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Mark Knopfler Discussion => News Articles and Interview Transcripts => Topic started by: the visitor on December 30, 2017, 10:04:25 pm

Title: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: the visitor on December 30, 2017, 10:04:25 pm
Available for the first time to my knowledge, fresh from a reel - to - reel tape transfer, an interview from 1982 in which Mark talks about the Love Over Gold album.

Available here;

https://soundcloud.com/i-spy-2/dire-straits-mark-knoplfer-interview-1982-bbc-radio-trent/s-zhYYE

Enjoy
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: dustyvalentino on December 31, 2017, 06:46:50 pm
Absolutely tragic that someone sat on this interview for 35 years and only let people hear it to try to score points.

Any other unreleased gems The Visitor? Or are they being saved for a rainy day?

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Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: the visitor on January 01, 2018, 07:44:20 pm
If that was the case I would agree.

This recording was sourced from an internet auction last year and it took a long time to arrange a tape transfer from the quarter inch master. I called in a favour and got the recording digitised as a Christmas present , which I then chose to share with other "fans".

As it is the only thing that is tragic is your inability to say thanks.

Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: IrisRose on January 01, 2018, 08:23:31 pm
Thank you.   :)   
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: quizzaciously on January 01, 2018, 08:38:35 pm
If that was the case I would agree.

This recording was sourced from an internet auction last year and it took a long time to arrange a tape transfer from the quarter inch master. I called in a favour and got the recording digitised as a Christmas present , which I then chose to share with other "fans".

As it is the only thing that is tragic is your inability to say thanks.

We're all appreciate this, of course Dusty's point is understandable, but gem is always gem.
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: Eddie Fox on January 01, 2018, 09:13:53 pm
If that was the case I would agree.

This recording was sourced from an internet auction last year and it took a long time to arrange a tape transfer from the quarter inch master. I called in a favour and got the recording digitised as a Christmas present , which I then chose to share with other "fans".

As it is the only thing that is tragic is your inability to say thanks.

Thanks a lot, mate. Haven’t found the time to hear the whole recording yet but I’m planning on doing it next weekend.
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: dustyvalentino on January 01, 2018, 09:36:48 pm
I apologise again The Visitor, the timing along with the ongoing Legacy discussion led me to put two and two together and come up with five but I accept that it was a coincidence and I too offer my thanks. Digitising and uploading stuff can be a real PITA.

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Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: the visitor on January 01, 2018, 09:44:34 pm
Thanks folks, and Dusty , appreciated.  We all love the music so much , and I'm happy for that, even when it takes us in certain directions.

Happy New Year - peace and prosperity to all
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: Love Expresso on January 07, 2018, 06:11:18 pm
If I am not mistaken, Mark says "I know the feeling of being unemployed... it's the worst feeling that there is" and "it cost me a relationship".

I think that's pretty personal and puts a total new light on the lyrics for me apart from it "just" being adapted from that Hamsun novel...

LE
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: quizzaciously on January 07, 2018, 07:33:51 pm
If I am not mistaken, Mark says "I know the feeling of being unemployed... it's the worst feeling that there is" and "it cost me a relationship".

I think that's pretty personal and puts a total new light on the lyrics for me apart from it "just" being adapted from that Hamsun novel...

LE

I can agree and relate to that... The worst feeling ever. It didn't cost me a relationship, but I was closer to it than a mic and amplifier!
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: Eddie Fox on January 08, 2018, 06:45:18 pm
If I am not mistaken, Mark says "I know the feeling of being unemployed... it's the worst feeling that there is" and "it cost me a relationship".

I think that's pretty personal and puts a total new light on the lyrics for me apart from it "just" being adapted from that Hamsun novel...

LE

It happened to me in 2011. Two months into unemployment and early stages of depression the bitch dumped me. Worst feeling ever.
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: jbaent on January 08, 2018, 07:20:18 pm
I guess MK talks about his first marriage...
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: JF on January 09, 2018, 08:43:23 am
I guess MK talks about his first marriage...

that's what I tought too.
Because he was employed in the farm owned by his wife's family if I remember well ?
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: jbaent on January 09, 2018, 08:52:27 am
I guess MK talks about his first marriage...

that's what I tought too.
Because he was employed in the farm owned by his wife's family if I remember well ?

During his Leeds days, he got married to Kathy White, he was working as a journalist in the Evening Post and, if I remember well, when married, he left the newspaper to study at the Leeds University. I think his wife was a teacher then so they lived with her salary, and in the holydays from University he went to work at the farm of the White Family in Newcastle.

When he got divorced, he left to London and start working at a collegue, work that he left again at the early days of Dire straits to concentrate in the band.

He could be talking about both moments of unemployment, but I guess he talks mainly about the first one.
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: Brunno Nunes- (Universo Dire Straits) on May 09, 2018, 01:19:16 pm
Did anyone notice if he said something about the song It Never Rains?
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: lanaroady on July 26, 2019, 12:22:21 pm
Thanks folks, and Dusty , appreciated.  We all love the music so much , and I'm happy for that, even when it takes us in certain directions.  https://www.redadair.com (https://www.redadair.com)

Happy New Year - peace and prosperity to all

Are these things are natural or coming over with the hype ?
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: jbanik on October 07, 2019, 11:02:30 pm
Seems like the Soundcloud link is dead. Can anyone point me to an alternative source? Thanks.
Title: Re: Mark Knopfler Interview 1982 - BBC RADIO TRENT - Love Over Gold showcase
Post by: franckbio on April 06, 2020, 09:38:49 pm
Available for the first time to my knowledge, fresh from a reel - to - reel tape transfer, an interview from 1982 in which Mark talks about the Love Over Gold album.

Available here;

https://soundcloud.com/i-spy-2/dire-straits-mark-knoplfer-interview-1982-bbc-radio-trent/s-zhYYE

Enjoy

Hello Visitor,
I'm beguining to work on the 3rd part of Mark's biography as a  graphic novel and would like to hear this interview but the link doesn't work anymore. How could I do ?

Thanks a lot in advance

Franck