Missing... Presumed Having a Good Time

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All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
On hiatus from Dire Straits, guitarist Mark Knopfler joined with Brendan Croker, Steve Phillips, and Guy Fletcher for 1990's Missing...Presumed Having a Good Time. The result is a low-key, joyous run-through of mostly traditional, blues-based songs with a handful of originals. Despite the high-profile presence of Knopfler, the Notting Hillbillies succeed in sounding like a band with Knopfler often taking a backseat to his bandmates, although he does sing lead on the lovely "Your Own Sweet Way." The styles range from the gorgeous harmonies of "Railroad Worksong" with some mournful guitar from Knopfler, to the '50s-style rock ballad "Bewildered," to the breezy, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
On hiatus from Dire Straits, guitarist Mark Knopfler joined with Brendan Croker, Steve Phillips, and Guy Fletcher for 1990's Missing...Presumed Having a Good Time. The result is a low-key, joyous run-through of mostly traditional, blues-based songs with a handful of originals. Despite the high-profile presence of Knopfler, the Notting Hillbillies succeed in sounding like a band with Knopfler often taking a backseat to his bandmates, although he does sing lead on the lovely "Your Own Sweet Way." The styles range from the gorgeous harmonies of "Railroad Worksong" with some mournful guitar from Knopfler, to the '50s-style rock ballad "Bewildered," to the breezy, tropical-flavored "One Way Gal." Missing...Presumed Having a Good Time is a delightful record that doesn't overstay its welcome.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2008
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 042284267120
  • Catalog Number: 614981
  • Sales rank: 25,451

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Notting Hillbillies Primary Artist
Brendan Croker Guitar, Vocals
Guy Fletcher Keyboards, Vocals
Paul Franklin Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Mark Knopfler Guitar, Vocals
Steve Phillips Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Guy Fletcher Producer
Henry Glover Composer
Mark Knopfler Producer
Wayne Raney Composer
Bill Schnee Engineer
Alton Delmore Composer
Rabon Delmore Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This is one of my all time favorites. I wish they would have recorded more together, but then again maybe not. It's doubtful if they could have topped this one, so they might have detracted from their legend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    My son bought this music and I had never heard of this group before. I loved it. I especially like "Will You Miss Me" it has a beautiful, haunting, sad/sweet sound. The instrumentals on the whole thing are great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    British Country

    discovered on the radio bought the tape and enjoyed the whole thing. they have a nice mellow sound.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a great way to relax!! Wish they had more CDs out!

    Good clear straightforward tunes, sound and message. This group should be producing more albums for us to enjoy during dinner parties, or when winding down on a rainy Saturday afternoon. First heard this CD with friends relaxing 'round the house in Hawaii. Friends have a very eclectic taste. This is a must have for your collection!!

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