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Title: (04) Just a Boy Away from Home
Post by: shangri la 1 on September 22, 2018, 04:33:10 am
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Just a Boy Away from Home  Mark Knopfler (5:12)
Ian Thomas, Drums
Robbie McIntosh, Guitar
Nigel Hitchcock, Tenor Saxophone
Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar
Mark Knopfler, Guitar, Vocals
Jim Cox, Organ
Tom Walsh, Trumpet
Danny Cummings, Percussion
associated performer - Oscar Hammerstein II


LYRICS

When I was just a boy I’d be kicking a tin
Take the short cut home through the loony bin
I never gave much thought to the souls in there
I was just a boy, too young to care

Well the years go by and you get to see
A dream’s not the same as reality
Well a dream or two is going to crash and burn
And that’s the way that you live and learn

Well it was late one night and I woke at two
And I lay there thinking the way you do
But it’s a long dark night of the soul
When those thoughts are turning sad and old

And then outside on the empty street
I heard the sound of walking feet
Well it was just a boy away from home
And he was singing the song ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’

© © 2018 Will D. Side Limited
℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited


CHORDS: Just a Boy Away from Home - by quizzaciously
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/mark_knopfler/just_a_boy_away_from_home_chords_2514432
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Post by: jbaent on September 28, 2018, 11:40:53 am
There is further inspiration from close to home in “Just A Boy Away From Home,” which rose from a memory back home in Newcastle, when his father was in hospital after a heart attack.
“He was in Newcastle General, which as anyone from the Northeast of England will know is very close to the football ground. He was lying awake in the middle of the night feeling a bit sorry for himself, and he heard a lad walking on the deserted street outside singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone.’ Of course, he was a Liverpool fan and he’d been to the match—or who knows, he might have missed it somehow. But there he was in Newcastle singing his song. My dad found it inspiring, the spirit of it.” The track includes a full, stirring reprise of the famous melody. “It just felt good to play it on the slide,” says Mark. “I thought, ‘I’ve started, so I may as well finish.’ And it’s fun for the band to play.”
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Post by: Robson on September 28, 2018, 12:52:14 pm
Another story that stimulates my imagination. It will be difficult to wait until November 16
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Post by: Love Expresso on September 28, 2018, 01:02:12 pm
Coincidentally I was thinking about Mark's parents the other day (thinking about his sentence in Life In Songs that he had a good upbringing from both parents.) Without getting too private, do we know if both parents are still alive? His father's death gets connected with not playing Tunnel of Love anymore.  When did he die? And how about his Mother?

LE
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Post by: jbaent on September 28, 2018, 01:07:45 pm
Coincidentally I was thinking about Mark's parents the other day (thinking about his sentence in Life In Songs that he had a good upbringing from both parents. Without getting too private, do we know if both parents are still alive? His father's death gets connected with not playing Tunnel of Love anymore.  When did he die? And how about his Mother?

LE

I think his mother is still alive but I'm not sure. I recall when the Emmylou tour I saw somewhere a picture of MK and Emmy with their moms, but that was 12 years ago...
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Post by: superval99 on September 28, 2018, 01:15:39 pm
Coincidentally I was thinking about Mark's parents the other day (thinking about his sentence in Life In Songs that he had a good upbringing from both parents. Without getting too private, do we know if both parents are still alive? His father's death gets connected with not playing Tunnel of Love anymore.  When did he die? And how about his Mother?

LE

I think his mother is still alive but I'm not sure. I recall when the Emmylou tour I saw somewhere a picture of MK and Emmy with their moms, but that was 12 years ago...

When I saw David Knopfler 2 or 3 years ago, he spoke about visiting his mother and having a cup of tea together.   He made the audience laugh about her repeating the same things and having to be patient with her!  ;D    I would say that she's now in her 90s - if she's still alive.  I believe his father died in 1993.
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Post by: Dutchessy on September 28, 2018, 01:19:53 pm
So we get the 'Your never walk alone' melody played on slide guitar

MK : “It just felt good to play it on the slide,”
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Post by: jbaent on September 28, 2018, 01:21:14 pm
So we get the 'Your never walk alone' melody played on slide guitar

MK : “It just felt good to play it on the slide,”

The damned slide!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :lol :lol :lol :lol

 :smack
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Post by: border_reiver on September 29, 2018, 07:31:34 am
Yay!  ;)
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Post by: Love Expresso on September 29, 2018, 09:19:44 am
I dare to predict that we will detect a little "Heart Full Of Holes" in this song, the polka part then replaced by You Never Walk Alone. It's so typical for Mark to get back to
certain styles with certain themes...

