THE BARGAIN BUY: Mark Knopfler; Tracker

 |   |  <1 min read

Basil
THE BARGAIN BUY: Mark Knopfler; Tracker

Although not quite the gem that its predecessor -- the highly recommended double disc Privateering from 2012 -- is, this single disc of downbeat and often wry observations from the former Dire Straits man confirms he still has a particular gift.

It is in downbeat and wry observations . . . coupled with rather surreptitous tunes which ease their way into the subconscious.

On this album he nails down a couple of insightful short stories as well, and looks in the mirror, either in character or possibly even as himself.

Knopfler has been "selective about his audience" by not rewriting Twisting By The Pool and that has probably been his saving grace. He has continued on his own narrow path but these recent albums have shown he's one still worth following.

The reason we pull this out for your attention -- and it only came out a few months ago, see here -- is that it is part of a "2 for $20" deal at JB Hi Fi stores (here) right now.

JB_logoSo while you are there picking up this you can also score Bob Seger's Ultimate Hits, collections by Kiss, Supertramp, Guns N' Roses or . . . Dire Stairs by happy chance. 

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   The Bargain Buy articles index

THE BARGAIN BUY: The Lemonheads: Laughing All The Way to The Cleaners

THE BARGAIN BUY: The Lemonheads: Laughing All The Way to The Cleaners

By happy coincidence, the very day that the Lemonheads' cover of Leonard Cohen's Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye was pulled out From the Vaults this 2011 double disc -- subtitled The Best of... > Read more

THE BARGAIN BUY: Cream; The Best of Cream

THE BARGAIN BUY: Cream; The Best of Cream

When the great bass player Jack Bruce died a fortnight ago his life was sadly, but inevitably in these days of tweets and soundbites, reduced to just the few years he was with Cream. That he had... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

Wicked Chicken: soul funk for the barbecue

Wicked Chicken: soul funk for the barbecue

Many years ago Rhino Records -- a reissue label out of LA -- put out a booklet-cum-CD package of old soul and funk with an eating theme, specifically food for barbecues. Tracks on the CDs... > Read more

Richard Harris: A Tramp Shining (1968)

Richard Harris: A Tramp Shining (1968)

Because there is a such a lot of great music about these days -- and of such overwhelming diversity -- you'd sound like you were wallowing in nostalgia if you suggested things were better in the... > Read more