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Golden Heart
     

Golden Heart

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by Mark Knopfler
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/1996
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624602620
catalogNumber:
46026
Rank:
2477

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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,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
Chuck Ainlay   Producer,Engineer

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Golden Heart 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
Mark Knopfler's first solo CD has a lot in common with On Every Street, Dire Strait's final album. Most of the songs are on the quiet side, maybe too quiet. Knopfler may have agreed. Private Investigations, the two CD anthology of his Straits and solo career, contains nothing off of Golden Heart. I found my copy at a thrift shop. Only Knopfler collectors need this entry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.