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Mark Knopfler Discussion Forum / Re: Favourite Calling Elvis version?
« Last post by herlock on Today at 12:01:30 AM »
1996 versions never really appealed to me. Too "clumsy" compared to 92..

well it's a matter of taste.
I find the 91-92 versions too much "clean" and "demonstrative" (I don't like this era when Mark tried to show his "rockish-guitar-hero" side, you know the "hey look how I can play fast if I want" thing)
while the 96 versions sounds more "vintage", "rough" and "authentic" to me

I also like the NHB and 2001 versions....
Yeah, I see what you mean, a lot of show-off in 92. As if Markcwas si bored that he needed to compensate with skill demonstrations... TR is a good example of that: the end solo is out of the world, very fast and impressive, but does not fit the song. And the rest of it (no intro, abuse of sax and pedal steel, lifeless vocals) is atrocious. In 96/01/05 Mark returned to the essence of the song...
But for CE if strangely feel the opposite - that the change of key on 97 is a kind of show-off and that the rest is lifeless :) oh well...
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Mark Knopfler Discussion Forum / Re: MK and DS pictures
« Last post by zuzka on August 22, 2017, 10:10:23 PM »
 :)
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New Investigations / Re: Speculations about the MK secret project
« Last post by JF on August 22, 2017, 09:55:03 PM »
This was also one of the things that stuck in my mind about this concert.   I remember MK talking about the melody and I just wanted to crawl under my seat - it was so cringeworthy!   It reminded me of being at school and the parts of a piece of music being explained to me, part by part, when all I wanted was to sit back and listen to the music without any interruptions!

all tastes are in the nature ! I like when music is "explained".  ;D
But I see your point, and I also like just listen to music without explanations  ;D
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Mark Knopfler Discussion Forum / Re: Favourite Calling Elvis version?
« Last post by JF on August 22, 2017, 09:51:35 PM »
1996 versions never really appealed to me. Too "clumsy" compared to 92..

well it's a matter of taste.
I find the 91-92 versions too much "clean" and "demonstrative" (I don't like this era when Mark tried to show his "rockish-guitar-hero" side, you know the "hey look how I can play fast if I want" thing)
while the 96 versions sounds more "vintage", "rough" and "authentic" to me

I also like the NHB and 2001 versions....
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Mark Knopfler Discussion Forum / Re: Favourite Calling Elvis version?
« Last post by herlock on August 22, 2017, 06:54:29 PM »
On the night, 1992 for me.
Although I usually hate Paul Franklin's abuse of pedal steel on this tour (TR ! Atrocious ! In that case 96 versions are way better), in the case of CE it brought a lot of texture to it.
And the guitar solos were so smooth and impressive.
1996 versions never really appealed to me. Too "clumsy" compared to 92..
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New Investigations / Re: Speculations about the MK secret project
« Last post by Love Expresso on August 22, 2017, 06:33:20 PM »
What also was a reason for my pretty bad mood afterwards was that the Hamburg show was shortened by two songs because of curfew reasons.. StP and PW were kicked out... it turned out to be the shortest show of the complete tour.
But to be fair when I listened to the radio broadcast recording weeks later, I still found the first half terrible but from Bonaparte on it was pretty good.

LE
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New Investigations / Re: Speculations about the MK secret project
« Last post by Love Expresso on August 22, 2017, 06:26:09 PM »
 :lol

LE
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New Investigations / Re: Speculations about the MK secret project
« Last post by superval99 on August 22, 2017, 05:48:44 PM »


- WII : I like the Loch Ommond intro, and mark explaining the similarities in the melody


This was also one of the things that stuck in my mind about this concert.   I remember MK talking about the melody and I just wanted to crawl under my seat - it was so cringeworthy!   It reminded me of being at school and the parts of a piece of music being explained to me, part by part, when all I wanted was to sit back and listen to the music without any interruptions!
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New Investigations / Re: Speculations about the MK secret project
« Last post by superval99 on August 22, 2017, 04:21:12 PM »
I remember What It Is just not working, sounding terrible.. 2001 was the first time Sultans was covered over with a lot of heavy mistakes and greenies.. really the butchering of Sultans started in that year... great was Junkie Doll... I liked the acoustic guitar changing "game" on Speedway, but they never really nailed the song.. I remember Chad being far too loud at the two shows I attended. I
After Hamburg 2001 it was the first time I got home totally underwhelmed. 2005 was much better in every aspect apart from Mark wearing glasses..  ;)

LE

I was so upset after my RAH concert that I really thought I wasn't an MK fan anymore.  Nothing sounded right and Mike Henderson's loud guitar was really the last straw.  I came home totally depressed and I didn't even listen to any of my MK music for weeks afterwards.   Obviously I did get over this disappointment eventually, though!   :)
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New Investigations / Re: Speculations about the MK secret project
« Last post by JF on August 22, 2017, 04:06:34 PM »
I like the 2001 tour

- the return of the original 61 strat
- Wag the dog, junkie doll, pyroman,
- Baloney again  : greatMike hendreson solo
- Walk of life : great fun with harmonica and slide guitar
- Speedway : I like the build on an dthe sound of 3 guitars, and that lick that Richard never played again on next tours
- Money for nothing : great great great intro
- WII : I like the Loch Ommond intro, and mark explaining the similarities in the melody
- great guests on the tour : Taylor, Raitt, Browne...
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