Mark Knopfler releases his eighth solo album on March 9th 2015. Entitled TRACKER the new album features 11 new Knopfler songs inspired by a wide range of subjects including Beryl Bainbridge and 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 has been 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. The deluxe version had four extra tracks.
David Knopfler is a British guitarist, pianist, record producer and singer-songwriter. He is a co-founder of the rock band Dire Straits, spending three years with them. After quitting the band, he embarked upon a solo career as a recording artist. Behind the Lines is David Knopfler's second solo album after leaving Dire Straits. It was released in 1985.
A mature, musical and individual collection from David Knopfler. His strong, sometimes aggressive, sometimes soothing, always effective vocals really come into their own here. The soulful, spiritual feel to tracks like "Dream so Strong" and "I Will Always Be" balance the raw, raunchy aggression of "What Do Men Want," making this an album for everyone's collection.
After trying her hand at writing her own vintage-inspired material with 2014's Into Colour, singer Rumer returns to her core inspiration of covering classic '60s and '70s pop with 2016's sophisticated This Girl's in Love (A Bacharach & David Songbook). Produced by her husband and longtime collaborator Rob Shirakbari at Capitol Studios, This Girl's in Love finds Rumer applying her supple vocals and soft-focus aesthetic to songs written by the legendary team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. While Rumer has most certainly sung many of these songs in live settings, it's surprising, given her association with the time period, that she's never actually recorded any of this material in the past…