Golden Heart

Golden Heart

by Mark KnopflerMark 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 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: 01/22/2008
Label: Imports
UPC: 0731451473227
catalogNumber: 617961
Rank: 20154

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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