Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Mark Knopfler
"Sailing to Philadelphia" (CD)

Part of me wants to believe that I'm just not quite old enough to really appreciate Mr. Knopfler.
I enjoy his work with Dire Straits.  I enjoy his dulcet baritone.  I enjoy his guitar pickin'.

Part of me just can't help but feel that this album (released in 2000) is a very mature collection of songs by a veteran songwriter/performer that no longer feels the need to write songs that anyone else will like. This works in my favor half the time.  The other, half I'm quite bored.

There are guest vocals by the likes of James Taylor and Van Morrison, but really I just want to get to the closing track, "Sands of Nevada."

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