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All the Roadrunning

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
This duets collection, which was recorded in fits and starts over the course of six years, affirms it: Good things come to those who wait. Guitar guru Knopfler and honky-tonk angel Harris have long run in the same circles and share a common sensibility about what constitutes lasting listening. The earliest of the tracks captured here -- the Cajun-styled "Red Staggerwing" and the dusty, high-lonesome "Donkey Town" -- date back to Knopfler's Sailing to Philadelphia sessions, but unlike the work of more ephemeral artists, they could've been recorded last week or a half-century ago. The same can't be said, however, of "Beachcombing," one of several tracks to vividly ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
This duets collection, which was recorded in fits and starts over the course of six years, affirms it: Good things come to those who wait. Guitar guru Knopfler and honky-tonk angel Harris have long run in the same circles and share a common sensibility about what constitutes lasting listening. The earliest of the tracks captured here -- the Cajun-styled "Red Staggerwing" and the dusty, high-lonesome "Donkey Town" -- date back to Knopfler's Sailing to Philadelphia sessions, but unlike the work of more ephemeral artists, they could've been recorded last week or a half-century ago. The same can't be said, however, of "Beachcombing," one of several tracks to vividly spotlight Knopfler's deft and immediately recognizable finger-picking. That's not a complaint: The song's wistfully panoramic vistas of "wreckage washing up all along the coast" is one of the most moving post-Katrina musings you're likely to hear. All the Roadrunning covers plenty of stylistic ground. The Harris-penned "Love and Happiness" -- a manifestation of motherly love wrapped in a two-stepping Texan melody -- may be the most old-school country song of her long career, while the waltz-time title track conjures up images of a misty Irish hillside. Much like its creators, All the Roadrunning never calls attention to its charms, instead simply laying them out without pretense, allowing the pleasures to seep into the system on their own.
All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
This lush and earthy collaboration between Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris may sound like it rose from an amiable weeklong studio session, but the 12 tracks that make up All the Roadrunning were actually recorded over the span of seven years. The boot-stomping "Red Staggerwing" and the gentle "Donkey Town," both of which were bumped from Knopfler's Sailing to Philadelphia record, give the ex-Dire Straits leader a chance to flex his country muscle, while the wistful title track spotlights the lovely Harris, whose playful demeanor and guarded confidence helps keep Knopfler in check during his sometimes excessive soloing. The two couldn't be more at odds vocally, but Knopfler's laconic drawl is like an easy chair for Harris' fluid pipes, and standout tracks like the 9/11-inspired "This Is Goodbye," the wistful "Beachcombing," and the infectious single "This Is Us" come off as effortless statements of vitality from both camps.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/25/2006
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624415428
  • Catalog Number: 44154
  • Sales rank: 3,929

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Beachcombing (4:14)
  2. 2 I Dug Up a Diamond (3:38)
  3. 3 This Is Us (4:39)
  4. 4 Red Staggerwing (3:03)
  5. 5 Rollin' On (4:14)
  6. 6 Love and Happiness (4:22)
  7. 7 Right Now (3:33)
  8. 8 Donkey Town (5:42)
  9. 9 Belle Starr (3:06)
  10. 10 Beyond My Wildest Dreams (4:25)
  11. 11 All the Roadrunning (4:49)
  12. 12 If This Is Goodbye (4:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mark Knopfler Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Emmylou Harris Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
The Memphis Horns Horn
Glen Duncan Fiddle, Mandolin
Bill Ware Triangle
Richard Bennett Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar
Steve Conn Accordion
Jim Cox Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Chad Cromwell Drums
Danny Cummings Drums, Tambourine
Dan Dugmore Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, 6-string bass
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Violin
Guy Fletcher Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Paul Franklin Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Jim Horn Horn
Glenn Worf Bass
Mark Kapps Horn Engineer
Technical Credits
Emmylou Harris Composer
Kimmie Rhodes Composer
Guy Fletcher Engineer
Mark Knopfler Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Chuck Ainlay Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Mark Kapps Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Not one bad cut on the whole CD

    A perfect weaving of male and female vocals that gives a real look at mature relationship. "Beyond My Wildest Dreams" is exactly that!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Running for a year and still loving it....

    This is simply one of THE best recordings of all time. And I am not exaggerating. This is one that you can listen to over and over and never get sick of it. The voices, the songs, the guitar...awesome, incredible, fantastic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All the Roadrunning

    I bought this not knowing anything about the CD other than the reviews on the B&N website. It's awesome. I highly recommend it. From the opening song, all the way to the end, this CD is wonderful. The melodies are beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Incredible

    Mark and EmmyLou are wonderful musicians individually, but they've spun magic in this collaboration. Their harmonies are as smooth as silk, each one's timing perfectly compliments the other. This CD is a treasure - Bring on the awards!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All the Roadrunning

    Great music. I can listen to it over and over again. I wasn't sure what to expect, but as soon as I started listening, I was hooked. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Come on Grammy

    The right vibe at the right time by two greats who no longer need to prove it. There's enough space between the notes to drive a truck through, and the harmonies... well, just listen!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic!

    As a fan of both of these artists, individually, I can honestly say that this collaboration did not disappoint. From the minute I put it on I knew it was a winner. Bravo!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My newest FAVORITE CD!

    I bought this because I love "This is Us," but ... wow, every track on this CD is just wonderful! Lyrics are clever, fun, poignant -- there's not a bad song in the bunch. Great driving music, too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best of both!

    WOW!!!! This is a wonderful collaborative work by two of the great ones.

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