Mark Knopfler - Shangri-La
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Mark Knopfler - Shangri-LaSince disbanding Dire Straits in 1995, Knopfler has been a prolific creator of fine solo albums and film soundtracks. His latest solo effort is another well-crafted affair, full of memorable songs in styles ranging from country (the tender post-breakup ballad “Whoop de Doo”) and skiffle (the playful Lonnie Donegan tribute “Donegan’s Gone”) to Andean folk (the wistful travelogue “Postcards from Paraguay”). But the best is “Song for Sonny Liston,” a stunning blues portrait of the prize fighter with “dynamite in both his hands.”




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