LE
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Post by: Robson on September 29, 2018, 02:33:02 pm
A very interesting observation Love Expresso. Heart Full Of Holes is one of the most mysterious songs for me. These voices at the end... And one of the most beautiful texts he wrote
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Post by: TheTimeWasWrong on September 29, 2018, 08:41:44 pm
A very interesting observation Love Expresso. Heart Full Of Holes is one of the most mysterious songs for me. These voices at the end... And one of the most beautiful texts he wrote

The first time I heard it I couldn’t stop crying, I don’t even listen to the song in public with headphones on because it gets me every time. It is a treasure, maybe the most special and touching song he ever recorded.
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Post by: Robson on September 29, 2018, 08:48:09 pm
A very interesting observation Love Expresso. Heart Full Of Holes is one of the most mysterious songs for me. These voices at the end... And one of the most beautiful texts he wrote

The first time I heard it I couldn’t stop crying, I don’t even listen to the song in public with headphones on because it gets me every time. It is a treasure, maybe the most special and touching song he ever recorded.

 :thumbsup Exactly

I still don’t understand
why I ever survived to be old
with a heart full of holes...
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Post by: Stanko on September 29, 2018, 08:58:43 pm
A very interesting observation Love Expresso. Heart Full Of Holes is one of the most mysterious songs for me. These voices at the end... And one of the most beautiful texts he wrote

The first time I heard it I couldn’t stop crying, I don’t even listen to the song in public with headphones on because it gets me every time. It is a treasure, maybe the most special and touching song he ever recorded.
:thumbsup
the line is epic really! "why I ever survived to be old
with a heart full of holes" it just tells everything about the life for you (if you're a human being).
I still can stop myself from crying but who knows if there will be a change on that in the near future  :thumbsup
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Post by: Guitarman1972 on October 03, 2018, 10:48:28 pm
Rodgers and Hammerstein are credited for the song:
https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/mark-knopfler-announces-new-album-shares-good-on-you-son

Guess Mark has been listening to musicals alot for Local Hero. And it inspired him for this song.
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Post by: jbaent on October 03, 2018, 10:54:00 pm
Rodgers and Hammerstein are credited for the song:
https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/mark-knopfler-announces-new-album-shares-good-on-you-son

Guess Mark has been listening to musicals alot for Local Hero. And it inspired him for this song.

It's because MK plays with the slide the song "you'll never walk alone"
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Post by: dmg on October 04, 2018, 03:20:31 pm
Rodgers and Hammerstein are credited for the song:
https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/mark-knopfler-announces-new-album-shares-good-on-you-son

Guess Mark has been listening to musicals alot for Local Hero. And it inspired him for this song.

Or watching football!
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Post by: Love Expresso on October 04, 2018, 09:41:55 pm
You read this and see the "I" telling a story and inevitably you think "I" is Mark of course. It's a key to know the story of his Dad now as it shows that he writes with the voice of other people. I wonder how many other people are hidden behind all those "I's" in all those songs he has written over the years.

LE
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Post by: Robson on October 08, 2018, 01:40:03 am
Has anyone mentioned it? Introduction to Tunnel Of Love is Rodgers and Hammerstein. You Never Walk Alone too. I wonder if it's a coincidence
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Post by: jbaent on October 08, 2018, 07:07:03 am
Has anyone mentioned it? Introduction to Tunnel Of Love is Rodgers and Hammerstein. You Never Walk Alone too. I wonder if it's a coincidence

