A Mark In Time

Mark Knopfler Discussion => Down The Road Wherever => Topic started by: shangri la 1 on September 22, 2018, 05:01:33 am

Title: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: shangri la 1 on September 22, 2018, 05:01:33 am
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One Song at a Time  Mark Knopfler (6:17)
Richard Bennett, Guitar
Ian Thomas, Drums
Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar
Mark Knopfler, Guitar, Vocals
Jim Cox, Organ
Danny Cummings, Percussion, Background Vocalist
Guy Fletcher, Synthesizer
John McCusker, Fiddle
Mike McGoldrick, Whistle


LYRICS

My whistle under the archways
Still echoes down the street
All the way back to Deptford days
Nights down by The Creek
Notes as big as river boats
Still echoing through the clubs
With the horns of the trains
Down the old back lanes
And the lights of the corner pubs

In a taproom lined with mirrors
There’s a man there at the bar
Reminds you of somebody
He says I know who you are
He’s right, I know I could be him
But anyway who is who?
You could be looking at
What he’s looking at
And he’s looking at you

And I’ll be out of this place
And down the road wherever
There but for the grace, etcetera
I’ll see you later but it’s 1979
And I’m picking my way out of here
One song at a time

The slaving ports of plunder
Used to stink to heaven on high
Companions of honour
Always were in short supply
The Bristol ships and Liverpool’s
On every tide they came
The times they may have changed, my friend
Some people stay the same

And I’ll be out of this place
And down the road wherever
There but for the grace, etcetera
I’ll see you later but it’s 1879
And I’m picking my way out of here
One song at a time

A grinning mogul greets the crowd
At Execution Dock
All come to see three mutineers
Turned off at twelve o’clock
The shyster takes a ringside seat
As they’re bringing them from the jail
And twenty thousand tickets
Sold online on premium sale

So if you need to reach me
You can leave word at The Pig
I have no wish to stay around
To watch that Newgate jig
Or any more poor old fakers
Trying to dance in my old shoes
I’ll be gone over the ocean
With the transatlantic blues

And I’ll be out of this place
And down the road wherever
There but for the grace, etcetera
I’ll see you later somewhere down the line
I’ll be picking my way out of here
One song at a time

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

CHORDS: One Song at a Time - by quizzaciously
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/mark_knopfler/one_song_at_a_time_chords_2514645
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: jbaent on September 27, 2018, 08:35:39 am
Reading again this part of the lyrics of "One Song At A Time", I think this is the song about DS Deptford days:

And I’ll be out of this place
And down the road wherever
There but for the grace, etcetera
I’ll see you later somewhere down the line
I’ll be picking my way out of here
One song at a time


That "I'll be out of this place" and "I'll be picking my way out of here" sounds like MK saying that, "One song at a time" he will manage to success and leave Deptford, as he did...

UPDATE:

It's official, it's the song about DEptford days:

Ask Mark Knopfler to explain the title of his ninth solo studio album and he will tell you that Down The Road Wherever is a line from one of the tracks: “One Song At A Time.” He'll give the credit for that title phrase to a sadly departed friend with whom he shared a lifelong love of songwriting and guitar playing, and their endless potential to change lives.

“I remember my pal Chet Atkins once saying that he picked his way out of poverty one song at a time, and it just stuck in my mind,” says Mark. “You get to an age where it is a few songs. But Down The Road Wherever seems to be appropriate, just because it’s what I’ve always done. I’ve always tried to keep my own geography happening in the songs, that applies there as well.” In “One Song At A Time” that autobiographical geography pinpoints Deptford, England, where the up-and-coming Dire Straits began to make their way, one song at a time.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on September 27, 2018, 08:42:42 am
I was already thinking the same. He often connects things in his songs, and maybe he could relate to Chet's story about being so poor as he knew how it felt when he was in dire straits in his Deptford days.
Looking forward to this one especially very much.

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: jbaent on September 27, 2018, 08:55:00 am
Yes, me too. Actually when I read that piece of lyrics I'm like singing it and I imagine one of those nice and melancholic chorus, and in my mind it sounds so beautiful...

I asked Guy, let's see if he answers.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on September 27, 2018, 09:01:18 am
Lyric question to Guy? Good luck!   :lol

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Dutchessy on September 27, 2018, 09:21:56 am
I bet he won't answer that first question. The 2nd question is gooood  :)
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: jbaent on September 27, 2018, 10:10:15 am
I bet he won't answer that first question. The 2nd question is gooood  :)

I always bet that if you number the questions, he would number the answers, sometimes it works. This time it didn't. I don't know if he just ignored the first question or he didn't read it...
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Dutchessy on September 27, 2018, 10:35:26 am
I bet he won't answer that first question. The 2nd question is gooood  :)

I always bet that if you number the questions, he would number the answers, sometimes it works. This time it didn't. I don't know if he just ignored the first question or he didn't read it...

He already told us it would be clear when hearing the tracks. He isn't telling anything about MK lyrics and song meaning, he has never done it in the past i think. That's why he ignored the question. But good try ofcourse  ;)
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: dmg on September 27, 2018, 12:42:43 pm
If it is about the Deptford days there are only 2 guitars he can use on this:  the Hofner or the red Fender Strat.  I think we can assume it won't be the former!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: El Macho on September 27, 2018, 01:49:33 pm
If it is about the Deptford days there are only 2 guitars he can use on this:  the Hofner or the red Fender Strat.  I think we can assume it won't be the former!
Didn't he already have his National at this time ?
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: dmg on September 27, 2018, 06:28:04 pm
If it is about the Deptford days there are only 2 guitars he can use on this:  the Hofner or the red Fender Strat.  I think we can assume it won't be the former!
Didn't he already have his National at this time ?

The red Strat was his main axe though at this time, therefore I reckon will be first in mind when composing the song.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on September 27, 2018, 07:13:21 pm
It's a long track, in fact the longest of the album and it contains the album title line. Enough for watering my mouth.

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: jbaent on September 28, 2018, 11:39:40 am
Ask Mark Knopfler to explain the title of his ninth solo studio album and he will tell you that Down The Road Wherever is a line from one of the tracks: “One Song At A Time.” He'll give the credit for that title phrase to a sadly departed friend with whom he shared a lifelong love of songwriting and guitar playing, and their endless potential to change lives.

“I remember my pal Chet Atkins once saying that he picked his way out of poverty one song at a time, and it just stuck in my mind,” says Mark. “You get to an age where it is a few songs. But Down The Road Wherever seems to be appropriate, just because it’s what I’ve always done. I’ve always tried to keep my own geography happening in the songs, that applies there as well.” In “One Song At A Time” that autobiographical geography pinpoints Deptford, England, where the up-and-coming Dire Straits began to make their way, one song at a time.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Robson on September 28, 2018, 12:35:37 pm
Awesome. You were right jbaent. In One Song At A Time he returns to Deptford.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on October 04, 2018, 09:34:58 pm
Speaking of mystical references... this part leaves me totally helpless:

And I’ll be out of this place
And down the road wherever
There but for the grace, etcetera
I'll see you later but it's 1879
And I'm picking my way out of here
One song at a time

A grinning mogul greets the crowd
At Execution Dock
All come to see three mutineers
Turned off at twelve o’clock
The shyster takes a ringside seat
As they’re bringing them from the jail
And twenty thousand tickets
Sold online on premium sale

So if you need to reach me
You can leave word at The Pig
I have no wish to stay around
To watch that Newgate jig
Or any more poor old fakers
Trying to dance in my old shoes
I’ll be gone over the ocean
 
With the transatlantic blues


IF 1879 is not a misprint, we have different times here? Sold online? How does that fit to the old English stuff in the rest of the paragraph? Am I the only one who thought about Tribute Bands and The Straits when reading about poor old fakers trying to dance in my shoes?  I found a real Hotel called The Pig... What is it all about? I have no idea...

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Robson on October 04, 2018, 09:43:44 pm
I think it's a mistake. I wonder why 1979 and not 1978 :think
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: koobaa on October 04, 2018, 10:13:54 pm
1979 rhymes better with "one song at a time" so I bet it is not a mistake. Close enough though.They would still be in Deptford in 1979, wouldn't they.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on October 04, 2018, 10:17:02 pm
1979 rhymes better with "one song at a time" so I bet it is not a mistake. Close enough though.They would still be in Deptford in 1979, wouldn't they.

I guess with mistake it's meant that it's 1979 and later 1879?

