Mark Knopfler Get Lucky on 180g 2LP
2009's Get Lucky is Mark Knopfler's sixth solo effort and fifth of a very fruitful decade, recorded at the award-winning British Grove Studios in West London, and co-produced with long-time cohorts Ainlay and Guy Fletcher. The album is a beautifully crafted exploration of a lifetime of musical roots where Knopfler fluently combines folk and blues with his original songwriting, personalized British ingredients and vivid observational lyricism.
If Get Lucky was a novel, it’d be another of Knopfler’s page-turners, full of characters who leap out of the lyrics, like the Glasgow lorry-driver of the opening track “Border Reiver,” or the fairground worker and fruit picker of the title song, or his heartfelt remembrance of the great ships in “So Far From The Clyde,” or real life tributes to a master guitar-maker in “Monteleone” and the lost uncle he never knew in closer “Piper To The End.”
Mark Knopfler's Get Lucky is yet another album where the vibrancy of the characters is matched by the radiance of the instrumentation, always a hallmark of this respected and influential artist.
Mark Knopfler Get Lucky Track Listing:
1. Border Reiver
2. Hard Shoulder
3. You Can't Beat The House
4. Before Gas & TV
6. Cleaning My Gun
1. The Car Was The One
2. Remembrance Day
3. Get Lucky
4. So Far From The Clyde
5. Piper To The End