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Mark Knopfler - Shangri-La

Mark Knopfler - Shangri-La

Mercury

Pop/Rock


Hybrid Multichannel SACD

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"Shangri La, Mark Knopfler’s fourth solo release and his first since breaking his collarbone, shoulder and seven ribs in a motorcycle crash in March 2003, finds the eternally laid back Dire Straits front man in familiar territory…Knopfler has more or less abandoned the British-folk and Celtic-influenced pop that began to surface on his previous two recordings, opting instead for a full-blown, yet quiet and considerate collection of country-folk ballads and bluesy, mid-tempo dirges that revel in their uncharacteristic sparseness…lovers of Chet Atkins, Gordon Lightfoot and J.J. Cale, as well as late-night poker players and early risers with an acerbic streak will find much to love here." - All Music Guide
1.   5:15 a.m.
2.   Boom, Like That
3.   Sucker Row
4.   The Trawlerman's Song
5.   Back to Tupelo
6.   Our Shangri-la
7.   Everybody Pays
8.   Song for Sonny Liston
9.   Whoop De Doo
10.   Postcards From Paraguay
11.   All That Matters
12.   Stand Up Guy
13.   Donegan's Gone
14.   Don't Crash the Ambulance
Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 9 person(s) rated this product.

Well Done!

posted on 12/01/2007
5 Stars
Reviewer: Rick G.
I have had this SACD for three or four months now. It is normally not my style to listen to an album over and over again, but I find myself listening to this one almost every day.

Mark Knopfler is Dire Straits all grown up.


Outstanding!!

posted on 03/23/2007
5 Stars
Reviewer: David Picarsic
For all of you sacd's fans. This artist is a must hear! Regards......David Picarsic


Fantastic

posted on 02/26/2007
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jerry Proctor
It's 5.1 music & recordings like this that makes me wonder why 2 channel music is still in existance.


Bravo!

posted on 11/16/2005
5 Stars
Great SACD. The use of the surrounds is just right. Center channel and front speaker placement make this a real treat.


He Can't Go Wrong and Neither Can We

posted on 05/21/2005
5 Stars
He is incapable of making a bad or boring record. Always fresh material, yet with a distinctive style, plus a super surround mix (and fantastic) stereo sound adds up to a record that will be played in my house for a long, long time.


An excellent SACD

posted on 04/24/2005
5 Stars
This is a fine SACD. The material is of course top notch which is what one would expect from Mark Knopfler. Biting satire and incredible guitar playing with a solid backing band. Sonically this disk flat out sounds great. The 5.1 mix is excellent as the sound literally surrounds you. A definite must for any Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler fan.


Not his best solo work

posted on 03/09/2005
5 Stars
Reviewer: afridi
But Knopfler can never make a bad album. He has one of the nicest guitar sounds among contemporaries.


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