Mark Knopfler – Tracker

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Mark and his fireplace are back!
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Every three years, Mark Knopfler comes back with a new album.
On Tracker, Mark tells us about 11 different short stories, with his familiar low-tone voice and his guitar never too far. Mark gives the feeling to be recording in a pub, or in Cornwall on the coast, or maybe both.
If you are familiar with Knopfler’s solo LPs, we can tell you that you won’t be surprised (also because if you are indeed a Mark’s fan, you would probably not have waited one month to read our review, but hey who knows)!
Starting with “Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes” that immediately reminded me of the melodies you can find in Get Lucky, Mark’s 2015 effort takes a little bit of each of his solo albums: post-Dire Straits years on “Beryl”, his work and live performance with Dylan on “Lights of Taormina”, and generally speaking these melodies that reminded me of Shangri-La and his other albums.
A sort of Mark’s solo best of with original material, this album will be better appreciated on a Sunday afternoon, not far from a fireplace. Probably the way it’s been recorded.

  • Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes, Basil, Broken Bones, Beryl