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: koobaa on October 04, 2018, 10:38:34 pm
Yeah, somehow I don't think it's a misprint. The key might be the line:
The times they may have changed, my friend
Some people stay the same

Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Robson on October 04, 2018, 10:43:52 pm
Yes. It makes sense.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: JF on October 04, 2018, 11:04:28 pm
the song as a kind of shot at glory flavour.
fast pace and folkish feeling but wit the theme played on electric (clean/crunch) guitar
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: border_reiver on October 05, 2018, 07:01:39 am
I think he mixes old days (when they executed prisoners for show at the Execution Dock in London) with new days and concerts.

1879 is not a misprint.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on October 05, 2018, 08:21:31 am
I think he mixes old days (when they executed prisoners for show at the Execution Dock in London) with new days and concerts.

1879 is not a misprint.

Yes I thought so, too. But while in Devil Baby, ge divided the different times with different verses, this time it's mixed within a couple of words.

It also seems that it's not really about Chet. Only the inspiring words he used about his past are there?

This seems to be the most interesting song so far, at least to me.

What do you think about the "fakers" line?

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: jbaent on October 05, 2018, 09:10:27 am
I think he mixes old days (when they executed prisoners for show at the Execution Dock in London) with new days and concerts.

1879 is not a misprint.

Yes, and I also checked where Execution Dock used to be and it´s quite far from Deptford, it used to be close to the Tower of London area, where pirates used to be hang, so he mix locations as well...
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: border_reiver on October 05, 2018, 11:22:26 am

What do you think about the "fakers" line?

LE

Definitely a swing at the shitty cover bands.

Also, note that he says three mutineers. If he's still comparing he might have left out DK.  :)
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Robson on October 05, 2018, 04:06:10 pm

What do you think about the "fakers" line?

LE

Definitely a swing at the shitty cover bands.

Also, note that he says three mutineers. If he's still comparing he might have left out DK.  :)

Yes. It's interesting. Difficult texts.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: JF on October 07, 2018, 10:05:38 pm
I just checked it again and I can confirm that Mark sings clearly 1979 in the first chorus and 1879 in the second
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on October 07, 2018, 10:52:06 pm
He used the same lyrical "trick"  on 5.15 am with 1967 and 1867... and how I loved that effect... gives me showers every time and made those lyrics epic...

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Robson on October 07, 2018, 11:12:57 pm
"He used the same lyrical "trick"  on 5.15 am with 1967 and 1867...

I was thinking about the same:)
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Robson on November 06, 2018, 12:58:31 pm
"And I’ll be out of this place
And down the road wherever
There but for the grace, etcetera
I’ll see you later but it’s 1979
And I’m picking my way out of here
One song at a time"

Maybe 1979 refers to the first DS tour in the United States and album cover somewhere with the American prairies. I am thinking aloud
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: jbaent on November 06, 2018, 02:40:26 pm
"And I’ll be out of this place
And down the road wherever
There but for the grace, etcetera
I’ll see you later but it’s 1979
And I’m picking my way out of here
One song at a time"

Maybe 1979 refers to the first DS tour in the United States and album cover somewhere with the American prairies. I am thinking aloud

1979 was the last year they lived in Farrer House, Deptford. At least Mk moved at the end of 79 as can be seen in the arena documentary where he's in his new and empty house.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Robson on November 06, 2018, 02:51:15 pm
It is true. And this fact speaks to me more. But I do not know why I thought about the first DS tour in the US:)
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: jbaent on November 06, 2018, 03:19:43 pm
It is true. And this fact speaks to me more. But I do not know why I thought about the first DS tour in the US:)

Because your imagination is working overtime.

Lol
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Robson on November 06, 2018, 03:21:45 pm
It is true. And this fact speaks to me more. But I do not know why I thought about the first DS tour in the US:)

Because your imagination is working overtime.

Lol

Yes. Continually :)
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: regmka on November 09, 2018, 07:23:36 pm
You can listen to it here: https://archives.kpfa.org/data/20181108-Thu2000.mp3

At 10:05
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: vr46mk on November 09, 2018, 07:24:19 pm
Wow the songs are everywhere?  :o :o

Very nice evening ahead to listen again, and again, and again...  8)
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: skydiver on November 09, 2018, 07:25:17 pm
You can listen to it here: https://archives.kpfa.org/data/20181108-Thu2000.mp3

At 10:05

thank you so much!!!!!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: quizzaciously on November 09, 2018, 07:25:47 pm
The album is leaking one song at a time ;D
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: holaknopfler on November 09, 2018, 07:29:32 pm
I can't handle this. Too much. God. Wow.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: border_reiver on November 09, 2018, 07:30:04 pm
Love it love it love it!!!

Thanks!

Sooooo much better than the bloody Dancefloor... You can keep that as your fav. ;D
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Kris-b on November 09, 2018, 07:31:18 pm
Up to now, my favourite today. Love it at the first listening!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: wespresso on November 09, 2018, 07:31:46 pm
The album is leaking one song at a time ;D
Hahahahaha :clap
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: dmg on November 09, 2018, 07:39:11 pm
Brilliant song.  That is all.  :clap
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: border_reiver on November 09, 2018, 07:42:17 pm
I was worried that GOYS and BOTDC set the tone for the album. I'm no longer worried.

Gonna sit in the lazy chair and sip on a good whisky tonight!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Dutchessy on November 09, 2018, 07:44:01 pm
I love this one too!  :D
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: dmg on November 09, 2018, 08:03:47 pm
Just love this one so much.  Chet would be proud.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 09, 2018, 08:31:07 pm
Pure Mark. Love it. Pretty moved by it.

LE

Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: quizzaciously on November 09, 2018, 08:32:54 pm
The rhythm in this song is totally not my cup of tea :disbelief

Feels like another track is playing on the background. Mark, what's this???
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: border_reiver on November 09, 2018, 08:33:27 pm
It's a beautiful thing really. He's acknowledging the past days - without playing old stuff in present time.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 09, 2018, 08:37:51 pm
Wow. All three songs from today are many dimensions above Bunk on the Dancefloor and  Crap On You Son ..  totally pure MK. Love it!

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: border_reiver on November 09, 2018, 08:43:35 pm
Wow. All three songs from today are many dimensions above Bunk on the Dancefloor and  Crap On You Son ..  totally pure MK. Love it!

LE

Got your back there brother.  ;D
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 09, 2018, 08:47:49 pm
Is the intro cut? The outro is for sure. Where does this come from? It seems 16 sec. missing..

I just love how he sings here and especially the Down The Road Wherever line ... so beautiful. Now it makes sense. So different to just read the lyrics and hear him sing them for the first time.

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Dutchessy on November 09, 2018, 08:50:58 pm
Is the intro cut? The outro is for sure. Where does this come from? It seems 16 sec. missing..

I just love how he sings here and especially the Down The Road Wherever line ... so beautiful. Now it makes sense. So different to just read the lyrics and hear him sing them for the first time.

LE

Radio broadcast, the end is indeed cut off a little.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: border_reiver on November 09, 2018, 08:52:15 pm
Is the intro cut? The outro is for sure. Where does this come from? It seems 16 sec. missing..

I just love how he sings here and especially the Down The Road Wherever line ... so beautiful. Now it makes sense. So different to just read the lyrics and hear him sing them for the first time.

LE

Radio broadcast, the end is indeed cut off a little.

Maybe a fine instrumental horn piece, worthy of Metroland.  :D
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Dutchessy on November 09, 2018, 08:53:39 pm
Is the intro cut? The outro is for sure. Where does this come from? It seems 16 sec. missing..

I just love how he sings here and especially the Down The Road Wherever line ... so beautiful. Now it makes sense. So different to just read the lyrics and hear him sing them for the first time.

LE

Radio broadcast, the end is indeed cut off a little.

Maybe a fine instrumental horn piece, worthy of Metroland.  :D

It's just 10 secs missing in the whole song. Trapper man is missing 30 secs i think.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Dutchessy on November 09, 2018, 08:57:26 pm
It is the full radio version.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 09, 2018, 09:03:27 pm
I was not complaining. Only wonder about the cut as I don't know the source.

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: straitsway75 on November 09, 2018, 09:07:22 pm
.....and this yes.... is what means a MK's song  :clap :clap :clap :clap
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Dutchessy on November 09, 2018, 09:10:34 pm
I was not complaining. Only wonder about the cut as I don't know the source.

LE

Can't make it longer. It moves over into an other song.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: vr46mk on November 09, 2018, 09:26:20 pm
I have it recorded as well in mp3 and I slowly faded out the volume during the last 15 secs.. sounds better than to just cut it!

Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Dutchessy on November 09, 2018, 09:37:30 pm
I have it recorded as well in mp3 and I slowly faded out the volume during the last 15 secs.. sounds better than to just cut it!