Yes, it is.
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Post by: JF on October 08, 2018, 09:47:23 am
musically, it has absolutely nothing in common with Tunnel of love
the first part of song is based on a riff very similar to junkie doll, but the guitar is less saturated. I bet it's the 64 strat
the second part is based on you'll never walk alone, with a gorgeous slide outro
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Post by: Dutchessy on November 10, 2018, 10:18:10 am
Incoming, soon! Stay tuned
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Post by: straitsway75 on November 10, 2018, 10:23:08 am
sure...I got Mk'fever now  ;D
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Post by: Dutchessy on November 10, 2018, 10:52:59 am
It's a copy of Junkie Doll, but the slide solo is PHENOMENAL
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Post by: border_reiver on November 10, 2018, 10:55:44 am
It's a copy of Junkie Doll, but the slide solo is PHENOMENAL

Anything with slide is phenomenal!  :D
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Post by: straitsway75 on November 10, 2018, 10:56:15 am
It's a copy of Junkie Doll, but the slide solo is PHENOMENAL
I agree
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Post by: dmg on November 10, 2018, 11:08:06 am
It's a copy of Junkie Doll, but the slide solo is PHENOMENAL

That sums up my feelings precisely.  That outro is shivers down the spine time.
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Post by: border_reiver on November 10, 2018, 11:09:53 am
And no Guy! Pavel, get in here quick!  ;D
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Post by: dmg on November 10, 2018, 11:13:39 am
And no Guy! Pavel, get in here quick!  ;D

 :lol :lol
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Post by: pitx on November 10, 2018, 11:16:14 am
link please please
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Post by: quizzaciously on November 10, 2018, 11:16:52 am
And no Guy! Pavel, get in here quick!  ;D

 :lol :lol

Made my day :lol :lol :lol
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Post by: K-alberto on November 10, 2018, 11:23:07 am
WHAT A SONG!!!!
It brought me to tears.... it starts a bit like Lonegan's gone and Farewell Northumberland, and then it flies away with a solo that is really enchanting ... moving... great great song!!
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Post by: pitx on November 10, 2018, 11:27:38 am
where you can listen ?I do not see a link. I'm sorry, I do not speak English
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Post by: Nick14 on November 10, 2018, 11:46:41 am
Any links? Much appreciated!
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Post by: trufol on November 10, 2018, 11:55:31 am
WHAT A SONG!!!!
It brought me to tears.... it starts a bit like Lonegan's gone and Farewell Northumberland, and then it flies away with a solo that is really enchanting ... moving... great great song!!

Can someone send me this song ?
trufol@yahoo.es
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Post by: quizzaciously on November 10, 2018, 11:56:59 am
You were right, what a relief NOT to hear "Typical Guy" for a moment. Despite this song being a copy of Junkie Doll, I like this song.

The slide solo is amazing! And the whole Liverpool thing is great. Thankfully another gem on the album, pity it's only the second one.

Oh my God! The slide solo and build up is from another planet! THAT's why I still listen to Mark Knopfler. It's just insanely good.
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Post by: straitsway75 on November 10, 2018, 12:13:15 pm
I love this song, I don't can stop ear it, what feeling and the slide is so high level, happyness to earing a great song well done  :thumbsup
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Post by: Knopflerfan on November 10, 2018, 12:28:29 pm
Junkie doll!!!! Unbelievable track!!!!!  :clap
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Post by: Millionaire Blues on November 10, 2018, 12:28:48 pm
May someone pm me the mp3??
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Post by: Kris-b on November 10, 2018, 12:31:49 pm
Would love to get the link too, thanks!
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Post by: quizzaciously on November 10, 2018, 12:37:42 pm
Junkie doll!!!! Unbelievable track!!!!!  :clap

Actually this "cover" part of You'll Never Walk Alone is a million times better than the original. Truly unbelievable and amazing, hats off.
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Post by: border_reiver on November 10, 2018, 12:45:40 pm
One unmentioned part is the drumming of Ianto.

He's the best suited drummer for MKs music period. It's both advanced yet so fluent you forget the beat since you focus on MKs playing.

So props to Ian!
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Post by: hfscardoso on November 10, 2018, 12:49:05 pm
Can someone PM me this one please?
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Post by: junkie_doll on November 10, 2018, 12:50:34 pm
Can someone ... send ... me?
nhi28@icloud.com
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Post by: quizzaciously on November 10, 2018, 12:51:32 pm
One unmentioned part is the drumming of Ianto.

He's the best suited drummer for MKs music period. It's both advanced yet so fluent you forget the beat since you focus on MKs playing.

So props to Ian!

