Missing... Presumed Having a Good Time

Missing... Presumed Having a Good Time

by The Notting Hillbillies


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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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Release Date: 01/29/2008
Label: Imports
UPC: 0042284267120
catalogNumber: 614981
Rank: 10424

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Missing...Presumed Having a Good Time 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
discovered on the radio bought the tape and enjoyed the whole thing. they have a nice mellow sound.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.