Every second on full volume counts  ;D In a week we will have the best version  ;)
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: border_reiver on November 09, 2018, 09:39:56 pm
I have it recorded as well in mp3 and I slowly faded out the volume during the last 15 secs.. sounds better than to just cut it!

Every second on full volume counts  ;D

THIS!  ;D
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: dmg on November 09, 2018, 09:42:13 pm
I have it recorded as well in mp3 and I slowly faded out the volume during the last 15 secs.. sounds better than to just cut it!

Every second on full volume counts  ;D

THIS!  ;D

"At the end of the night when our ears are bleeding!" :lol
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: quizzaciously on November 09, 2018, 09:48:11 pm
"At the end of the night when our ears are bleeding!" :lol

My ears are bleeding when I hear this "modern" beat. Reminds me the song "Fuh You" by Paul McCartney (yes, he sings "I want to fuh you"). There's a difference between experimenting to get something new and just experimenting for the sake of it. Man how inappropriate this beat is...

As with the organ in Trapper Man, this literally kills the otherwise GREAT song for me. As if some "modern" track is playing in the background.

No, Mark, please leave experiments somewhere else, it's not for you.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Dutchessy on November 09, 2018, 09:49:42 pm
I just Fuh ing love this song :lol
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: mschaap on November 09, 2018, 09:51:50 pm
What a wonderful song! You would expect to have heard this type of song from Mark before by means of structure and instrumentation but this sounds so fresh and a bit more energetic. Very very nice.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: koobaa on November 09, 2018, 10:05:59 pm
Yes, pure MK awesomeness! My reaction was quite emotional, must admit. I am one those big blokes who cry at MK concerts  ;)

Somehow I can see this one as the last song before the encores with this endless instrumental outro...
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: border_reiver on November 09, 2018, 10:07:33 pm
Yes, pure MK awesomeness! My reaction was quite emotional, must admit. I am one those big blokes who cry at MK concerts  ;)

Somehow I can see this one as the last song before the encores with this endless instrumental outro...

Yes! Let this song put So Far Away so far away.  ;D
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: dmg on November 09, 2018, 10:19:55 pm
I just Fuh ing love this song :lol

 :clap

Me too. 
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: herlock on November 09, 2018, 10:28:19 pm
I think this one is my favourite of the 5 so far. Seems almost like Dire Straits is back !
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: GIUMK on November 09, 2018, 10:39:54 pm
Can I have a PM for this song too? Thanks again!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 09, 2018, 10:40:43 pm
Thanks a million dmg for your help tonight.  ;)

This track is my fave so far!!! The words, the melody and MK - wowsers!!!!!! Shall look forward to hearing this on tour!!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: dmg on November 09, 2018, 10:46:32 pm
Thanks a million dmg for your help tonight.  ;)

This track is my fave so far!!! The words, the melody and MK - wowsers!!!!!! Shall look forward to hearing this on tour!!

Nae bother big man!  This is my favourite too.  I just await a longer outro and live versions! :P
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: vr46mk on November 09, 2018, 10:48:08 pm
I have it recorded as well in mp3 and I slowly faded out the volume during the last 15 secs.. sounds better than to just cut it!

Every second on full volume counts  ;D In a week we will have the best version  ;)

Yeah...the album will probably be possible to get before Friday.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: mschaap on November 09, 2018, 10:49:19 pm
Those guitar licks on the outro are also very very nice. Classic.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: border_reiver on November 09, 2018, 10:56:40 pm
This is my favourite of those "leaked" today.

It's a song that makes me smile and sing along. The guitar tone makes goosebumps. Classic Knopfler, that says all.

Can't wait to (hopefully) hear it live!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 09, 2018, 10:58:48 pm
Thanks a million dmg for your help tonight.  ;)

This track is my fave so far!!! The words, the melody and MK - wowsers!!!!!! Shall look forward to hearing this on tour!!

Nae bother big man!  This is my favourite too.  I just await a longer outro and live versions! :P

Oh yes please for a longer outro and wow can you just imagine this one live?! It would be awesome
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: hfscardoso on November 09, 2018, 11:04:21 pm
Hello, can I have a PM with this one?
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Julie72 on November 09, 2018, 11:05:16 pm
Anyone with a better mp3 quality than the streaming one please ?  ;)

Thanks,

Julie
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 09, 2018, 11:13:28 pm
This is my favourite of those "leaked" today.

It's a song that makes me smile and sing along. The guitar tone makes goosebumps. Classic Knopfler, that says all.

Can't wait to (hopefully) hear it live!

100% agree, this track is truly MK at his finest...

Tears in the eyes listening to that beautiful melody..
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: GIUMK on November 09, 2018, 11:19:26 pm
Guys, sorry for the insistence, can you send me a PM of this song please?
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: GIUMK on November 09, 2018, 11:51:24 pm
Thanks for PM.
Guys, I listened to her and ... she's very beautiful. Even if there are flutes and pipes, the song is very rhythmic and, therefore, makes the wind instruments overshadow. However, what I am noticing in these first 5 songs is the real trademark of the soloist Mark, ie his Les Paul. And this makes me really happy for the rest of the album. :D
And I request confirmation from JF.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: JF on November 10, 2018, 12:09:17 am
Trapper man, BOTDF and one song at a time are the highlights of the album imho
I would add floating away which I like very much

the rest of album contains others gems, but not in the same style.
if you're looking for other Les Paul lead parts, I think the most evident is GOYS
Drover's road has of course the lead part ala before gas and TV, and my bacon roll has a lead guitar, but not in the same vein. clean/crunch tone
Floatin away has a lead part two, also clean/crunch tone
and also nobody does that has lead guitar

yes I think you can make expectations for the rest of the album....believe me.....may I say it's a "killer" album ? ::) :) ;D (don't call me Guy please..)


Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: vr46mk on November 10, 2018, 12:13:30 am

yes I think you can make expectations for the rest of the album....believe me.....may I say it's a "killer" album ? ::) :) ;D (don't call me Guy please..)

I feel the same, only heard 5 songs so far.. but already convinced this is way better than Tracker! I really need the 2019 Tour!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: hunter on November 10, 2018, 12:23:18 am
What a wonderful song! You would expect to have heard this type of song from Mark before by means of structure and instrumentation but this sounds so fresh and a bit more energetic. Very very nice.

Fresh and more energetic, just what the doctor ordered. It's classic Mark, but with a "twist". Very nice.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: herlock on November 10, 2018, 12:27:42 am
This should have been the single instead of GOYS.
It has all the emotional power of Piper and Submariner, plus the energy of Border.
The killer song !
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Speedway23 on November 10, 2018, 12:51:46 am
This should have been the single instead of GOYS.
It has all the emotional power of Piper and Submariner, plus the energy of Border.
The killer song !

I agree. What a fabulous song !!! Out of this world.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: ruipedro on November 10, 2018, 01:15:00 am
Can anyone send me a pm of the song?please!!!thanks :)
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: kaleo74 on November 10, 2018, 01:43:59 am
Beautiful, only Mark can make you travel this way.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: koobaa on November 10, 2018, 02:12:41 am
Instant classic, this one. I wish this outro never ended, but it ends so brutally in this radio clip. Powerful song.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: quizzaciously on November 10, 2018, 02:14:38 am
The intro reminds me It Never Rains a bit. This is how it should've sound, without this happy dance beat in a serious song. I'm out, didn't make it through the song again and probably never will. Thank you, goodnight, now it's time to go sleep.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Neville Sherman on November 10, 2018, 06:45:30 am
Hi Anybody - great song! Any chance anyone send me the PM? Thanks heaps.

Christmas arrives on Friday.

Neville S
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: shangri la 1 on November 10, 2018, 08:12:56 am
My pick of the 4 so far. Be great in lossless! I think I'll have the outro on autopilot for a few days

2ND Last verse seems to follow on from the Terminal of tribute To,with the spray he gave tribute bands:
"Or any more poor old fakers
Trying to dance in my old shoes"
 ;) :thumbsup
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 10, 2018, 08:28:49 am
Thinking about the lyrics a lot. It seems it is indeed about the cover-band thing .. while he was picking his way (out of poverty in Deptford days if you like), they don't care about his amount of work and just steal his production. The poor old fakers are asociated by him with mutineers who make the main part of a spectacle with their executions. A certain bitterness sure enough. I find it very remarkable that he mentions The Pig, which seems to be a Hotel in New Forest, where he indeed lives?
Then, while they try to make a buck with selling 20.000 tickets online, he no longer cares and goes over and goes on, he is long out of their sight while they steal his old "gold", he has long developed to America with the transatlantic blues... and the folkies are featured in the music at that part. Love it.