For this song — yes.
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Post by: Knopflerfan on November 10, 2018, 12:54:54 pm
Junkie doll!!!! Unbelievable track!!!!!  :clap

Actually this "cover" part of You'll Never Walk Alone is a million times better than the original. Truly unbelievable and amazing, hats off.

Yes, indeed I agree 'you' ll never walk alone' played by MK is amazing and it suits the main tune very well...
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Post by: Kris-b on November 10, 2018, 12:55:59 pm
Would love to get the link too, thanks!
Thanks a lot😍😀
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Post by: PensaGhost on November 10, 2018, 01:40:37 pm
another fusion, this one is between Junkie Doll and Donegan's gone
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Post by: baloney on November 10, 2018, 02:08:15 pm
Could I have the link too ; thanks a lot !  :)
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Post by: hfscardoso on November 10, 2018, 02:17:11 pm
Could someone send me a link please !!!

Thanks
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 10, 2018, 02:24:12 pm
I cannot take this track seriously. Skipper. About the solo... well ge plays the song note for note.. can't find anything in it that's very special. Pity but had no expectations after the first describtions. That Junkie Doll Cover precidely note for note is somewhat  outrageous.

LE
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Post by: PensaGhost on November 10, 2018, 02:26:37 pm
I cannot take this track seriously. Snipper. About the solo... well ge plays the song note for note.. can't find anything in it that's very special. Pity but had no expectations after the first describtions. That Junkie Doll Cover precidely note for note is somewhat  outrageous.

LE

What is incredible so far out of the these available 8 songs is that I have heard basically 0% of new material/melodies but there's still interesting stuff, only a genius like MK can do that
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Post by: JF on November 10, 2018, 02:28:16 pm
So do you agree when I said the slide tone was better, warmer, rounder, and Cooderish ?  ;)
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Post by: GIUMK on November 10, 2018, 02:28:23 pm
Guys, can you send me a PM too?
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Post by: superval99 on November 10, 2018, 02:33:13 pm
I cannot take this track seriously. Skipper. About the solo... well ge plays the song note for note.. can't find anything in it that's very special. Pity but had no expectations after the first describtions. That Junkie Doll Cover precidely note for note is somewhat  outrageous.

LE


I feel pretty disappointed and dejected too, at the moment.   When I heard GOYS and Dancefloor I was overjoyed, especially Dancefloor, which is right up my street.   Then  last night I heard Trapperman and One Song at a Time.  Agreed, they are nice songs, but for me they are just too long and rather monotonous and I really dislike Guy's synths.   I listened to Just a Boy this morning, but, sorry, I don't like that one either.   The slide guitar, which everyone likes, sets my teeth on edge!    I hope these songs will grow on me, as I'm sure they will - I will have to give them time.    There are a couple of songs - Bacon Roll and Nobody Does That, which I can't bring myself to listen to yet.   Now, I understand how Nick14 felt!    I hope the rest of the album will restore my faith!    :)
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Post by: border_reiver on November 10, 2018, 02:46:59 pm
So do you agree when I said the slide tone was better, warmer, rounder, and Cooderish ?  ;)

YES! :)
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Post by: quizzaciously on November 10, 2018, 02:55:50 pm
I cannot take this track seriously. Skipper. About the solo... well ge plays the song note for note.. can't find anything in it that's very special. Pity but had no expectations after the first describtions. That Junkie Doll Cover precidely note for note is somewhat  outrageous.

LE

I feel pretty disappointed and dejected too, at the moment.   When I heard GOYS and Dancefloor I was overjoyed, especially Dancefloor, which is right up my street.   Then  last night I heard Trapperman and One Song at a Time.  Agreed, they are nice songs, but for me they are just too long and rather monotonous and I really dislike Guy's synths.   I listened to Just a Boy this morning, but, sorry, I don't like that one either.   The slide guitar, which everyone likes, sets my teeth on edge!    I hope these songs will grow on me, as I'm sure they will - I will have to give them time.    There are a couple of songs - Bacon Roll and Nobody Does That, which I can't bring myself to listen to yet.   Now, I understand how Nick14 felt!    I hope the rest of the album will restore my faith!    :)

Clearly the first part of this song is just an excuse to get to the other side with the slide guitar. You can almost imagine how this track was written/constructed: you have an idea of playing "You'll Never Walk Alone" on slide guitar, what should you do? You can't just play it and that's it. You have to build it up from something.

