Kill To Get Crimson - Mark Knopfler

PUBLISHED: 13:48 04 October 2007 | UPDATED: 15:16 12 May 2010

Kill To Get Crimson - Mark Knopfler

Kill To Get Crimson - Mark Knopfler

THE man they call the voice and guitar of Dire Straits is back with a new solo album. But Mark Knopfler s ­latest record is quite a long way from his work with his old band. That s not to say it isn t good. Knopfler s amiable growl is as instantly ­reco

THE man they call the voice and guitar of Dire Straits is back with a new solo album.

But Mark Knopfler's ­latest record is quite a long way from his work with his old band.

That's not to say it isn't good.

Knopfler's amiable growl is as instantly ­recognisable as ever, and his guitar work is still excellent.

The songs might be regarded as fairly low-key, and need a few listens to sink in, but the effort is worthwhile.

Knopfler has clearly spent a lot of time on his lyrics, and his love of folk, country, and blues is evident, a path he has ­followed over his previous solo albums.

This is the work of a mature artist, a superb musician, who still has plenty to offer.

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