Mark Knopfler: the dive

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Discover “Ahead Of The Game”, the new single from Mark Knopfler, which at the same time announces the release of a new solo album.

Mark Knopfler is back with a new single in which he maintains his characteristic guitar playing. In this piece, he flirts with autobiography by telling the story of an individual who struggles to find a place in the music industry. Entitled “Ahead Of The Game”, it is available via the player below:

This title is the first extract from One Deep Rivera record which marks the return of the ex-guitarist and singer of The Dire Straits after six years without a studio album. “Crossing the Tyne never leaves your mind” explains the musician. “That’s what the young people did at the start and that feeling is the same every time it happens. Whether you are leaving or returning, it takes you back to your childhood. His power never leaves you. »

This album will be released on April 12. It was recorded with Jim Cox and Guy Fletcher on keyboards, Flenn Worf on bass, Ian Thomas on drums and Danny Cummings on percussion. Also invited to assist are Richard Bennett on guitar, Greg Leisz on lap steel, Mike McGoldrick on Irish bagpipes, John McCusker on fiddle, and Emma and Tamson Topolski on backing vocals.

Go back to his previous album, Down The Road Whereverwith the interview that Mark Knopfler gave to the editorial staff.


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