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NEW ALBUM: DAVID KNOPFLER ~ Songs of Loss and Love
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DAVID KNOPFLER ~ Songs of Loss and Love

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I tried ... again. This album is actually better for me that the one before, I think - but it's about 10 minutes too long. Such a strange thing - nothing wrong with the music or the lyrics - he just ends up getting a bit dreary after a while. Doesn't have a great voice which is a shame - maybe he'd be better off with a co-vocalist or something, in fact there are some background vocals here which do go some way towards saving the day, and he overdubs his own voice now and then. Anyway - it's not terrible, there are some pleasant enough songs - very gentle, heartfelt, and quite somber. He's beginning to sound somewhat Dylan-like in places - shades of Waits too - not quite as gruff. Like his brother, he has a love for storytelling, and he's certainly no slouch in that department.

Some nice pedal steel guitar courtesy of one Melvin Duffy, Harry Bogdanovs and Hal Lindes are here too - sax is Oliver Weston, cello George Shilling.

"Grace of My Girls" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROXGZ5jUXhk

"This Isn't Kansas Anymore" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSH9DeA6Eqc  

"The Sun's Going Down" ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpMoLTi7cQs



"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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Really like the cover pic - very good. He definitely needs a session vocalist to interpret his material.
'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.
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i agree with you two about guest vocalists to interperate his songs...

first two names that come to mind are: Maggie Reilly and Kirsty MacColl.
sadly Maggie is now probably too old and Kirsty, God rest her soul, is deceased
but voices like theirs would fit perfectly with Knopfler's songs.
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