Mark Knopfler Tracker [Limited Edition Box Set] (CD + 2-LP + DVD)

Tracker [Limited Edition Box Set] (CD + 2-LP +
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Format:  CD  (4 Discs)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: May 12, 2015
  • Originally Released: 2015
  • Label: Verve

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Laughs and Jokes and Smokes and Drinks
  • 2.Basil
  • 3.River Towns
  • 4.Skydiver
  • 5.Mighty Man
  • 6.Broken Bones

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Long Cool Girl
  • 2.Lights of Taormina
  • 3.Silver Eagle
  • 4.Beryl
  • 5.Wherever I Go

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Laughs and Jokes and Smokes and Drinks
  • 2.Basil
  • 3.River Towns
  • 4.Skydiver
  • 5.Mighty Man
  • 6.Broken Bones
  • 7.Long Cool Girl
  • 8.Lights of Taormina
  • 9.Silver Eagle
  • 10.Beryl
  • 11.Wherever I Go

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.38 Special
  • 2.My Heart Has Never Changed
  • 3.Terminal of Tribute To
  • 4.Heart of Oak
  • 5.Oklahoma Ponies*
  • 6.Time Will End All Sorrow*

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Tracker - A Film By Henrik Hansen (Documentary)
  • 2.Tracker (Interview)
  • 3.Menu / Mark Knopfler / Tracker

Product Description:

Personnel: Mark Knopfler (guitar); John McCusker (cittern, fiddle); Mike McGoldrick (wooden flute, whistle); Guy Fletcher (keyboards); Glenn Worf (upright bass, electric bass); Ian Thomas (drums).
Photographers: Brendan King ; Henrik Hansen; Steve Pyke; Guy Fletcher ; George Bray; Peter Blake; Art Turner.
Scaled smaller than 2012's double-album Privateering, Tracker also feels suitably subtle, easing its way into being instead of announcing itself with a thunder. Such understatement is typical of Mark Knopfler, particularly in the third act of his career. When he left Dire Straits behind, he also left behind any semblance of playing for the cheap seats in an arena, but Tracker feels quieter than his new millennial norm. Some of this is due to the undercurrent of reflection tugging at the record's momentum. Knopfler isn't pining for the past but he is looking back, sometimes wistfully, sometimes with a resigned smile, and he appropriately draws upon sounds that he's long loved. Usually, this means some variation of pub rock -- the languid ballad "River Towns," the lazy shuffle "Skydiver," the two-chord groove of "Broken Bones" -- but this is merely the foundation from which Knopfler threads in a fair amount of olde British folk and other roots digressions. This delicate melancholy complements echoes of older Knopfler songs -- significant stretches of the record are reminiscent of the moodier aspects of Brothers in Arms, while "Beryl" has just a bit of the "Sultans of Swing" bounce -- and this skillful interweaving of Knopfler's personal past helps give Tracker a nicely gentle resonance. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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  • Sales Rank: 103,484
  • UPC: 602547169839
  • Shipping Weight: 3.80/lbs (approx)
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