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Pack the rabbit's foot,
This review is from: Get Lucky (Audio CD)
Mark Knopfler is no stranger to the music scene. His band Dire Straits may be long gone, but he has now released as many albums on his own as he has with the band. Thus comes Get Lucky, his first album on Nonesuch Records.
Mark's storytelling skills are still in abundance, and they enable him to paint picturesque tales like the two-in-a-row of "Remembrance Day" and the title track. There are also good uses of metaphors on here, as evidenced by another two-in-a-row, "Cleaning My Gun" and "The Car Was the One". My favorite song though, is the soulful "You Can't Beat the House".
Those people fortunate enough to have picked up the version of the album with the bonus tracks should thus enjoy "Early Bird" and "Time in the Sun". In fact, if there were any concern to raise about this album, it would be that a few of the songs have a little TOO long of a musical prelude (see "Border Reiver", whatever that means; and "Piper to the End") or reprise ("Before Gas and TV"), which don't sound bad, but would just feel better at a live performance or something. Oh, well; Get Lucky is still a great album to hold onto.