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Learn more about Private Investigations: The Very Best of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler:

Format: CD
Sku: 201994947
UPC: 093624989127
UPC 14: 00093624989127
Release Date: 11/8/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Telegraph Road ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
2. Sultans Of Swing ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
3. Love Over Gold ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
4. Romeo & Juliet ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
5. Tunnel Of Love ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
6. Skateaway ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
7. Private Investigations - (album version) ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
8. So Far Away - (full version) ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
9. Money For Nothing - (album version) ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
10. Walk Of Life ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
11. Your Latest Trick - (edit) ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Calling Elvis - (album version) ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
2. On Every Street - (album version) ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
3. Going Home (Theme from The Local Hero) ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
4. Long Road, The (Theme from Cal) ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
5. Why Aye Man ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
6. Sailing To Philadelphia ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
7. What It Is ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
8. Trawlerman's Song, The ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
9. Boom, Like That ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
10. Brothers In Arms - (album version) ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
11. All The Roadrunning ~ Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Dire Straits; Emmylou Harris, Mark Knopfler.
Muze PNote Since the 1970s Mark Knopfler has been carving out a niche for himself as a distinctive and much-admired songwriter and guitarist, first with his band Dire Straits and later as a solo artist. This 2-disc set collects many of the highlights from both phases of Knopfler's career.
Muze PNote With a deft, fingerpicking style that references bluegrass, jazz, blues, and rock, Knopfler's guitar playing sounds like no one else's. And his literate, evocative pop songs and understated, Dylan-esque vocal delivery are by no means run of the mill either. Nestled between his best-known tunes ("Sultans of Swing;" "Money for Nothing"), are gems like the grooving "Skateaway," the jazzy, minor-key "Your Latest Trick," and the instrumental "Going Home." While PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS is not comprehensive in terms of either the Dire Straits catalogue or its leader's solo output, it is an excellent sampler of Knopfler's talents.

Producer: Chuck Ainlay; Mark Knopfler; Muff Winwood; Jimmy Iovine; Neil Dorfsman; Mark Knopfler; Chuck Ainlay; Muff Winwood; Jimmy Iovine; Neil Dorfsman; Dire Straits

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Emmylou Harris

Artist Overview

Although his much-heralded band, Dire Straits, didn't officially disintegrate until the 1990s, lead guitarist Mark Knopfler had enjoyed an impressively prolific solo career since he was recruited to score the 1983 film LOCAL HERO. The soundtrack's sparse and poignant melodies impressed filmgoers and directors, and an alternate career for the rocker was born. He went on to write acclaimed scores for several films, as well as making notable appearances on albums by a diverse roster of big-name artists. As a solo artist, Knopfler occasionally goes back to his singer-songwriter roots and releases the odd album, to the great pleasure of his many fans. In 2006, he released ALL THE ROADRUNNING, a lovely duet album with singer Emmylou Harris.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Live At Knebworth 1990

Associated Artists and Works

Private Investigations: The Best Of Mark Knopfler ~ Knopfler, Mark

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/15/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 49891
Music Label Name Label : Warner Bros.
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093624989127

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Dire Straits
Product attributeLabel:   Warner/reprise/maverick
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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