So forget about lyrics, forget about Junkie Doll cover, the main focus is on the slide solo and it's amazing, gives you goosebumps.

Much like this "Playtime Deluxe" blues song on Bill Wyman 80th Birthday. You're waiting for this big reveal at the end.

Just A Boy Away From Home is a track for people who loves solid groove, emotional slide guitar and GOOD arrangements.
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Post by: quizzaciously on November 10, 2018, 03:00:49 pm
By the way, it's only me or "Just A Boy Away From Home / You'll Never Walk Alone" is a more appropriate name for this song?
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 10, 2018, 03:05:13 pm
Only that it gives me no goosebumps but is totally mediocre.

LE
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Post by: dmg on November 10, 2018, 03:06:36 pm
I cannot take this track seriously. Skipper. About the solo... well ge plays the song note for note.. can't find anything in it that's very special. Pity but had no expectations after the first describtions. That Junkie Doll Cover precidely note for note is somewhat  outrageous.

LE

I feel pretty disappointed and dejected too, at the moment.   When I heard GOYS and Dancefloor I was overjoyed, especially Dancefloor, which is right up my street.   Then  last night I heard Trapperman and One Song at a Time.  Agreed, they are nice songs, but for me they are just too long and rather monotonous and I really dislike Guy's synths.   I listened to Just a Boy this morning, but, sorry, I don't like that one either.   The slide guitar, which everyone likes, sets my teeth on edge!    I hope these songs will grow on me, as I'm sure they will - I will have to give them time.    There are a couple of songs - Bacon Roll and Nobody Does That, which I can't bring myself to listen to yet.   Now, I understand how Nick14 felt!    I hope the rest of the album will restore my faith!    :)

Clearly the first part of this song is just an excuse to get to the other side with the slide guitar. You can almost imagine how this track was written/constructed: you have an idea of playing "You'll Never Walk Alone" on slide guitar, what should you do? You can't just play it and that's it. You have to build it up from something.

So forget about lyrics, forget about Junkie Doll cover, the main focus is on the slide solo and it's amazing, gives you goosebumps.

Much like this "Playtime Deluxe" blues song on Bill Wyman 80th Birthday. You're waiting for this big reveal at the end.

Just A Boy Away From Home is a track for people who loves solid groove, emotional slide guitar and GOOD arrangements.

To turn it on it's head and look at the song that way is interesting and certainly thinking outside the box!  I can see where you're coming from with this fine analysis actually.
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Post by: superval99 on November 10, 2018, 03:11:48 pm
Only that it gives me no goosebumps but is totally mediocre.

LE

No goosebumps for me either!  It's a skipper!    ::)
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Post by: TheTimeWasWrong on November 10, 2018, 03:13:14 pm
Could anyone send me a PM? Thanks a lot!!
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Post by: Knopflerfan on November 10, 2018, 03:14:18 pm
Loads of goosebumps for me, YWNWA is so fantastically played ....

Ps I cant stand Football but YWNWA just a lovely tune.....
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Post by: Eddie Fox on November 10, 2018, 04:03:37 pm
Do I hear links?  8)
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Post by: GIUMK on November 10, 2018, 04:23:34 pm
Well, you said it all (or almost): Junkie Doll revisited with the slide guitar. Surely it is a melody and a rhythm to which our Mark is very fond of. Very pretty.
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Post by: Kay Edvin on November 10, 2018, 05:27:42 pm
Can someone send me the song?
post@kayedvin.com.

Thanks
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Post by: Markus on November 10, 2018, 06:14:26 pm
Hello,

can someone send me this song and perhaps the other new songs?

Many Thanks.
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Post by: Wimbleman on November 10, 2018, 07:12:26 pm
Can someone pm me with a link please?
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Post by: K-alberto on November 10, 2018, 07:23:15 pm
I think I'm going to become a Liverpool supporter.... :clap :clap :clap
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 10, 2018, 07:28:50 pm
I know the original song very well but I guess you have to be a football supporter to get the full impact of this song ... it does absolutely nothing with me apart from thinking okay now he plays that song on a slide. Hm. Why oh why. There is absolutely no emotional depth in that Junkie Doll Riff and that solo although  the lyrics about his Dad might have implied otherwise.
Second-Hand emarrassment is my momentary main emotion when hearing this, sorry.