London, Bristol and Liverpool were the main slaving ports. Slaves were transported from there into the Caribbean and the Americas. Of course we know that the Blues thing started here, music coming from Africa to the US... that what he referred to .. the story from the ways music takes, that famous where the Delta meets the Tyne quote. It seems he is using this to differenciate simple stealing of music from influencal ways music takes.. that's for me the best way to describe the jumps in time that are pretty new for him in these lyrics.

Very very personal. Great and approbiate for the title track. Plus that Down The Road Wherever sounds so inbelievably geat..

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: straitsway75 on November 10, 2018, 08:44:18 am
Thinking about the lyrics a lot. It seems it is indeed about the cover-band thing .. while he was picking his way (out of poverty in Deptford days if you like), they don't care about his amount of work and just steal his production. The poor old fakers are asociated by him with mutineers who make the main part of a spectacle with their executions. A certain bitterness sure enough. I find it very remarkable that he mentions The Pig, which seems to be a Hotel in New Forest, where he indeed lives?
Then, while they try to make a buck with selling 20.000 tickets online, he no longer cares and goes over and goes on, he is long out of their sight while they steal his old "gold", he has long developed to America with the transatlantic blues... and the folkies are featured in the music at that part. Love it.

London, Bristol and Liverpool were the main slaving ports. Slaves were transported from there into the Caribbean and the Americas. Of course we know that the Blues thing started here, music coming from Africa to the US... that what he referred to .. the story from the ways music takes, that famous where the Delta meets the Tyne quote. It seems he is using this to differenciate simple stealing of music from influencal ways music takes.. that's for me the best way to describe the jumps in time that are pretty new for him in these lyrics.

Very very personal. Great and approbiate for the title track. Plus that Down The Road Wherever sounds so inbelievably geat..

LE
I agree  :thumbsup
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 10, 2018, 08:49:39 am
Thinking about the lyrics a lot. It seems it is indeed about the cover-band thing .. while he was picking his way (out of poverty in Deptford days if you like), they don't care about his amount of work and just steal his production. The poor old fakers are asociated by him with mutineers who make the main part of a spectacle with their executions. A certain bitterness sure enough. I find it very remarkable that he mentions The Pig, which seems to be a Hotel in New Forest, where he indeed lives?
Then, while they try to make a buck with selling 20.000 tickets online, he no longer cares and goes over and goes on, he is long out of their sight while they steal his old "gold", he has long developed to America with the transatlantic blues... and the folkies are featured in the music at that part. Love it.

London, Bristol and Liverpool were the main slaving ports. Slaves were transported from there into the Caribbean and the Americas. Of course we know that the Blues thing started here, music coming from Africa to the US... that what he referred to .. the story from the ways music takes, that famous where the Delta meets the Tyne quote. It seems he is using this to differenciate simple stealing of music from influencal ways music takes.. that's for me the best way to describe the jumps in time that are pretty new for him in these lyrics.

Very very personal. Great and approbiate for the title track. Plus that Down The Road Wherever sounds so inbelievably geat..

LE

Haha, well spotted LE, 'The Pig' country hotel is not far away at all from a certain person's residence!!!!

Like the Chet Atkins similarities too with 'Picking his way out of poverty' & yes indeed the 'tribute' act comparisons too... Fabulous song!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: hunter on November 10, 2018, 09:03:06 am
I agree with LE's interpretation here. Goes to show how personal Mark takes the whole tribute issue.

I really like how much more personal Mark is getting with his last two albums.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 10, 2018, 10:39:59 am
I think he mixes old days (when they executed prisoners for show at the Execution Dock in London) with new days and concerts.

1879 is not a misprint.

The thing of note here is that the last hanging that took place at execution Dock was on the 16th December 1830....

The condemned were paraded across London Bridge and past the Tower of London from either Marshalsea or Newgate prisons .
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: border_reiver on November 10, 2018, 10:43:27 am
I think he mixes old days (when they executed prisoners for show at the Execution Dock in London) with new days and concerts.

1879 is not a misprint.

The thing of note here is that the last hanging that took place at execution Dock was on the 16th December 1830....

I also noted that. Sometimes it's best not to Wiki song lyrics.  ;D
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Darling Pretty on November 10, 2018, 10:44:19 am
Strongest song so far. Really like it.
Must be done live. And... with flute and whistle.  :think :hmm :lol

Mark opens himself more the older he gets
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: ruipedro on November 10, 2018, 10:52:32 am
Wow!!! what a song!!!! amazing!!!:) :) :)
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: superval99 on November 10, 2018, 11:02:33 am
Very nice song, but the organ is extremely irritating!    Love the outro, though!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Jasper90 on November 10, 2018, 11:11:53 am
I love this song!! :clap  Also the folk influence works perfect here, the guitar licks around it, just perfect! :). His singing works also great for songs like this, super!  :clap
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 10, 2018, 12:45:53 pm
Still my fave out of the 7 so far...
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Kris-b on November 10, 2018, 01:01:56 pm
Still my fave out of the 7 so far...
Mine too, must have listened to it about 50 times now!😀
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: PensaGhost on November 10, 2018, 01:27:29 pm
yes, a pretty nice one, to me it sounds like a fusion between Border Reiver and Piper to the end

best one so far out of 8
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 10, 2018, 03:03:07 pm
yes, a pretty nice one, to me it sounds like a fusion between Border Reiver and Piper to the end

best one so far out of 8

Precisely that! I've been playing this tune on the MK Strat this morning and i couldnt believe how close the three tunes are!! Still an amazing track in my eyes!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 10, 2018, 03:04:10 pm
Very nice song, but the organ is extremely irritating!    Love the outro, though!

Oh really, I thought it added depth to the tune somehow?! Still my fave so far!!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: dmg on November 10, 2018, 03:13:09 pm
Very nice song, but the organ is extremely irritating!    Love the outro, though!

Oh really, I thought it added depth to the tune somehow?! Still my fave so far!!

Maybe the organ will sound lower in the mix in the better sound of the album on Friday?  Perhaps it wouldn't be so noticeable if everyone wasn't talking about it all the time; I never noticed it the first listen!  :)
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 10, 2018, 03:15:56 pm
Very nice song, but the organ is extremely irritating!    Love the outro, though!

Oh really, I thought it added depth to the tune somehow?! Still my fave so far!!

Maybe the organ will sound lower in the mix in the better sound of the album on Friday?  Perhaps it wouldn't be so noticeable if everyone wasn't talking about it all the time; I never noticed it the first listen!  :)

I reckon its to do with the sound quality of the recording and yes I expect the album version to be far better. Lovely to hear it though!!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Dutchessy on November 10, 2018, 03:26:55 pm
I dont hear any organ? Or did you wanted to post it in the Trapper man thread?
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: kaleo74 on November 10, 2018, 04:14:24 pm
Man, the bass on this song is wonderful, Glenn s playing is fabulous as usual
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: PensaGhost on November 10, 2018, 04:18:11 pm
yes, a pretty nice one, to me it sounds like a fusion between Border Reiver and Piper to the end

best one so far out of 8

Precisely that! I've been playing this tune on the MK Strat this morning and i couldnt believe how close the three tunes are!! Still an amazing track in my eyes!

yes those 2 plus also a little bit of salt from So far From the clyde, a fusion of the 3
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: dmg on November 10, 2018, 06:02:02 pm
Man, the bass on this song is wonderful, Glenn s playing is fabulous as usual

He is such a good player and yet all over the shop on Sultans.  Remarkable!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Jasper90 on November 10, 2018, 07:10:33 pm
Man, the bass on this song is wonderful, Glenn s playing is fabulous as usual

He is such a good player and yet all over the shop on Sultans.  Remarkable!

Yeah Glenn is really an awesome bass player, here and I also love his basspart in Hillfarmer’s blues live  8)
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Justme on November 10, 2018, 08:29:58 pm
I was wondering if someone could upload those new songs to ytube, please?  :think
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: pamplina on November 10, 2018, 08:34:04 pm
I think this song is the perfect opener for the shows.

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Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Dutchessy on November 10, 2018, 08:38:49 pm
I was wondering if someone could upload those new songs to ytube, please?  :think

Official songs... Don't know if thats a good idea
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: JF on November 10, 2018, 08:55:49 pm
Very nice song, but the organ is extremely irritating!    Love the outro, though!

Oh really, I thought it added depth to the tune somehow?! Still my fave so far!!

