Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris: Real Live Roadrunning

I am a huge Dire Straits fan, and love most everything Mark Knopfler has done as a solo artist: In particular, the soundtracks for The Princess Bride and Local Hero, as well as Shangri-La, and the joint effort with Neck and Neck with country electric guitar pickin legend Chet Atkins.  (I also want to check out Golden Heart)

Knofler has a new DVD (Real Live Roadrunning) and a new CD (All the Roadrunning) of his latest effort with Emmylou Harris. I bought myself a little holiday present.

Kudos to Amazon for this new series of videos they have been doing. Videos are commercials for music (remember MTV?) and I don’t understand the attitude not to give them away as a pretense to sell music . . .

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"This is Us" is very relaxing for a Friday evening — there’s that classic Dire Straits guitar work.


There are two embedded videos — if you click the "play button, you get
the first song. Try clicking the upper left corner of the screen, and
it will bring up a menu of all the songs . . . 
(It works like picture-in-a-picture)



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  1. Declan Fallon commented on Dec 15

    “Dire Straits”


    All is not gold in Barry’s world


  2. jay commented on Dec 15

    local hero…amazing soundtrack…great movie.

  3. JoeyB commented on Dec 16

    Thanks Barry…keep ’em coming!

  4. Barry Ritholtz commented on Dec 16

    Will do — I keep stumbling across lots of these — makes for a nice late afternoon break!

  5. dblwyo commented on Dec 16

    Thanks Barry – great music. Great singer-songwriters abound around us. They’re just being hidden. And it’s great to have another brought to our attention.

  6. dgoverde commented on Dec 16

    I like the Golden Heart and Ragpicker’s Dream albums the best out of all of his solo stuff. Also, if you haven’t heard it already, check out the live version of Local Hero/Wild Theme on the Sultans of Swing Special Edition cd. (The track prior to that is a live version of Your Latest Trick. Those two are incredible.)

  7. jj commented on Dec 16

    Knopfler’s one of the best in the world … I see you love some jazz singers , including Sassy —- any thoughts on Cassandra Wilson or Dee Dee Bridgewater ?

  8. dryfly commented on Dec 16

    Emmy Lou is fab – I saw her back in the 70s not long after she recorded with Gram Parsons… (‘Hickory Wind’ off ‘Grievous Angel’ is one of the best all time tracks – if you don’t have it, get it).

  9. drewburn commented on Dec 16

    Nice pick. I ordered the CD. Maybe I could interest you in some bluegrass, Barry.


  10. paul fereday commented on Apr 22

    I just bought a robot/ spaceman on ebay. Owner says it was from a music video. Thinks it was dire staits. Anyone know? It is about 4.5 feet tall. A bit like a tonka toy look. Bulky. Yellow, big head with mirror visor?
    Cheers, Paul

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