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Dire Straits- Communique 45th Anniversary- Mark Knopfler

Dire Straits' under-rated second release “Communique” with my interview with Mark Knopfler In the Studio.

Mark Knopfler- Once Upon a Time in the West- Dallas 9-8-19

To herald the upcoming forty-fifth anniversary of the sublime but overlooked second Dire Straits album, here is a tasty live performance by Mark Knopfler in Dallas/Ft. Worth of a song from it, "Once Upon a Time in the West", which would surface on the second Dire Straits album, "Communique".
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Dire Straits- Mark Knopfler

As Mark Knopfler continues to make new music such as "Deep River", we are thrilled to have him as our guest here In the Studio to share the Dire Straits story of how it all started. 

Mark Knopfler- Kill to Get Crimson

Mark Knopfler's fifth solo album, "Kill to Get Crimson", released in September 2007, has a distinctive late Fifties Post War perspective,"...but it's not nostalgia. It's something else," Mark insists.
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Dire Straits- Making Movies- Mark Knopfler

In 1980 for their third album "Making Movies", Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits' easily least melancholy, most upbeat batch of songs, Mark Knopfler joins me here In the Studio  for the tales behind "Expresso Love","Skateaway" "Solid Rock", the epic "Tunnel of Love", and  "Romeo and Juliet".

Mark Knopfler- Romeo and Juliet- Grand Prairie TX 9-8-19

Mark Knopfler live in suburban Dallas/Ft.Worth 2019 performing “Romeo and Juliet”
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Dire Straits- Brothers in Arms- Mark Knopfler

"It's like someone pulling at a thread, unraveling your sweater, except the sweater is you, " former Dire Straits bandleader Mark Knopfler tries to explain the phenomenon of "Brothers in Arms"  and modern super-celebrity here In the Studio in this classic rock interview. "I recommend success to anybody. I can't think of anything good about fame. If you can, let me know."

Mark Knopfler- Money for Nothing- Dallas Ft Worth 9-8-19

Mark Knopfler the quiet-spoken Englishman from his performance in September 2019 in Grand Prairie TX taking his big band through their paces on the showstopper "Money for Nothing"
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Dire Straits- Best pt 2- Mark Knopfler

When the song "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits became a worldwide hit in Summer 1985, the album Brothers in Arms spent a stunning nine weeks as the #1-seller in the US in 1985, eventually selling a staggering 26,000,000  copies worldwide. This kind of celebrity could not have happened to a more reluctant rock star than Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler, and trust me, there is absolutely no way to prepare for what comes next.