British singer/songwriter, Mark Knopfler, has conducted a track-by-track discussion of the songs on his upcoming eighth studio album, 'Tracker', which is set to be released on 16th March 2015, and what they mean to him.
The guitarist and songwriter talks about the main themes of his March 2015 release.
Former Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler is set to unveil his eighth solo album 'Tracker' this Spring through Mercury records, to be followed by an extensive Europe and North American tour in later months. In a short documentary, he opened up about the album's central themes.
Mark Knopfler returns with a new solo album
It's been 24 years since the last Dire Straits studio album, 'On Every Street', was released, and since then Mark Knopfler has released seven solo albums (not including soundtracks) of his own, the last of which was 2012's 'Privateering'. Now having completed his next venture, 'Tracker', he reflects on the concept of time; a theme which he drew upon regularly while compiling the tracklist.
Mark Knopfler's now produced more studio albums as a solo artist, than he did with the band that he will forever be remembered for, Dire Straits. Discounting various soundtracks and side projects, his seventh solo outing Privateering is an ambitious double record that continues his latter day purple patch. Equal helpings of Celtic inspired folk, traditional blues, country, and that Geordie sense of humour, make the 20 tracks here less of a marathon, and more a stroll down memory lane.
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Date of birth
12th August, 1949