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coin français (the french corner) / Re: Un Podcast sur la carrière solo de Mark Knopfler
« Last post by JF on February 25, 2024, 10:12:09 AM »
L’épisode 40 du Juke Box du Delta Man "Les 2 vies de Mark Knopfler" est disponible à l'écoute exclusivement aujourd'hui sur la plateforme #Soundcloud
Il sera disponible sur toutes les autres plateformes dès demain lundi 26/02.
J'ai l'honneur d'y être interviewé en fin d'émission
👇👇👇
https://soundcloud.com/user-837702037/episode-40-les-2-vies-de-mark-knopfler
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Mark Knopfler Discussion Forum / Re: French podcast about MK' solo career
« Last post by JF on February 25, 2024, 10:11:50 AM »
L’épisode 40 du Juke Box du Delta Man "Les 2 vies de Mark Knopfler" est disponible à l'écoute exclusivement aujourd'hui sur la plateforme #Soundcloud
Il sera disponible sur toutes les autres plateformes dès demain lundi 26/02.
J'ai l'honneur d'y être interviewé en fin d'émission
👇👇👇
https://soundcloud.com/user-837702037/episode-40-les-2-vies-de-mark-knopfler
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One Deep River / The Boy / Re: (8) Watch me gone
« Last post by quizzaciously on February 25, 2024, 09:47:58 AM »
Haha, I would say that MK is one of the most successfull persons in the music business ever. One may not like his choices, but I think they are choices, not missed opportunities. (And with every choice comes new opportunities and indefinite missed opportunities, of course.) I don’t see him as a victim of GF, BG studios or his own personality either, but one with intergrity not trying to copy other’s paths. And as I said, extremely successfull, both business wise and, I guess, as a person. Do I like all his choices? Not at all. Do I find extremely slow music a bit boring. Yes, I do. Am I a bit tired of MK making the Privateering record over and over again? Absolutely. Does he still inspire me? Yes, oddly enough.

Well said! Of course, Mark inspires us, he's terribly efficient at it. We all oddly love MK because he's so unique, not despite this. And no matter what he does, he does it with class and success. Which is a bummer if you think about it. If everything he does is cool, one can lament over things he's never done. By missed opportunities, I meant I just don't understand what he gained from having his studio and a band that's more consistent than Dire Straits ever were.

With a studio, he apparently gained the ability to record music as technically perfectly as possible and a place to record his interviews. That's it. Even his British Grove Broadcast radio show lasted only for 24 episodes and went into obscurity. But the guy seemingly lives in his studio, right? And yet, no live albums, no change in the number of albums, their quantity and diversity. He recorded the same amount of albums if he never had BG in the first place.

With this band, he gained the ability to record songs at the speed of light and perform anything anywhere. But all he does with this spectacular band is give them the same set of songs year after year. And no live album to marvel at their art save for the 2006 DVD, a few miscellaneous recordings, and a whole bunch of questionable-quality concert recordings which are supposed to replace live albums. I just sometimes don't get it.
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One Deep River / The Boy / Re: (8) Watch me gone
« Last post by Mossguitar on February 25, 2024, 07:41:48 AM »
Haha, I would say that MK is one of the most successfull persons in the music business ever. One may not like his choices, but I think they are choices, not missed opportunities. (And with every choice comes new opportunities and indefinite missed opportunities, of course.) I don’t see him as a victim of GF, BG studios or his own personality either, but one with intergrity not trying to copy other’s paths. And as I said, extremely successfull, both business wise and, I guess, as a person. Do I like all his choices? Not at all. Do I find extremely slow music a bit boring. Yes, I do. Am I a bit tired of MK making the Privateering record over and over again? Absolutely. Does he still inspire me? Yes, oddly enough.
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One Deep River / The Boy / Re: (8) Watch me gone
« Last post by quizzaciously on February 25, 2024, 01:20:02 AM »
Mark built his own studio and now Malibu? I understand that not everyone likes the sound, production, etc., but dreams also have their limits  :)

I don't see the problem here. The studio is just another instrument just like a guitar. It's a tool to express your creative ambitions, it's not a temple you've built to worship your music. The fact you have a studio doesn't make you restricted from entering other studios. Besides, nobody cares where the album is recorded, I doubt any normal fans are even aware Mark has his studio. But the studio has an enormous effect on the music. Location, rooms, crew, equipment... It's like "Going Home" on acoustic guitar, on a Les Paul or a Strat — they all may have 6 strings and the same tuning. But boy they surely sound different!