Maybe the organ will sound lower in the mix in the better sound of the album on Friday?  Perhaps it wouldn't be so noticeable if everyone wasn't talking about it all the time; I never noticed it the first listen!  :)

exactly the same for me. I read many comments about anoying drums, organ, etc....but the first things I heard was the melody, the guitar, the voice, etc.. and they all sounded very good to me
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Eddie Fox on November 10, 2018, 09:05:02 pm
This might be the tune that Guy influenced the most. It is the typical slow celtic song with flutes and pipes we get from every MK album but turned into something else. Man, I’m in love with this album.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Nick14 on November 10, 2018, 09:17:41 pm
Well - as some of you may know - I thought GOYS was ok - but not that great, and I hated Dancefloor...so I have been waiting for at least one song on this album which I can love (and having heard 8 of the songs now I have a feeling this is going to be some way from my favourite MK albums -the production and style are not my cup of tea generally speaking...) - and....THIS IS IT! This is a wonderful song - really made by the outro which is MK and co at their best - the weaving of the guitar, pipes and fiddle and the driving drums (which, when I first them, I thought may spoil my enjoyment of the song). Great lyric, melody, music - this one if classic MK for me - terrific song. Of the 8 songs I have heard this one is head and shoulders above the others for me - of the others I like Trapper Man, Just a Boy, Bacon Roll and Nobody's Child - need to listen to those more to see if some/all become really good songs, or become more average songs - but all sounded good on first listens - and then I would put GOYS a notch down from those, and Dancefloor and that other funk 70's thing as songs I look forward to never hearing again....(although, as I am seeing him live next year I am likely o be foiled!!).

So for now, I will put this one on repeat and know the album has at least one new MK classic for me.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 10, 2018, 09:27:21 pm
Nice.

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: ijnijn on November 11, 2018, 05:20:15 pm
Great song, killed by Ianto. He does the same drum dull fill all the time and the rhythm is constantly the same throughout the song. I really dream of Mark getting a better drummer.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: quizzaciously on November 11, 2018, 05:22:39 pm
Great song, killed by Ianto. He does the same drum dull fill all the time and the rhythm is constantly the same throughout the song. I really dream of Mark getting a better drummer.

Well at least somebody noticed that. I can be wrong but from the top of my head it's the worst drumming in Mark's song period.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: vr46mk on November 11, 2018, 08:45:19 pm
Great song, killed by Ianto. He does the same drum dull fill all the time and the rhythm is constantly the same throughout the song. I really dream of Mark getting a better drummer.

Well at least somebody noticed that. I can be wrong but from the top of my head it's the worst drumming in Mark's song period.

Is there anything you like about the new album? I see negative comment after comment... :hmm
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Nick14 on November 11, 2018, 09:40:46 pm
I initially thought that about the drumming, but after repeated listens I realised that the drums are essential to the wonderful insistent surge the song works up and then continues. That glorious outro is partly made by the drums being the way they are throughout the song.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: quizzaciously on November 11, 2018, 09:44:50 pm
Great song, killed by Ianto. He does the same drum dull fill all the time and the rhythm is constantly the same throughout the song. I really dream of Mark getting a better drummer.

Well at least somebody noticed that. I can be wrong but from the top of my head it's the worst drumming in Mark's song period.

Is there anything you like about the new album? I see negative comment after comment... :hmm

You see only what you want to see. I absolutely love Just A Boy Away From Home, Nobody's Child, Floating Away. I love the songs for the most part. I hate the organ part in Trapper Man. I absolutely wholeheartedly hate the drums in One Song At A Time. That's pretty much it.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Robson on November 11, 2018, 09:49:40 pm
What happens to the drums in One Song In A Time?
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: ijnijn on November 11, 2018, 10:23:05 pm
What happens to the drums in One Song In A Time?
The only thing you can say about the drumparts there is that there are there. That's it. That could be bareable if the song lasted for 2-3 minutes. In the drumkit there's also a ride cymbal and I think Ianto forgot about it, as well as he forgot about all the toms and that he can use more than one single hit on the bass drum per a bar of a song.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: quizzaciously on November 11, 2018, 10:29:40 pm
What happens to the drums in One Song In A Time?
The only thing you can say about the drumparts there is that there are there. That's it. That could be bareable if the song lasted for 2-3 minutes. In the drumkit there's also a ride cymbal and I think Ianto forgot about it, as well as he forgot about all the toms and that he can use more than one single hit on the bass drum per a bar of a song.

Or... Was told to do so which is the most plausible explanation. Ian Thomas is a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very good drummer and a highly recognised professional, it's just for this particular track it would be nice to hear something different. The drum pattern is even in the intro, it's all over the place. Not to mention, it's deliberately designed to sound "new" and "fresh". Like a modern dance track.

For some people it sounds amazing, but for some it's a disaster.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Eddie Fox on November 11, 2018, 10:33:46 pm
Guys, that’s the drums Mark and Guy wanted. Remember Brothers in Arms? If Mark was not happy with Ianto’s drumming he’d have got someone else to do it - and Danny was literally sitting across the room.

I honestly don’t get it, I like it the way it is.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: straitsway75 on November 11, 2018, 10:35:26 pm
When  few day ago I ask to JF and Railking, that had the opportunity of listen the whole album, if they found a song that can be a MK's masterpiece, IMO this song IS. I am HAPPY for this song, when listen others good, return on it, I can't stop
 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) ONE SONG AT A TIME is WONDERFUL  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: hunter on November 11, 2018, 10:40:13 pm
To me, the drumming is reminiscent of the so-called "country train beat", which usually is a lot faster. Nevertheless, a "train beat" really drives the song forward, which I think suits the theme of this song very well.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Eddie Fox on November 11, 2018, 10:41:23 pm
To me, the drumming is reminiscent of the so-called "country train beat", which usually is a lot faster. Nevertheless, a "train beat" really drives the song forward, which I think suits the theme of this song very well.

Yes, like Camerado.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: hunter on November 11, 2018, 10:45:39 pm
To me, the drumming is reminiscent of the so-called "country train beat", which usually is a lot faster. Nevertheless, a "train beat" really drives the song forward, which I think suits the theme of this song very well.

Yes, like Camerado.

Right, similar to that. Mark wouldn't go for that kind of drumming if he didn't feel it fit the context. He may be hitting 70, but he's not senile.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Robson on November 11, 2018, 10:53:15 pm
To me, the drumming is reminiscent of the so-called "country train beat", which usually is a lot faster. Nevertheless, a "train beat" really drives the song forward, which I think suits the theme of this song very well.

Yes, like Camerado.

Right, similar to that. Mark wouldn't go for that kind of drumming if he didn't feel it fit the context. He may be hitting 70, but he's not senile.

I agree. There are no cases here
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: ijnijn on November 11, 2018, 10:54:18 pm
To me, the drumming is reminiscent of the so-called "country train beat", which usually is a lot faster. Nevertheless, a "train beat" really drives the song forward, which I think suits the theme of this song very well.

Yes, like Camerado.

Right, similar to that. Mark wouldn't go for that kind of drumming if he didn't feel it fit the context. He may be hitting 70, but he's not senile.

The problem here for me and quizzy is that the drums has nothing in itself that makes you're gonna remember the song better. The rhythm is ok, it's a typical upbeat groove, the problem is with the fills and licks which the song lacks. It has nothing to do, in my opinion, with what Mark wants. Great drummers, like Ianto knows how to "interrupt" the rhythm in an appropriate way in a way not to lose the vibe of the groove. That's it. I think when I get the CD on Friday, I'll do a small review of the drumparts of every song on an album :)
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Eddie Fox on November 11, 2018, 10:58:00 pm
To me, the drumming is reminiscent of the so-called "country train beat", which usually is a lot faster. Nevertheless, a "train beat" really drives the song forward, which I think suits the theme of this song very well.

Yes, like Camerado.

Right, similar to that. Mark wouldn't go for that kind of drumming if he didn't feel it fit the context. He may be hitting 70, but he's not senile.

The problem here for me and quizzy is that the drums has nothing in itself that makes you're gonna remember the song better. The rhythm is ok, it's a typical upbeat groove, the problem is with the fills and licks which the song lacks. It has nothing to do, in my opinion, with what Mark wants. Great drummers, like Ianto knows how to "interrupt" the rhythm in an appropriate way in a way not to lose the vibe of the groove. That's it. I think when I get the CD on Friday, I'll do a small review of the drumparts of every song on an album :)

I figure you out but in this case Ianto is not the one to blame - if anyone should be.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: quizzaciously on November 11, 2018, 10:58:55 pm
To me, the drumming is reminiscent of the so-called "country train beat", which usually is a lot faster. Nevertheless, a "train beat" really drives the song forward, which I think suits the theme of this song very well.

Yes, like Camerado.

Right, similar to that. Mark wouldn't go for that kind of drumming if he didn't feel it fit the context. He may be hitting 70, but he's not senile.

Similar?! It's like two songs from two different artists, not even a single microsecond of Camerado is similar to One Song At A Time.

In Camerado we have fast, multi-layered rhythm played softly almost in the background.

