Mark Knopfler - Tracker


Label:

Verve

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AVER 69822
UPC: 602547169822
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2



Double LP edition pressed on black vinyl

"Beryl" is the first single from Mark Knopfler's eighth solo studio album Tracker. The song is dedicated to Beryl Bainbridge who was one of Britain's leading novelists. The new album features 11 Knopfler songs inspired by a wide range of subjects including Bainbridge and poet Basil Bunting. The songs contain Mark's usual wryly but accurately observed vignettes of real life wrapped up in a musical accompaniment of distinctive subtlety.

Tracker was produced by Knopfler and Guy Fletcher and was recorded at British Grove Studios in London. The band features Mark Knopfler on guitars, Guy Fletcher on keyboards, John McCusker on fiddle, Mike McGoldrick on whistle and flute, Glenn Worf on bass and Ian Thomas on drums. Guest musicians include Ruth Moody (from The Wailin' Jennys) on vocals, Nigel Hitchcock on saxophone and Phil Cunningham on accordion.

 

 



Side 1
1. Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes
2. Basil
3. River Towns

Side 2
4. Skydiver
5. Mighty Man
6. Broken Bones

Side 3
7. Long Cool Girl
8. Lights of Taormina
9. Silver Eagle

Side 4
10. Beryl
11. Wherever I Go featuring Ruth Moody

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Poor Quality Control

posted on 03/16/2017
2 Stars
One of the 2 LP's had a lump of melted vinyl plastic on it which had I not noticed it when cleaning (on opening) would have destroyed my expensive Lyra Skala cartridge's cantilever!! Whew!! Acoustic Sounds (thanks guys) were really good about sorting it out though. Regards, Stuart


Sonically stellar as well!

posted on 11/30/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: WG
Completely agree with the prior reviewer regarding music. Have to add that this is one sweet analog-sounding album as well- I'd give it an 11/10 on the Fremer scale, just a beautiful album!


Beautiful

posted on 05/13/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: markfig
This is an incredible album, his best since collaborating with Emmylou Harris in 2006.

It's not rock and roll; don't enter into this hoping to hear one of the greatest living guitar players solo like only he can. That's not where he's at. No changes there.

But Tracker is lush, emotional, vivid, and the songwriting sounds more inspired to me than it has in years. Every song creates a mood, musically and lyrically. Each is distinct and evocative. There were a few years in there where I thought some of Mark Knopfler's solo work sounded a little stale. Not here. Tracker is low key, but from first to last, it is ever-changing and magical. I literally laughed (Skydiver) and cried (Mighty Man, Silver Eagle, Wherever I Go). A couple times I even had to get up and, well, if not dance, at least shuffle about a bit.

The album comes together as a whole. Listen with your eyes closed (and the lyric sheet nearby).


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