A producer is also an instrument. You use his creative force in conjunction with yours and amplify or decrease your ambitions. I'm not saying Mark must drop everything and close BG, what I'm saying is — there's a clear pattern here in the discussion of people getting bored with "the formula", that's all. And probably rightfully so. We just wish some things were changed at some point, however, Mark is focused on being as predictable as humanly possible.

All he could've done (Live at BG album, any live album, acoustic album, blues album, country album, experimental album) was exchanged for a seemingly copy-and-paste routine of recording albums with all the usual suspects and copy-and-paste tours. MK ought to be one of the greatest examples of wasted opportunities in music history. The setlist drama, the absence of live albums drama, the similarity of albums and tours drama, Guy's takeover drama — so many things to worry about in MK's world.
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Mark Knopfler Discussion Forum / Re: Guitars still owned by Mark
« Last post by JF on February 25, 2024, 01:04:05 AM »
I hadn’t realised until very recently that Mark actually replaced the MK1 with the MK2 as early as during the Golden Heart tour. This is a bit nerdy I admit but I’m now trying to figure out which Pensa Mark was playing on Romeo, Sultans and Telegraph at the June 10th Copenhagen gig - my personal favourite recording from that tour. I had always assumed that I was hearing the MK1. From checking some YouTube videos it would seem that he was still using the MK1 at the start of June in Rotterdam but by the Stockholm gig on 12th June he had changed to the MK2. So that would mean that Copenhagen would be either one of the last known appearances of the MK1 or one of the first appearances of the MK2.

I really must know these important things!

This is definitely tier 5 MK iceberg content  ;D

I know. This is weapons-grade Knopflering!

I was there in Copenhagen back in -96. It was the MK1

in lyon on july 9th, it was the MK1 on SOS and TR
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One Deep River / The Boy / Re: New Album - One Deep River
« Last post by quizzaciously on February 25, 2024, 01:03:10 AM »
Apparantly Guy decided which tracks are bonus or boxset songs...
Or maybe he decided the whole order, a little language barrier mixed with a short answer from Guy to an extensive question.

I am surprised. Mark always decided which songs would be bonus tracks. If I understand correctly the bonus tracks are Guy's choice:
   
The Living End
Fat chance Dupree
Along the foreign coast
What I'll need
Nothing but rain

Or from vinyl?

Dolly the Salesman
Your leading man
Wrong 'un
Chess

I remember I was laughing back when Tracker or Down The Road was released, with this momentum going soon we'll see Guy sharing a writing credit with Mark on one of the songs on the next album. It's unbelievable how much power is in GF's hands now, even selecting the tracks and all. A joint credit is not too far-fetched at all. More tape, more tape, hail the tape!
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One Deep River / The Boy / Re: (8) Watch me gone
« Last post by quizzaciously on February 25, 2024, 12:39:10 AM »
Mark built his own studio and now Malibu? I understand that not everyone likes the sound, production, etc., but dreams also have their limits  :)

I don't see the problem here. The studio is just another instrument just like a guitar. It's a tool to express your creative ambitions, it's not a temple you've built to worship your music. The fact you have a studio doesn't make you restricted from entering other studios. Besides, nobody cares where the album is recorded, I doubt any normal fans are even aware Mark has his studio. But the studio has an enormous effect on the music. Location, rooms, crew, equipment... It's like "Going Home" on acoustic guitar, on a Les Paul or a Strat — they all may have 6 strings and the same tuning. But boy they surely sound different!
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Mark Knopfler Discussion Forum / Re: Guitars still owned by Mark
« Last post by border_reiver on February 24, 2024, 11:23:35 PM »
I hadn’t realised until very recently that Mark actually replaced the MK1 with the MK2 as early as during the Golden Heart tour. This is a bit nerdy I admit but I’m now trying to figure out which Pensa Mark was playing on Romeo, Sultans and Telegraph at the June 10th Copenhagen gig - my personal favourite recording from that tour. I had always assumed that I was hearing the MK1. From checking some YouTube videos it would seem that he was still using the MK1 at the start of June in Rotterdam but by the Stockholm gig on 12th June he had changed to the MK2. So that would mean that Copenhagen would be either one of the last known appearances of the MK1 or one of the first appearances of the MK2.

I really must know these important things!

This is definitely tier 5 MK iceberg content  ;D

I know. This is weapons-grade Knopflering!

I was there in Copenhagen back in -96. It was the MK1
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One Deep River / The Boy / Re: (8) Watch me gone
« Last post by Robson on February 24, 2024, 11:22:59 PM »
Mark built his own studio and now Malibu? I understand that not everyone likes the sound, production, etc., but dreams also have their limits  :)
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