Mark Knopfler DVD - A Night In London

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  1. Paul Boyle

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    This concert was filmed in 1996 and contains most of MK's CD "Golden Heart" with smatterings of Dire Straits and his older solo works including Cal & Local Hero
    I believe the concert has been available on VHS previously and I suspect is just a transfer of the VHS to DVD - That said although the DVD is Dolby Digital 2.0 only [no 5.1 of any flavour I'm afraid] the sound is pretty good - The picture is 4x3 full screen which is also a bit of a shame [I'd certainly have preferred 16/9] but it's crystal clear as you would expect from DVD
    The concert itself is excellent with MK on great form - His band includes usual stalwarts like Guy Fletcher & Paul Franklin along with a few "special guests" like Jools Holland & a fantastic guitar player called Sonny Landreth - MK uses a string quartet on quite a few tracks and a stellar selection of traditional Irish musicians on the many gaelic orientated tracks - the final "jam" on Gravy Train with Sonny Landreth is the highlight in my opinion ...
    Track Listing:
    Darling Pretty
    Walk Of Life
    Imelda
    Father & Son
    Golden Heart
    Rudiger
    Cannibals
    Je Suis Desole
    Last Exit To Brooklyn
    Romeo & Juliette
    Done With Bonaparte
    A Night In Summer Long Ago
    Brothers In Arms
    Going Home
    Are We In Trouble Now
    Gravy Train
     
  2. Justin Lane

    Justin Lane Cinematographer

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    Thanks for the review Paul. I will keep my eyes open for this disc as I am big Knopfler fan.

     
  3. John Watson

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    I remember someone last Fall saying a DVD would be coming, and I guess this is it.

    The Walk of Life... Great news!
     
  4. Anthony Connor

    Anthony Connor Stunt Coordinator

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    I like knofler as well. I just bought the CD The Ragpicker's Dress last month.

    Thanks for the review.

    AXE
     
  5. Paul Boyle

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    Thanks Justin - Re the Sonny Landreth albums you mentioned is Knopfler on any of them ? During the concert he mentions Landreth playing on his album & that he played on his [sure enough Landreth is on Golden Heart]
    Listened to the whole DVD again last night [​IMG]
     
  6. Andrew Pratt

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    Cool I'll have to look for this one.
     
  7. Greg_C_T

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    Wow, I didn't know this was coming out! I love Golden Heart, and am happy to see a DVD from that release. Thanks for the scoop, Paul!
     

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