In One Song At A Time we have strong, right-at-you-face rock drumbeat which is almost taken from "Song For Sonny Liston", where this kind of groove is very appropriate. I mean this bass-hat-snare-hat pattern. It's like the marriage between Sonny Liston and Laughs and Jokes.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: koobaa on November 11, 2018, 11:23:24 pm
I absolutely love this song! One of his best in years. What I really like about this song is the driving rhythm, yes! I think the drums drive it beautifully from start to finish. Yes, it's different from what we are used to in MK songs but man, it grooves!

J.J. Cale used automatic drum machines all over his songs and it didn't prevent them to become classics. And this one is an instant classic regardless of drumming technique.   
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Robson on November 11, 2018, 11:53:04 pm
"J.J. Cale used automatic drum machines all over his songs and it didn't prevent them to become classics. And this one is an instant classic regardless of drumming technique"

It's true.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: PensaGhost on November 12, 2018, 12:21:30 am
I absolutely love this song! One of his best in years. What I really like about this song is the driving rhythm, yes! I think the drums drive it beautifully from start to finish. Yes, it's different from what we are used to in MK songs but man, it grooves!

J.J. Cale used automatic drum machines all over his songs and it didn't prevent them to become classics. And this one is an instant classic regardless of drumming technique.   

 :thumbsup :thumbsup
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 12, 2018, 08:02:06 pm
'So if you need to reach me
You can leave word at The Pig'

The Pig Hotel, Brockenhurst - New Forest! Just 20 Miles from home for me and 8 Miles from a certain 'East End Arms'!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: dmg on November 12, 2018, 08:57:14 pm
Very lovely building.  Good to put a picture to the name.  :thumbsup
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: hunter on November 12, 2018, 09:03:15 pm
Since this song is so autobiographical, I find "The Pig" reference extremely direct as far as Mark is concerned. I really feel he is inviting us in on this album. Almost as personal as the first DS album.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 12, 2018, 09:07:50 pm
About the drums  .. I wonder if they are so prominent in the mix because of compression on Radio broadcast. Plus you cannot divide the drums from the percussion, they are one and they really do it for me. Can't see why that should be a more stupid drumming than on let's say Heavy Fuel or Imelda or the likes...

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: holaknopfler on November 12, 2018, 09:16:10 pm
About the drums  .. I wonder if they are so prominent in the mix because of compression on Radio broadcast. Plus you cannot divide the drums from the percussion, they are one and they really do it for me. Can't see why that should be a more stupid drumming than on let's say Heavy Fuel or Imelda or the likes...

LE

I just listened through my custom made IEM's and the quality is quite bad. So you can't really tell something about the mix IMHO. There is A LOT of compression so that messes it up completely, of course, what you say is true. I can see it being better when the albums out Friday.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 12, 2018, 09:22:33 pm
Very lovely building.  Good to put a picture to the name.  :thumbsup

It is absolutely stunning, but then Brockenhurst is a beautiful place. The hotel is in a very 'select' area if you know what I mean?!!!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: shangri la 1 on November 13, 2018, 05:06:45 am
Love this song. Strong "feeling" that Mark has reached a crossroad in his professional life?

Agree that the song is a reference to leaving Deptford in the 1st verse and each song he writes takes him further and further away from those times, and down many roads wherever? Still can't put my finger on the meaning behind the reference back to 1879, but the 2nd last verse certainly gives me an impression that he may be feeling like walking away from the present like he did back in the Deptford days.

The mention that he has no wish to stay around "to watch any more poor old fakers trying to dance in his old shoes, as we also saw in TOTT, shows just how deeply his feeling are regarding this "tribute" band thing.

I hope I'm wrong, and I'm sure he'll never completely stop participating in his 3 passions (writing - recording and touring) which have immersed his professional life for the last 40-years.  :'(  The touring is the one that I feel is slipping away.....
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Robson on November 13, 2018, 11:53:07 am
Love this song. Strong "feeling" that Mark has reached a crossroad in his professional life?

Agree that the song is a reference to leaving Deptford in the 1st verse and each song he writes takes him further and further away from those times, and down many roads wherever? Still can't put my finger on the meaning behind the reference back to 1879, but the 2nd last verse certainly gives me an impression that he may be feeling like walking away from the present like he did back in the Deptford days.

The mention that he has no wish to stay around "to watch any more poor old fakers trying to dance in his old shoes, as we also saw in TOTT, shows just how deeply his feeling are regarding this "tribute" band thing.

I hope I'm wrong, and I'm sure he'll never completely stop participating in his 3 passions (writing - recording and touring) which have immersed his professional life for the last 40-years.  :'(  The touring is the one that I feel is slipping away.....

shangri-la 1Very nice written :)
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: jbaent on November 13, 2018, 12:14:51 pm
In a song that talks about going out from Deptford and his years there, I don't get the part of execution dock, which is(was) very far from Deptford, the 1879 reference, I don't get what that has to do with the rest of lyrics and the Deptford and early DS days...
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 13, 2018, 12:25:54 pm
"The times they may have changed, my friend
Some people stay the same"


This to me seems a key. I guess the song is about not respecting his hard songwriter work, to get out there, One Song At A Time, and maybe he makes a connection with slave trade.. this three citys were the biggest slave ports. The manpower of the slaves was sold to get money from the work others did.
It was a dirty business. Maybe he sees his songs as his "Gold" (Pirates come to steal our gold..), as the result of his hard work and now others, call them "three mutineers" come and want to make money with what's his.
Also traitors were hanged in earlier times.


I also see those slave ports as the beginning from music going ober the atlantic. The Blues music started here. Where the Delta meets the Tyne and when the Blues came back from the US to England etc. The transatlantic blues, mentioned in the last verse.

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: hunter on November 13, 2018, 12:27:53 pm
The destiny for mutineers (not companions of honour) was death (stuck in a terminal of tribute to). He specifically says "three mutineers". Alan, Chris and Phil?
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 13, 2018, 12:30:51 pm
There was a famous hanging of three mutineers from the M.S. Bounty at Execution Block but that was in 1792.

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: herlock on November 13, 2018, 01:43:48 pm
I really fell in love with this song. The beauty of it is that it has both then energy to be a great opener and the emotion to be a great closer. Perfect blend between Border and Piper ! :)
I hope we'll see Danny in the live band... Proof that he is not one of those "poor fakers trying to dance in my old shoes" (ouch !).
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 13, 2018, 01:48:25 pm
It's confirmed that he will be in the band.

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Nick14 on November 13, 2018, 04:53:10 pm
This is the best song on the album for me and an MK classic. Up with his best.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: jbaent on November 13, 2018, 04:55:08 pm
This is the best song on the album for me and an MK classic. Up with his best.

I like it very much too, and growing with every listen.

A favourite.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 13, 2018, 10:00:20 pm
Googled a bit about 1879..

From

https://soundofthehound.com/category/history-of-recorded-music/1879/

David E. Hughes was a contemporary of Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell and paddled in the same new technology waters as them. He made significant contributions to radio (he transmitted electromagnetic waves in 1879; 16 years before Marconi but put it to one side in the face of peer scepticism) and telegraph technology (he invented a printing add on that made his fortune).

Hughes also invented the early microphone and in doing so helped set the modern recording industry on it’s way
.

So for MK maybe this year marks the moment when recording and (happy) microphones and therefore songwriting and -recording, making records, came to life?

LE 
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Robson on November 17, 2018, 03:56:08 pm
Number one
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Wailing on November 18, 2018, 04:34:48 am
One of his best. Prefer the early Straits stuff but this one has it all. If this tour is indeed Mark’s swan song I could see this song being an apt choice as a closer. Nail that solo at the end, put down that guitar, give an extended wave, saunter off the stage and let the boys bring it home.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Silvertown on November 18, 2018, 08:36:33 am
What a great song! I have had time to listen the album only two times so far. This is a magnificient song, at the same time happy and a bit sad. Kind of testament from MK.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 18, 2018, 09:37:36 am
In a song that talks about going out from Deptford and his years there, I don't get the part of execution dock, which is(was) very far from Deptford, the 1879 reference, I don't get what that has to do with the rest of lyrics and the Deptford and early DS days...


Execution Dock (Now Wapping) was/is only 4 Miles from Deptford (Via the Thames) so I can see why MK includes this as part of this fantastic song especially as there was so much history associated with this place.
Of interest Deptford is full of historic interest too....
Fantastic song!!!
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 18, 2018, 09:46:34 am
I think this is most probably what MK is thinking about in the lines:

'A grinning mogul greets the crowd
At Execution Dock
All come to see three mutineers
Turned off at twelve o’clock'

An account from The Gentleman's Magazine, dated 4 February 1796, gives a vivid portrayal of a typical execution at London's Execution Dock.

