Previously Out of Print! Once Again Available
180g Vinyl Double LP!
TAS Rated 4.5/5 Music, 4.5/5 Sonics in the January 2010 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
This is the sixth solo studio album from the legendary Mark Knopfler and
follows his 2007 highly successful Kill To Get Crimson, which Rolling Stone
heralded as 'a gem' and USA Today described as, '...yet another
unpretentious showcase for his unmistakable gifts as a musician, tunesmith and
Recorded at Knopfler's award-winning British Grove Studios in West London, Get
Lucky was co-produced with longtime collaborators, engineer Chuck Ainlay and
keyboardist Guy Fletcher and featured Richard Bennett, Danny Cummings, John
McCusker, Matt Rollings and Glenn Worf. The 11-track album explores a lifetime
of musical roots exemplified by the title track. "The first itinerant person
I ever met would sing in soul bands in winter, then work part-time in
fairgrounds or 'go pick fruit down south' when the weather turned warm,"
explains Knopfler. "I was about 15 years old, stuck in school and envious.
'Get Lucky' came from him and other traveling characters I went on to meet in
places I'd find myself working short-term, like farms, warehouses, building
sites, before I got lucky with my songs."
Knopfler's sixth solo studio album contains 11 tracks including "Border Reiver"
which springs from his Irish roots.
"On Get Lucky, his 15th solo album (counting film scores) and on of his best, the ace guitarist and former Dire Straits head honcho delivers all of these promises and much more - a tuneful allegory of the trials and tribulations of the recession." - Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound, January 2010, Issue 199.
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
Mark Knopfler, vocals, guitars, mandolin
Guy Fletcher, keyboards
Richard Bennett, guitars
Matt Rollings, piano, organ
Glenn Worf, bass guitar, string bass
Danny Cummings, drums, percussion
John McCusker, violin, cittern, whistle
Phil Cunningham, accordion
Michael McGoldrick, flute, whistle
1. Border Reiver
2. Hard Shoulder
3. You Can't Beat the House
4. Before Gas and TV
6. Cleaning My Gun
7. The Car Was the One
8. Remembrance Day
9. Get Lucky
10. So Far From the Clyde
11. Piper to the End