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Author Topic: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel  (Read 47285 times)

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Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
« Reply #255 on: September 08, 2021, 02:31:14 pm »
Have to admit this part always makes me smile:

Now I wish you sunny skies
And happiness wherever you may go
But you got to realise
There'll be wind, there'll be rain
And occasional snow


For me this song is not really about shoes but about life itself. It mentions many situation of life that anyone would live, and our attitude about all those situations, and that part, "You got to realise there'll be wind, rain and occasional snow" is a clear reflect of some of the difficulties life have for you.

Oh yes! I think that's the main topic of The Ragpicker's Dream album, I like how Mark reflects on life itself and especially the working class there. It's astonishing to me how underrated his music is, but maybe, many years from now, it will get the attention it deserves. From the cover picture to every song, it's an absolute classic.

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Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
« Reply #256 on: September 08, 2021, 04:05:10 pm »
Yes, it's about not being home in a way. The closest to a concept album from MK as it could get. Every song is about not being home, being away, wanting to get home, and the dream iin the title is exactly that.. Home.

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Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
« Reply #257 on: September 08, 2021, 04:49:54 pm »
Yes, it's about not being home in a way. The closest to a concept album from MK as it could get. Every song is about not being home, being away, wanting to get home, and the dream iin the title is exactly that.. Home.

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He used to say that KTGC was also thematic about old England, I remember he used to mention a certain decade but can't remember which one.
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Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
« Reply #258 on: September 08, 2021, 05:32:56 pm »
He talked about times of war (Let It All Go) and much earlier (Madame Geneva's)
"My first guitar had to be red...

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« Reply #259 on: September 08, 2021, 06:48:03 pm »
Yes, it's about not being home in a way. The closest to a concept album from MK as it could get. Every song is about not being home, being away, wanting to get home, and the dream iin the title is exactly that.. Home.

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He used to say that KTGC was also thematic about old England, I remember he used to mention a certain decade but can't remember which one.

The 1950s
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Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
« Reply #260 on: September 08, 2021, 07:51:45 pm »
12th - 18th century
The 1930s
The 1950s

:)
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« Reply #261 on: September 09, 2021, 09:30:26 am »
12th - 18th century
The 1930s
The 1950s

:)

Yes indeed, MK has covered many aspects of ye Olde England....
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« Reply #262 on: September 09, 2021, 09:52:53 am »
I always thought it's a great song, not only by the classic rock mood it has but also because of the lyrics, so funny...

I think it's really one of MK's finest tunes, agree with amazing funny lyrics - so underrated......
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Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
« Reply #263 on: September 09, 2021, 09:58:05 am »
12th - 18th century
The 1930s
The 1950s

:)

With regards KTGC, I'd also say the 1960's with the Shadows and especially Hanks 'Strat' sound which by the early 60's had that well known sound to it which MK liked and is evident on this album!!
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Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
« Reply #264 on: September 09, 2021, 10:36:34 am »
12th - 18th century
The 1930s
The 1950s

:)

With regards KTGC, I'd also say the 1960's with the Shadows and especially Hanks 'Strat' sound which by the early 60's had that well known sound to it which MK liked and is evident on this album!!

Oh yeah! As I calculated earlier, half of the album was played with a pick, and half of the album is waltzes. Such experimantal album!

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Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
« Reply #265 on: September 09, 2021, 10:40:51 am »
KTGC has gone from being one of my least liked albums to being amongst my favourites.   Such a beautiful album!   :)
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Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
« Reply #266 on: September 09, 2021, 11:02:22 am »
KTGC has gone from being one of my least liked albums to being amongst my favourites.   Such a beautiful album!   :)

Same with me here. It has grown on me year by year.
Maybe it has something to do with getting older  ;)
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« Reply #267 on: September 09, 2021, 11:12:30 am »
KTGC has gone from being one of my least liked albums to being amongst my favourites.   Such a beautiful album!   :)


Maybe it has something to do with getting older  ;)

Could be.  The lyrics of "We Can Get Wild" especially remind me of the 50s - Bert Weedon's "Play in a Day", the DA haircut and also "this rocking cat" which would be Elvis, I presume.   
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Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
« Reply #268 on: September 09, 2021, 11:42:19 am »
12th - 18th century
The 1930s
The 1950s

:)

With regards KTGC, I'd also say the 1960's with the Shadows and especially Hanks 'Strat' sound which by the early 60's had that well known sound to it which MK liked and is evident on this album!!

That's true. A good example is the song We Can Get Wild.

"We'll be on our own Billy Fury on the gramophone...

Billy Fury recorded in the 1960s
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Re: The Mark Knopfler Songbook — Featured on MK's official YouTube channel
« Reply #269 on: September 09, 2021, 01:03:48 pm »
12th - 18th century
The 1930s
The 1950s

:)

With regards KTGC, I'd also say the 1960's with the Shadows and especially Hanks 'Strat' sound which by the early 60's had that well known sound to it which MK liked and is evident on this album!!

Oh yeah! As I calculated earlier, half of the album was played with a pick, and half of the album is waltzes. Such experimantal album!

Probably more of a homage to Hank with both the pick and sound.....
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