Album Preview: Mark Knopfler ‘Kill To Get Crimson’

Kill To Get KrimsonMark Knopfler, renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter, most known as the frontman for the English rock band [tag]Dire Straits[/tag], is set to release his fifth solo album Kill To Get Crimson on September 18, via Warner Bros. Records.

Recorded in Mark’s own, purpose-built studio, British Grove in West London, Kill To Get Crimson contains selected traditional instrumentation as well as the more usual guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. Featured players include accordionist Ian Lowthian, with whom Knopfler played on the soundtrack to the 2002 movie A Shot At Glory, Guy Fletcher, long-time collaborators keyboard player ever since the Dire Straits days and fiddle player John McCusker, perhaps best known for his work with Kate Rusby.

The tracks are true Dire Straits classics, soft country rock songs with Mark Knopfler signature vocals and guitar, a must have for all the old school fans.The first singles will be Punish The Monkey (US single) and True Love Will Never Fade (UK).

>>Streaming: Mark Knopfler – Punish The Monkey (.mov)
>>Streaming: Mark Knopfler – Punish The Monkey (.wax)
>>Streaming: Mark Knopfler – True Love Never Fades (.mov)
>>Streaming: Mark Knopfler – True Love Never Fades (.wax)

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  • braganza

    thanks mark!

  • BillW

    This is a pretty laid back album with a couple of cuts that some listeners will probably skip over to the next song. But over all this is another one of his great produced albums that grows with you on each listen.

  • Tibi Puiu

    Totally agree, I mean we gave it a 10 if you know what I mean :D