This morning, a little after ten o'clock, Colley, Cole, and Blanche, the three sailors (Mutineers) convicted of the murder of Captain Little, were brought out of Newgate (Prison), and conveyed in solemn procession to Execution Dock, there to receive the punishment awarded by law. On the cart on which they rode was an elevated stage; on this were seated Colley, the principal instigator in the murder, in the middle, and his two wretched instruments, the Spaniard Blanche, and the Mulatto Cole, on each side of him; and behind, on another seat, two executioners.

Colley seemed in a state resembling that of a man stupidly intoxicated, and scarcely awake, and the two discovered little sensibility on this occasion, nor to the last moment of their existence, did they, as we hear, make any confession. They were turned off about a quarter before twelve in the midst of an immense crowd of spectators.

On the way to the place of execution, they were preceded by the Marshall of the Admiralty in his carriage (Smiling Mogul), the Deputy Marshall, bearing the silver oar, and the two City Marshals on horseback, Sheriff's officers, etc. The whole cavalcade was conducted with great solemnity.


The date 1879 is purely to give the listener the view he is thinking of the past and not a significant date with regards Execution dock. Hangings ceased at the dock in 1830....
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 18, 2018, 10:27:21 am
'All the way back to Deptford days
Nights down by The Creek'

A picture of the map showing 'Deptford Creek' in 1746.....
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 18, 2018, 10:42:29 am
There was a famous hanging of three mutineers from the M.S. Bounty at Execution Block but that was in 1792.

LE

The were obviously more and many occasions to hang three mutineers at the same time.

I like your Interpretation but have a problem with you saying

The date 1879 is purely to give the listener the view he is thinking of the past and not a significant date with regards Execution dock. Hangings ceased at the dock in 1830....

as that is EXACTLY what MK would never do and what attracts him so much as a songwriter to me. Always accurate, detailed and assignable. I agree however that he chose a typical hanging scenery with the big immense crowd and so on, that it's exemplaric and that it is not important when that hanging was and who was hanged etc. It's about the spectacle, the crowd coming to see mutineers...

So MK being so accurate, the mentioning of that exact date 1879 must have another reason. Not that I insist on being right but my found from some days ago about the first recording done in that year still circulates in my mind ...

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 18, 2018, 10:48:25 am
There was a famous hanging of three mutineers from the M.S. Bounty at Execution Block but that was in 1792.

LE

The were obviously more and many occasions to hang three mutineers at the same time.

I like your Interpretation but have a problem with you saying

The date 1879 is purely to give the listener the view he is thinking of the past and not a significant date with regards Execution dock. Hangings ceased at the dock in 1830....

as that is EXACTLY what MK would never do and what attracts him so much as a songwriter to me. Always accurate, detailed and assignable. I agree however that he chose a typical hanging scenery with the big immense crowd and so on, that it's exemplaric and that it is not important when that hanging was and who was hanged etc. It's about the spectacle, the crowd coming to see mutineers...

So MK being so accurate, the mentioning of that exact date 1879 must have another reason. Not that I insist on being right but my found from some days ago about the first recording done in that year still circulates in my mind ...

LE

Sorry Chief, but I'm not convinced MK was thinking about any Historic event in 1879, I'm sure it's purely just to literally fit in with the '1979' date of the chorus of course the first recording is a very good call.....
He's pretty damn accurate with what I found this morning with regards the three Mutineers being switched off.....
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 18, 2018, 11:16:08 am
Not convinced yet, I went on researching and found that 1879 was a very interesting year ...

William Denny and Brothers launch the world's first transatlantic steamer to be built of mild steel, the SS Buenos Ayrean, at Dumbarton for Liverpool owners. On 1 December she makes her maiden voyage out of Glasgow for South America.[/i]

So as a foundation and acceletator that new possible traffic connection had to do with the transatlantic blues?

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 18, 2018, 11:26:20 am
Not convinced yet, I went on researching and found that 1879 was a very interesting year ...

William Denny and Brothers launch the world's first transatlantic steamer to be built of mild steel, the SS Buenos Ayrean, at Dumbarton for Liverpool owners. On 1 December she makes her maiden voyage out of Glasgow for South America.[/i]

So as a foundation and acceletator that new possible traffic connection had to do with the transatlantic blues?

LE

Great stuff, keep those 1879 historic dates a coming LE....
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 18, 2018, 11:30:25 am
So here we go, here from Wiki are the complete notable events in the UK in 1879..... :wave


6 June – William Denny and Brothers launch the world's first ocean-going ship to be built of mild steel, the SS Rotomahana, at Dumbarton.
14 June – Sidney Faithorn Green, an Anglican priest in the Church of England, is tried and convicted for using Ritualist practices.
4 July – the Anglo-Zulu War effectively ends with British victory at the Battle of Ulundi.
16 August – Fulham F.C. founded in London as the Fulham St Andrew's Church Sunday School football club.
19 August – the foundation stone of the fourth Eddystone Lighthouse is laid by The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Edinburgh.
September Doncaster Rovers F.C. formed by railway fitter Albert Jenkins.
18 September – Blackpool Illuminations lit for the first time.
2 October – William Denny and Brothers launch the world's first transatlantic steamer to be built of mild steel, the SS Buenos Ayrean, at Dumbarton for Liverpool owners. On 1 December she makes her maiden voyage out of Glasgow for South America.
13 October – first female students admitted to study for degrees of Oxford University, at the new Lady Margaret Hall and Somerville Hall and with the Society of Oxford Home-Students.
17 October – Sunderland A.F.C. is formed as 'Sunderland and District Teachers A.F.C.' in the North East.
27 October – Liverpool Echo newspaper first published.
November–March 1880 – probably the longest ever fog in the city's history engulfs London.
15–23 December – Second Anglo-Afghan War: British victory at the Siege of the Sherpur Cantonment.
28 December – the Tay Bridge Disaster: The central part of the Tay Rail Bridge in Dundee, Scotland collapses in a storm as a train passes over it, killing 78.
30 December – the comic opera The Pirates of Penzance is first presented in Paignton, Devon in a token performance for U.K. copyright reasons; the world première is given the following day in New York City, the only Gilbert and Sullivan work to have its official debut outside England.
1 January to 31 December – the combination of the severest winter since 1814, a late spring, an exceptionally cool summer and a cold dry autumn produces the third-coldest year in the CET series and the coldest since 1740, with an annual mean of 7.44 °C or 45.39 °F
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 18, 2018, 11:32:30 am
Feel uncomfortable with using clear names here, sorry to say. Maybe better back to LE if you don't mind ...

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 18, 2018, 11:35:49 am
Interestingly, I've discovered that a Charles Peace - a notorious criminal was Hung in Armley Prison (Leeds) on the 25th February 1879!!
MK's Leeds connection??

Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 18, 2018, 11:36:40 am
Feel uncomfortable with using clear names here, sorry to say. Maybe better back to LE if you don't mind ...

LE

Ok, Horace.... ::)
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 18, 2018, 11:56:13 am
Feel uncomfortable with using clear names here, sorry to say. Maybe better back to LE if you don't mind ...

LE

Ok, Horace.... ::)

?

Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 18, 2018, 12:12:14 pm
I don't get the horace reference and of course no offence to you as we know each othet but I could show you a list of outrageous mails I got from people last year or so.  Also some seem to recognized me on Guy's forum and have no reservation to insult me the meanest possible way...



Not that this will keep my from writing...  ;D

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: dmg on November 18, 2018, 01:45:00 pm
Not convinced yet, I went on researching and found that 1879 was a very interesting year ...

William Denny and Brothers launch the world's first transatlantic steamer to be built of mild steel, the SS Buenos Ayrean, at Dumbarton for Liverpool owners. On 1 December she makes her maiden voyage out of Glasgow for South America.[/i]

So as a foundation and acceletator that new possible traffic connection had to do with the transatlantic blues?

LE

There's a link there with an old song from an album released in 1979.  From Single Handed Sailor the Cutty Sark was built in Dumbarton too.  She was built in 1869, 10 years earlier.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on November 18, 2018, 02:31:03 pm
I don't get the horace reference and of course no offence to you as we know each othet but I could show you a list of outrageous mails I got from people last year or so.  Also some seem to recognized me on Guy's forum and have no reservation to insult me the meanest possible way...



Not that this will keep my from writing...  ;D

LE

Moving on LE.... You should know me better. Putting your name was a mistake and I apologise... Now lighten up, or heavy up...
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on November 18, 2018, 03:17:52 pm
Quite busy today?

I couldn't be more lightened up thank you.

