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Mark Knopfler Golden Heart (1996)
Originally Released March 26, 1996\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: Mark Knopfler's debut non-soundtrack solo album, Golden Heart, was, in effect, the follow-up to the last Dire Straits studio album, On Every Street (1991). But it was also a compendium of the various musical endeavors in which Knopfler had engaged since emerging as a major figure in 1978. "Imelda" was cast in the mold of "Money for Nothing," with its trademark electric guitar riff and sardonic lyrics about Imelda Marcos, and other songs resembled Dire Straits songs, notably "Cannibals," which recalled "Walk of Life." But "A Night in Summer Long Ago" was presented in a Scots/Irish traditional folk style, complete with a lyric about a knight and a queen and would have fit nicely on Knopfler's soundtrack for The Princess Bride, and "Are We in Trouble Now" was a country ballad featuring pedal steel guitar and the piano playing of Nashville session ace Hargus "Pig" Robbins that would have been appropriate for Knopfler's duo album with Chet Atkins. For all that, there was little on the album that was new or striking, and Knopfler seemed to fall back on familiar guitar techniques while intoning often obscure lyrics. You get the feeling that there was a story behind each song, but except in the cases of "Rudiger," a character study of an autograph hunter, and "Done with Bonaparte," the lament of a 19th century French soldier on the retreat from Moscow, you might have to read Knopfler's interviews to find out what the songs were actually about. Knopfler hadn't used the opportunity of a solo album to challenge himself, and at the same time he had lost the group identity (however illusory) provided by the Dire Straits name. The result was listenable but secondhand. -- William Ruhlmann\n\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nSolid, November 21, 2004 \nBy Scott Rogers\n\nMKs first solo effort is uncompromising, but as comfortable as a good pair of slippers. Not drawing as much of his Nashville influence as on his latter solo projects, Golden Heart sound more Dire Straitish than one might think, after all he WAS Dire Straits. "Darling Pretty" and "Golden Heart" are as gorgous as anything MK has ever written and "Don't You Get It" is as laid-back-in -the-pocket-groove as only MK can write. Overall a slower paced album than most Dire Straits records, with the exception of the cute "Cannibals" with a two-step beat and honkin accordian zydeco sound, Golden Heart will give Dire Strait lovers their fix, moreso than the next two MK releases, but that's another review. \n\n\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nCajun Salad a la Kn YEAR: 1996
This rock cd contains 14 tracks and runs 70min 24sec.
Freedb: cf107e0e
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  1. Mark Knopfler - Darling Pretty (04:31)
  2. Mark Knopfler - Imelda (05:26)
  3. Mark Knopfler - Golden Heart (05:01)
  4. Mark Knopfler - No Can Do (04:54)
  5. Mark Knopfler - Vic And Ray (04:36)
  6. Mark Knopfler - Don't You Get It (05:16)
  7. Mark Knopfler - A Night In Summer Long Ago (04:43)
  8. Mark Knopfler - Cannibals (03:41)
  9. Mark Knopfler - I'm The Fool (04:28)
  10. Mark Knopfler - Je Suis D
  11. Mark Knopfler - R
  12. Mark Knopfler - Nobody's Got The Gun (05:25)
  13. Mark Knopfler - Done With Bonaparte (05:06)
  14. Mark Knopfler - Are We In Trouble Now (05:53)

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