Golden Heart

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Mark Knopfler's debut non-soundtrack solo album, Golden Heart, was, in effect, the follow-up to the last Dire Straits studio album, On Every Street 1991. But it was also a compendium of the various musical endeavors in which Knopfler had engaged since emerging as a major figure in 1978. "Imelda" was cast in the mold of "Money for Nothing," with its trademark electric guitar riff and sardonic lyrics about Imelda Marcos, and other songs resembled Dire Straits songs, notably "Cannibals," which recalled "Walk of Life." But "A Night in Summer Long Ago" was presented in a Scots/Irish traditional folk style, complete with a lyric about a knight and a queen and would have fit ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Mark Knopfler's debut non-soundtrack solo album, Golden Heart, was, in effect, the follow-up to the last Dire Straits studio album, On Every Street 1991. But it was also a compendium of the various musical endeavors in which Knopfler had engaged since emerging as a major figure in 1978. "Imelda" was cast in the mold of "Money for Nothing," with its trademark electric guitar riff and sardonic lyrics about Imelda Marcos, and other songs resembled Dire Straits songs, notably "Cannibals," which recalled "Walk of Life." But "A Night in Summer Long Ago" was presented in a Scots/Irish traditional folk style, complete with a lyric about a knight and a queen and would have fit nicely on Knopfler's soundtrack for The Princess Bride, and "Are We in Trouble Now" was a country ballad featuring pedal steel guitar and the piano playing of Nashville session ace Hargus "Pig" Robbins that would have been appropriate to Knopfler's duo album with Chet Atkins.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/1996
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624602620
  • Catalog Number: 46026
  • Sales rank: 11,000

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Darling Pretty (4:31)
  2. 2 Imelda (5:26)
  3. 3 Golden Heart (5:01)
  4. 4 No Can Do (4:54)
  5. 5 Vic and Ray (4:36)
  6. 6 Don't You Get It (5:16)
  7. 7 A Night in Summer Long Ago (4:43)
  8. 8 Cannibals (3:41)
  9. 9 I'm the Fool (4:28)
  10. 10 Je Suis Desole (5:14)
  11. 11 Rudiger (6:03)
  12. 12 Nobody's Got the Gun (5:25)
  13. 13 Done with Bonaparte (5:06)
  14. 14 Are We in Trouble Now (5:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mark Knopfler Primary Artist, Guitar
Michael Doucet Fiddle
Derek Bell Irish Harp
Dónal Lunny Bouzouki
Jo-El Sonnier Accordion
Paul Brady Human Whistle, Whistle (Instrument)
Matt Rollings Piano
Brendan Croker Background Vocals
Seán Keane Violin
Don Potter Acoustic Guitar
Sonny Landreth Steel Guitar, Background Vocals, national steel guitar
Eddie Bayers Drums
Barry Beckett Piano
Richard Bennett Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, tiple
Robbie Casserly Drums
Steve Conn Accordion
Chad Cromwell Drums
Danny Cummings Percussion, Background Vocals
Bill Cuomo Hammond Organ
Guy Fletcher Keyboards, Background Vocals
Paul Franklin Pedal Steel Guitar
Vince Gill Background Vocals
Terry McMillan Djembe
Paul Moore Bass, String Bass
Steve Nathan Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Máirtín O'Connor Accordion
Liam O'Flynn uillean pipes
Michael Rhodes Bass, Bass Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Glenn Worf Bass, Bass Guitar, String Bass
Billy Ware Triangle
Technical Credits
Derek Bell Contributor
Charlie Ainley Producer, Engineer
Mark Knopfler Producer
Brian Masterson Engineer
Denny Purcell Mastering
Chuck Ainlay Producer, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding

    This only get better each time you listen to it. The depth of topic combined with the richness of the music itself makes this one of my all time favorite CDs, and the best of all Mark's work.

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