LE
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Post by: superval99 on November 10, 2018, 07:32:33 pm
I don't like the intro.  It sounds like a load of wrong notes.   Toe-curling!    :disbelief
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Post by: Dutchessy on November 10, 2018, 07:40:32 pm
Its also one of the important songs of my favourite club 'Feyenoord' and indeed, the solo hit me emotionally. I love it and give me goosebumbs every time.
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Post by: quizzaciously on November 10, 2018, 07:48:02 pm
Its also one of the important songs of my favourite club 'Feyenoord' and indeed, the solo hit me emotionally. I love it and give me goosebumbs every time.

It hits me emotionally even without football :lol

By the way, a very hardcore arrangement on this one. I figured it out on guitar and it has many, many cool chords in it.

This is the "You'll Never Walk Alone" part:

(https://pp.userapi.com/c845322/v845322907/12dec2/SVQcKEOJJ-I.jpg)
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Post by: dmg on November 10, 2018, 08:03:30 pm
This song doesn't sound anything like I had expected.  From what I had heard about Mark's Dad in hospital etc I had expected a sombre sounding song with a couple of lines from YNWA played quietly at the end like Bonnie Banks was played live in WII.

It's not all it could've been but Junkie Doll is a good song.
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Post by: vr46mk on November 10, 2018, 08:12:54 pm
After all Newcastle is the most Knopflerish club.. after all they enter the pitch to the sound of local hero  :D
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Post by: followmehome217 on November 10, 2018, 08:13:54 pm
Can somebody email me this song?  Thanks!
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Post by: Dutchessy on November 10, 2018, 08:31:05 pm
Mix of Junkie Doll and Gator Blood/Don't forget your hat
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Post by: followmehome217 on November 10, 2018, 08:43:49 pm
Thanks!! the intro is a total copy of Junkie doll, which I'm okay with.  love the slide solo at the end though.
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Post by: Eddie Fox on November 10, 2018, 08:54:06 pm
Reminds me of Train to Nowhere. Yet another yes for me.
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Post by: jbaent on November 11, 2018, 08:10:16 am
You can sing the whole Junkie doll lyrics and everything fit... but with Donegan gone rythmic.

The best part is the wonderful version of you'll never walk alone. Very emotional.
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Post by: hunter on November 11, 2018, 09:03:57 am
This is a cool song indeed. Same guitar riff as in Junkie Doll, as mentioned, but the whereas Junkie Doll is in my opinion very depressive (both musically and lyrically), this song has a much more positive outlook. I like that. Also like how the horns come in. As for the slide guitar, it is much better than the squeaky-clean sound on Tracker, but they must have put tons of compression on it, because the sounds sustains forever. Feels a bit unnatural. But overall a great song.
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Post by: vr46mk on November 11, 2018, 10:52:55 am
I like this one..

I am not a Liverpool and no bigger fan of any other PL club, I enjoy following the league... However whatever your team is, you can't deny that hearing YNWA at Anfield is magic. I like J. Klopp as well, he's brilliant with all his energy... So really enjoy the second half of this song when you hear the tones of YNWA from Knopfler  ;D
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 11, 2018, 11:22:46 am
Bundesliga yesterday had Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich and they sung it too.

LE
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 11, 2018, 11:23:20 am
Dortmund won 3:2  ;D

LE
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Post by: vr46mk on November 11, 2018, 11:24:12 am
Bundesliga yesterday had Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich and they sung it too.

LE

Yes Dortmund has it as well as a few other clubs in Europe. But you really dedicate it with the Reds :)
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 11, 2018, 11:30:28 am
I like the idea that in times like these football fans across the continent are united by an old song like this.

LE
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Post by: vr46mk on November 11, 2018, 11:36:22 am
I like the idea that in times like these football fans across the continent are united by an old song like this.

