's. He's touring the UK again in May, so get your tickets while you can.
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on 30 August 2014
Mark Knopfler and Emmylou are excellent together on this show in Los Angeles. This is a CD and a DVD. The DVD has some tracks which are not on the CD and the DVD works perfectly on my old Sony DVD player, quite compatible. Well worth the money. A must for Knopfler and Emmylou fans.
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on 30 October 2014
Brilliant! Mark and Emmylou go so well together, and their voices are perfectly matched. Good mix of upbeat numbers, and heart rending songs. More from these two, please!
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on 17 January 2015
Absolutely love this CD listen in the car and at home hope these two get together again real soon both just get better! Their music is superb and great fun.
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on 4 September 2015
Great album, from Mark and emmiloo, I have always thought mark is the best guitar player of all time ever since I heard telegraph Road album.
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