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Kill to Get Crimson [Import]

Mark KnopflerAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

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When they agreed the unwritten law that time-honored artists with brilliant track records get less creative as they go on, Mark Knopfler obviously wasn’t paying attention. He was too busy writing, recording, touring and enjoying it all.
So as we approach the end of the first decade of the 21st century, and other multi-million-sellers nudge their careers forward at a snail’s ... Read more in Amazon's Mark Knopfler Store

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  • Audio CD (September 18, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Universal UK
  • ASIN: B000S9UA94
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #567,326 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. True Love Will Never Fade
2. Scaffolder’S Wife
3. Fizzy And The Still
4. Heart Full Of Holes
5. We Can Get Wild
6. Secondary Waltz
7. Punish The Monkey
8. Let It All Go
9. Behind With The Rant
10. Fish And The Bird
11. Madame Geneva’S
12. In The Sky
13. Making Of "Kill To Get Crimson" (Dvd)
14. Interviews With Knopfler And His Band (Dvd)

Editorial Reviews

UK limited edition two disc (CD + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) pressing of the former Dire Straits leader's 2007 album features a bonus DVD that contains an EPK (Electronic Press Kit). The U.S. pressing with DVD has been cancelled and replaced with an enhanced MVI version. Universal. 2007.

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131 of 141 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I enjoy some of MK's music a lot. When listening to his albums, I just get the feeling that his music has 'quality written all over it' - fine songwriting (especially the lyrics), immaculate guitar playing and superior production. Yet, despite this, I often find each album contains only 3 or 4 songs that I really enjoy, a couple which bore me to tears, and the rest are just OK (but to be fair, enjoyment of his music does benefit from several listenings). There will be some people for whom MK 'can do no wrong' and I also feel that way about a few artists - but MK is not (yet) one of these. So, I was a little cautious about buying this album, but I thought I'd take a chance because some of the pre-release editorial reviews suggested that I might like it. As it turns out, I was not too disappointed.

THE SONGS - MK's lyrics are always fascinating but he seems to have surpassed himself on this album - in many songs, capturing the quintessence of post-WW2 life for ordinary English people. Although, for the most part, the melodies are good (a few having a distinct Gaelic flavour), I wouldn't describe them as 'infectious'; and I thought 2 or 3 were, by comparison, rather bland. There are no up-tempo songs to speak of (a couple come close) and there are certainly no 'full-tilt rockers'. Few of the songs have that 'americana' influence to be found on previous albums (the 'Springsteen-esque' 'True Love Will Never Fade' being the main exception) - MK has moved eastwards across the Atlantic for much of his inspiration on 'Kill to Get Crimson'. It is the songs that define the mood of the album and I would describe this as 'nostalgic-reflective' (in a very English sort of way).
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Album Is Another Gem November 1, 2007
By Mark
Format:Audio CD
As a middle aged man, who also happens to be a guitar player, it was inevitable that I would be drawn to Mark Knopfler after hearing the first few bars of a song many, many years ago called Sultans of Swing.

At that time, of course, Mark was in a band that would later go on to become one of the biggest and most popular bands in the world - Dire Straits.

After the eventual breakup of the band, Mark pursued a solo career - and what a career it has been..!!

I've always said that Mark Knopfler may not be the BEST guitar player on the planet in terms of technical ability - I know there are lots of younger players out there who can tap out thousands of 64th notes in the span of 2 or 3 seconds with both hands.

But if there is a more tasteful player on the planet, frankly, I've yet to hear him.

Mark Knopfler is an incredible musician and songwriter, who just seems to get better and better with the passage of time. You listen to the songs on this album - as well as his other - and he's like an artist who can evoke the richest colors and the most beautiful hues with both his voice and his guitar.

I don't know of anybody who can create such intimate character studies and evoke the kind of emotions with his music as he can. And his ability to coax the perfect note or chord - and the PERFECT tone - at the most precise time in a song is, in my opinion, unparalleled amongst musicians/ songwriters.

Knopfler has been criticized for his relatively limited vocal range. Personally, I have never had a problem with his singing - his deep and comforting, baritone voice is like a fine 24 year old scotch going down for the first time.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars repeated listenings required to take it all in September 19, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Don't judge this record on the first listening. You have to savor it and let it fully steep. This album continues my pattern of experience for each new Knopfler record. Upon the first listening, I think, "I waited for this?" After a few repeated plays, I think "Hey, cool narratives." After about ten plays (yes, this has been spinning in my home and car CD players at least that many times) I think, "Knopfler is the best story teller in the business!"

There are many people churning out songs that are fully digested in one play through. Knopfler's song-craft is more like a great wine. It does not knock you over the head, but you know it stands out in subtle ways. It also has substance, so it will be valid for years to come.

There is some derivative music here, similar tone and tempo from previous Knopfler work... see if you can spot the clone of "Stand up guy" from Shangri-La. There is a dearth of guitar gymnastics, and indeed there is a simplification of sorts, relegating the guitar the second fiddle (pun intended) to the voice. None of this is bad, but a nice extended solo or a single up tempo track would have been welcome.

That said, this is the most "grown up" disc that I have bought this year, and one that will go into frequent rotation for my listening pleasure.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid, subtle Knopfler September 18, 2007
Format:Audio CD
"Kill to Get Crimson" is another strong production from Mark Knopfler -- perhaps a bit slower and more meditative than his earlier solo albums, but recognizably Knopfler to the core. There is no single song here with the instantly infectuous nature of, say, "Postcards from Paraguay," but the new album is a compelling compilation of Knopfler compositions. There may be no dazzling intricate solo guitar interludes, but Knopfler's guitar work on this album is nonetheless crisply solid. As always, Mark Knopfler's lyrics are worth listening to again and again. And I agree with those other reviewers who emphasize that to really appreciate this album requires multiple listenings. I've been replaying it again and again since I bought it, and it seems each time through brings some new discovery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Every song a great one. Highly recommend any of his cd's
It's Mark Knopfler how can you go wrong??? Every song a great one. Highly recommend any of his cd's.
Published 9 days ago by Richard Jascha
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great product, just what I needed, fast delivery, good value.
Published 14 days ago by V12
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing vinyl.
Killer album. Amazing vinyl.
Published 15 days ago by Shan M. Weston
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not Mark's best IMO
I'm a big Mark Knopfler fan, and I bought this to fill in some older solo CDs that I missed when they came out. Read more
Published 1 month ago by RobDog
5.0 out of 5 stars this is another great listen.
My husband are big fans of M K, this is another great listen.
Published 1 month ago by Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars I Highly Recommend
There are some voices that provide the soundtrack to the lives of millions of baby boomers, and this is one of them. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Customer49
5.0 out of 5 stars Yay, Mark K.
I have always been a Dire Straits fan because of Mark Knopfler and his guitar. This CD is all ballads and performed in Mark's unique style. Read more
Published 7 months ago by TexasShirl
5.0 out of 5 stars A real musician
This guy is super, a real musician. I have this as one of my most listened albums. I really think you will like it.
Published 10 months ago by Desert Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars Always a fan
Bought this sometime ago but just getting around to reviewing it. I thought I had done it already.

From Dire Straits on, have been a fan of Mark Knopfler. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Nick Pusloskie
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Album
Typical Knopfler songs and music. Good tunes and easy listening songs. Better than the rap BS that is out there.
Published 18 months ago by Billy James
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