LE

It is great to read facebook comments after tragedies like with Leicester's owner.. lots of YNWA comments, happy to see exactly what you are mentioning :)

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Post by: Nick14 on November 11, 2018, 11:47:20 am
No time right now, but after a dozen or so plays I love this one, wonderful stuff. I like everything I have heard bar Dancefloor and nobody does that....and GOYS leaves me a bit flat. But Trapper, One Song, Bacon, this one all very good. Nobody's child I'm not sure about at the moment. Good me a grower though.
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Post by: localhero1986 on November 11, 2018, 12:44:01 pm
Hmmm, sounds interesting! Anyone with a link? ;D
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Post by: Kris-b on November 11, 2018, 01:43:02 pm
Dortmund won 3:2  ;D

LE
After the game sent this song to my sister, who is Dortmund fan!
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Post by: Solid Rock on November 11, 2018, 04:06:41 pm
This is really a fascinating song. Will be a big hit live!  8)
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Post by: jabbathehut on November 15, 2018, 06:09:05 pm
Not overly happy that I now have ywnwa running through my head. :)Don't like LFC at all.
Great slide guitar though.
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Post by: jbaent on November 15, 2018, 06:52:46 pm
Funny to see people always think about Liverpool FC when thinking in YNWA, which is a very beautiful song by itself...
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Post by: vr46mk on November 15, 2018, 06:56:05 pm
Most dedicated with The Reds although other clubs use it too..

But yea, Gerry and the Pacemaker's version is good as well
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Post by: Robson on November 15, 2018, 07:00:07 pm
Funny to see people always think about Liverpool FC when thinking in YNWA, which is a very beautiful song by itself...


Exactly  :thumbsup
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Post by: Knopflerfan on November 17, 2018, 10:04:45 am
Really getting into this fab tune/song and I chuckle when I hear the last three lines of the first verse as I can personally relate to them!

'Take the short cut home through the loony bin
I never gave much thought to the souls in there
I was just a boy, too young to care'

Where we lived when I was a boy, we had a 'residential' home for the elderly folk and I would take a  'short cut' through there but I guess I was scared of the residents looking at them as if they were deranged or from another planet!!!! Great lyrics as ever...
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Post by: Robson on November 17, 2018, 04:08:10 pm
Almost number one :)
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Post by: Robson on November 18, 2018, 03:55:40 pm
Solo slide breaks my heart...
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Post by: primi on November 18, 2018, 09:12:41 pm
This one I've been listening to the most. It's funny because I never cared for Junkie Doll at all (and still don't) but he turned it around just enough so that it works for me. My only complaint would be instead of this pretty much note-for-note gospel cover at the end he should do a proper Knopfler solo (could be slide as well for all I care). That way it would instantly get into "top shit" category.
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Post by: Peter1981 on January 04, 2020, 03:47:14 pm
Does anyone have a clue what guitar he's using here? Is it a baritone? And what type?
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Post by: PensaGhost on January 04, 2020, 04:53:49 pm
Does anyone have a clue what guitar he's using here? Is it a baritone? And what type?

sounds Danelectro 59-DC
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Post by: naif on January 04, 2020, 05:26:19 pm
İt might be the white stratocaster(1965) too...
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Post by: Knopflerfan on February 03, 2020, 12:28:40 pm
Does anyone have a clue what guitar he's using here? Is it a baritone? And what type?

sounds Danelectro 59-DC

Yes, I reckon you are correct with the Danelectro...... Mind you I started off quite keen on this track but I'm not too sure now....
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Post by: jbaent on February 03, 2020, 12:39:52 pm
I recall reading that Mk and Guy both told it was the white stratocaster.
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Post by: Knopflerfan on February 03, 2020, 12:50:05 pm
I recall reading that Mk and Guy both told it was the white stratocaster.

Doh!!! :smack
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Post by: Knopflerfan on May 22, 2020, 08:37:30 pm
DTRW: Promo football!!
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Post by: vr46mk on May 23, 2020, 11:02:00 pm
Seen 2 of them on Ebay recently, decided to pass on it, if I were a dedicated Liverpool fan I might have got it...

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Post by: Stanko on May 23, 2020, 11:11:55 pm
Seen 2 of them on Ebay recently, decided to pass on it, if I were a dedicated Liverpool fan I might have got it...
I come from Croatia, but i wouldn't mind if i have one! it rocks after all!
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Post by: Knopflerfan on May 26, 2020, 02:55:01 pm
Still think it's quite a novelty, speaking as a non football fan...