Dire Straights – Mark Knopfler
Released: November 15, 2005
Dire Straights with Mark Knopfler have made a huge mark on the rock market. Knopfler’s amazing guitar playing and tasteful arrangements tickle even the most jaded fancies.
This CD best of, “Private Investigations,” is the very best of Dire Straights.
With 14 Dire Straits songs, 7 Knopfler solo songs, and 1 new Knopfler-Emmylou Harris duet “All the Roadrunning”. The important message is the Dire Straits songs are presented in original album-length format, even the full 14+ min. of “Telegraph Road, and the full 8+ min. of “Tunnel of Love.” The 7 Knopfler songs are outstanding.
While Mark Knopfler is now on his own after the 1995 break-up of the group but his concentrations are more on movie soundtracks than with live performance. Knopfler is a fingerstyle guitarist and was ranked 27th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.