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Pottel on November 18, 2018, 03:58:15 pm
Feel uncomfortable with using clear names here, sorry to say. Maybe better back to LE if you don't mind ...

LE
Agreed. Changed the post. Everyone, pls stick to the nick names used

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Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Pottel on November 18, 2018, 03:59:37 pm
I don't get the horace reference and of course no offence to you as we know each othet but I could show you a list of outrageous mails I got from people last year or so.  Also some seem to recognized me on Guy's forum and have no reservation to insult me the meanest possible way...


LE

Moving on LE.... You should know me better. Putting your name was a mistake and I apologise... Now lighten up, or heavy up...
He does just that in that post.
But yes, let us move on

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Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: skydiver on November 20, 2018, 08:04:04 am
Just to complement Deptford related Knopfler info in this thread,
David Knopfler also has a song about his "Deptford Days" on his album "Small Mercies":

I guess you knew
The way I feel about you
More than any words can say
Yeah it's true
I never made love with you
But I loved you anyway

 Against the light
 I saw you smiling, laughing
 As you turned to me you waved
 Ooh such a night
 I was never more than happy
 Than to stand and hear you play
 Deptford Days

 And here at last
 I find I really loved you
 So the piper now, he's got to pay
 Don't cling to your past
 Don't build my words around it
 Or forever these feelings will stay

 Against the light
 I saw you smiling, laughing
 I see you turn and walk away
 Ooh such a night
 You seemed more than happy
 Just to stand and hear me play
 Deptford Days

Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Justme on November 27, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
Did anyone notice this reference?

"The Newgate Jig"
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Newgate-Jig-Ann-Featherstone/dp/1848542038/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1543337559&sr=8-2&keywords=Newgate+jig

"A hanging always draws a crowd. But not everyone there has come to jeer at the condemned man. George Kevill's young son Barney is in the front row, and he knows his father is innocent. There are others there who know George is innocent, too - and the men who set him up have every reason to want to silence his boy . . .

Narrowly escaping the clutches of the sinister Nasty Man, young Barney finds sanctuary at the London Aquarium amongst his father's bohemian friends: Bob Chapman, whose performing dogs Brutus and Nero astonish audiences every night, the exquisite doll-lady, Princess Tiny, and her admirer, the giant Herr Swann. Together with Fortinbras Horatio Trimmer, aspiring novelist and meantime author of penny dreadfuls and popular plays, they will protect Barney and seek to uncover the conspiracy behind a dark secret that lies at the heart of the Victorian establishment."

Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: border_reiver on January 29, 2019, 08:46:06 am
Is it just me or is there something with the mix between 0:48 to 0:58?

It gets more crisp and trebly. The shaker gets more pronounced and then back further into the mix.

(or have I just listened to this too much? :))
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on January 30, 2019, 09:17:02 pm
Is it just me or is there something with the mix between 0:48 to 0:58?

It gets more crisp and trebly. The shaker gets more pronounced and then back further into the mix.

(or have I just listened to this too much? :))

No indeed, that part in the tune certainly gets brighter...
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: shangri la 1 on March 24, 2019, 12:01:21 am
VIDEO
Finally had the energy to bring all the parts together (about 130 individual pieces up to the final draft stage) for this wonderful MK composition for our AMIT TV catalogue of video clip 'attempts'.

For the handful of AMITER's who might like a look, we are unable to share, SO PM's are the only way.  ;)

Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Quality shoe on May 22, 2019, 08:31:11 pm
"At the end of the night when our ears are bleeding!" :lol

My ears are bleeding when I hear this "modern" beat. Reminds me the song "Fuh You" by Paul McCartney (yes, he sings "I want to fuh you"). There's a difference between experimenting to get something new and just experimenting for the sake of it. Man how inappropriate this beat is...

As with the organ in Trapper Man, this literally kills the otherwise GREAT song for me. As if some "modern" track is playing in the background.

No, Mark, please leave experiments somewhere else, it's not for you.

Fully agree on the background's organ and beat in OSAAT.
It's funny, almost everyone likes this song, however this is only one song from the album that I listen to a lot, but I can't love. My be later..
But in TM I like everything
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: TRunner22 on May 30, 2019, 03:31:14 am
This song caught my attention when I first heard it in December 2018, and I have spent the last several months searching the web for comments about it.  I think one of the verses refers to the induction of Dire Straits into the Rock Hall of Fame in April, 2018.  The induction ceremony was attended by Dire Straits members John Illsley, Alan Clark and Guy Fletcher.  (Mark Knopfler, David Knopfler and Pick Withers did not attend). When I read the verse of “One Song at a Time” that talks about “three mutineers turned off at twelve o'clock” and “the shyster takes a ringside seat
As they're bringing them from the jail and twenty thousand tickets Sold online on premium sale”....

it kinda looks like the lyrics could refer to the induction ceremony.  I wonder if Mark Knopfler thought the induction was little more than opportunistic show promotion rather than real appreciation of the music of Dire Straits?
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Pottel on May 30, 2019, 03:41:30 am
This song caught my attention when I first heard it in December 2018, and I have spent the last several months searching the web for comments about it.  I think one of the verses refers to the induction of Dire Straits into the Rock Hall of Fame in April, 2018.  The induction ceremony was attended by Dire Straits members John Illsley, Alan Clark and Guy Fletcher.  (Mark Knopfler, David Knopfler and Pick Withers did not attend). When I read the verse of “One Song at a Time” that talks about “three mutineers turned off at twelve o'clock” and “the shyster takes a ringside seat
As they're bringing them from the jail and twenty thousand tickets Sold online on premium sale”....

it kinda looks like the lyrics could refer to the induction ceremony.  I wonder if Mark Knopfler thought the induction was little more than opportunistic show promotion rather than real appreciation of the music of Dire Straits?
Not with guy and John being there

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Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: goon525 on May 30, 2019, 10:02:42 am
I’m afraid I don’t buy that interpretation either. MK seems to have a bit of a thing about executions - there’s very similar imagery in Madame Geneva and one or two other songs which just aren’t coming to mind. I do accept it’s hard to make sense of the meaning of OSAAT, but I don’t think you’ve quite got it.
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Love Expresso on May 30, 2019, 07:11:55 pm
Read this thread completely, many good thoughts about the lyrics.

LE
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: TRunner22 on June 02, 2019, 07:38:16 pm
To be sure, I’m not 100% certain about my own interpretation either, but here are some supporting thoughts:

- I read about one article which said that “Trapper Man” was about the music industry. https://www.songfacts.com/facts/mark-knopfler/trapper-man. Clearly he doesn’t like being told what to do.

- Whoever was working with MK regarding arrangements for the Rock Hall ceremony apparently was trying to control every aspect of the trip, press coverage, etc. to the point that MK just decided he would not attend.

- The reference in “One Song at a Time” to online ticket sales for the execution  - possible reference to the induction concert.

- The reference in “One Song at a Time” to the year 1979 in one verse and 1879 at the same point in the next verse.   He could be saying that the Dire Straits days were a long time ago (39 years ago when he wrote OSAAT) and it may as well be 139 years ago.  In other words, he’s moved on and doesn’t feel the need for too much hype around the induction.

I don’t think MK meant to belittle the honor of being in the Rock Hall of Fame. He has said that he considers it an honor, in fact.  But he probably had issues with the people who put together the induction ceremony and how they handled it.   
Title: Re: (10) One Song at a Time
Post by: Knopflerfan on June 03, 2019, 10:33:10 am
To be sure, I’m not 100% certain about my own interpretation either, but here are some supporting thoughts:

- I read about one article which said that “Trapper Man” was about the music industry. https://www.songfacts.com/facts/mark-knopfler/trapper-man. Clearly he doesn’t like being told what to do.

- Whoever was working with MK regarding arrangements for the Rock Hall ceremony apparently was trying to control every aspect of the trip, press coverage, etc. to the point that MK just decided he would not attend.

- The reference in “One Song at a Time” to online ticket sales for the execution  - possible reference to the induction concert.

- The reference in “One Song at a Time” to the year 1979 in one verse and 1879 at the same point in the next verse.   He could be saying that the Dire Straits days were a long time ago (39 years ago when he wrote OSAAT) and it may as well be 139 years ago.  In other words, he’s moved on and doesn’t feel the need for too much hype around the induction.

I don’t think MK meant to belittle the honor of being in the Rock Hall of Fame. He has said that he considers it an honor, in fact.  But he probably had issues with the people who put together the induction ceremony and how they handled it.

Like your ideas, but as discussed previously when he sings '1879' we feel its just literally a 100 years before and it fits in with the tune. We have  researched various hangings at 'Execution dock' (Wapping, London) etc but these did not occur in 1879 but years before...