Tuesday 10pm: Feature LP: Mark Knopfler – Down The Road Wherever (2018)

November 20, 2018
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Down the Road Wherever is the ninth solo studio album by British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler, released on November 16, 2018 by British Grove Records via Universal/Virgin EMI.

The album was announced in a press release, which called it a collection of “unhurriedly elegant new Knopfler songs inspired by a wide range of subjects, including his early days in Deptford with Dire Straits, a stray football fan lost in a strange town, the compulsion of a musician hitching home through the snow, and a man out of time in his local greasy spoon.” The 14 songs were also called “slow and elegant”.

Musicians that play on the album include Jim Cox and Guy Fletcher on keyboards, Nigel Hitchcock on saxophone, Glenn Worf on bass guitar, Danny Cummings on percussion and Ian ‘Ianto’ Thomas on drums. Imelda May will also provide backing vocals.

A music video for the first single, “Good on You Son”, was released in September.

1. “Trapper Man” 6:00
2. “Back on the Dance Floor” 5:30
3. “Nobody’s Child” 4:16
4. “Just a Boy Away from Home” 5:12
5. “When You Leave” 4:12
6. “Good on You Son” 5:37
7. “My Bacon Roll” 5:35
8. “Nobody Does That” 5:15
9. “Drovers’ Road” 5:05
10. “One Song at a Time” 6:17
11. “Floating Away” 5:02
12. “Slow Learner” 4:34
13. “Heavy Up” 6:00
14. “Matchstick Man” 2:52
14. “Every Heart in the Room” 4:30
15. “Rear View Mirror” 2:29

Monday 8pm: Feature LP: Mark Knopfler – Kill To Get Crimson (2007)

July 31, 2017
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Kill to Get Crimson is the fifth solo studio album by British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler, released on 17 September 2007 by Mercury Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The album’s title comes from a line in the song “Let It All Go”. The album cover image is taken from the painting Four Lambrettas and Three Portraits of Janet Churchman by John Bratby, painted in 1958. The first singles from the album were “True Love Will Never Fade” in Europe, and “Punish The Monkey” in North America. The album debuted at number 26 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling about 23,000 copies in its first week. The Kill to Get Crimson Tour promoting the album started on 29 March 2008 in Amsterdam, Netherlands and ended on 31 July 2008 in Miami Beach, Florida. The album was released on CD, CD/DVD, double vinyl LP, and a Deluxe Set of 180g vinyl LP and CD.

Click here for album contents from Wikipedia

Tuesday 11pm: Feature LP: Mark Knopfler – Get Lucky

June 20, 2017
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Get Lucky is the sixth solo studio album by British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler, released on 14 September 2009 in Europe by Mercury Records, and on 15 September in the United States by Reprise Records. The album was released in four formats, including CD, a Limited Edition CD/DVD Digipak, a Deluxe Edition Boxset, and a double vinyl album. Get Lucky received generally favorable reviews, and reached the top three positions on album charts in Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, and Poland. The album peaked at number nine in the United Kingdom, and number 17 in the United States.

Click here for album contents from Wikipedia

Sunday with Ron Kovacs (8a – 12p) ET

December 6, 2015
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SundayJoin Ron Kovacs for another edition of Sunday.  This week music from Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull, Steeleye Span, The Band, The Beach Boys, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Mamas & the Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Ryan Adams, Joan Armatrading, Beck, Jackson Browne, Harry Chapin, Tracy Chapman, Jim Croce, Donovan, Bob Dylan, Dan Fogleberg, Steve Forbert, Ben Howard, Carole King, Mark Knopfler, Gordon Lightfoot, Van Morrison, Patrick Park, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, Teddy Thompson, Eddie Vedder, Neil Young, Warren Zevon and more . .. .   Live starting 8am on RadioMaxMusic.

Feature Artist: Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler (Singles) 6pm ET

September 2, 2015
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DireStraitsDire Straits were a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). Dire Straits’ sound drew from a variety of musical influences, including jazz, folk, and blues, and came closest to beat music within the context of rock and roll. Despite the prominence of punk rock during the band’s early years, the band’s stripped-down sound contrasted with punk, demonstrating a more “rootsy” influence that emerged from pub rock. Many of Dire Straits’ compositions were melancholic. Dire Straits’ biggest selling album, Brothers in Arms, has sold over 30 million copies, and was the first album to sell a million copies on CD.

They also became one of the world’s most commercially successful bands, with worldwide album sales of over 120 million. Dire Straits won four Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards—winning Best British Group twice, two MTV Video Music Awards, and various other music awards. The band’s songs include “Money for Nothing”, “Sultans of Swing”, “So Far Away”, “Walk of Life”, “Brothers in Arms”, “Private Investigations”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Tunnel of Love”, and “Telegraph Road”.

Dire+Straits+dire_straits_markMark Freuder Knopfler, OBE (born 12 August 1949) is a British singer songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and film score composer.

Since Dire Straits disbanded in 1995, Knopfler has recorded and produced eight solo albums, and, as with his previous band, produced many hit songs. He has composed and produced film scores for eight films, including Local Hero (1983), Cal (1984), The Princess Bride (1987), and Wag the Dog (1997).

In addition to his work with Dire Straits and as a solo artist and composer, Knopfler has recorded and performed with many prominent musicians, including Chet Atkins, Chris Botti, John Anderson, the Chieftains, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Bryan Ferry, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Jools Holland, Sonny Landreth, Phil Lynott, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Sting, and James Taylor, sometimes working as a session musician. He has produced albums for Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, and Randy Newman.

Knopfler is a fingerstyle guitarist and was ranked 27th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Knopfler and Dire Straits have sold in excess of 120 million albums to date. A four-time Grammy Award winner, Knopfler is the recipient of the Edison Award, the Steiger Award and the Ivor Novello Award, as well as holding three honorary doctorate degrees in music from universities in the United Kingdom. – Wikipedia

Sunday with Ron Kovacs 8am ET

August 9, 2015
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copy-rmaxnew20142.pngThis week on Sunday music from: Tori Amos, Lana Delray, Mark Knopfler, KD Lang, Lady Antebellum, Van Morrison, Jackson Browne, James Taylor and more . .   Everything starts at 8am ET on RadioMaxMusic

Artist Countdown: Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler Top 40 Hits/Tracks 6pm ET @MarkKnopfler @RadioMax

August 12, 2013
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DireStraitsDire Straits were a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). Dire Straits’ sound drew from a variety of musical influences, including jazz, folk, blues, and came closest to beat music within the context of rock and roll. Despite the prominence of punk rock during the band’s early years, the band’s stripped-down sound contrasted with punk, demonstrating a more “rootsy” influence that emerged out of pub rock. Many of Dire Straits’ compositions were melancholic. Dire Straits’ biggest selling album, Brothers in Arms, has sold over 30 million copies.

They also became one of the world’s most commercially successful bands, with worldwide album sales of over 120 million. Dire Straits won numerous music awards during their career, including four Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards—winning Best British Group twice, and two MTV Video Music Awards. The band’s most popular songs include “Sultans of Swing”, “Lady Writer”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Tunnel of Love”, “Telegraph Road”, “Private Investigations”, “Money for Nothing”, “Walk of Life”, “So Far Away”, “Your Latest Trick” and “Brothers in Arms”.

Dire Straits’ career spanned a combined total of 15 years. The band originally split up in 1988, but reformed in 1991. Dire Straits disbanded for good in 1995 when Mark Knopfler launched his career full time as a solo artist. There were several changes in personnel over both periods, leaving Mark Knopfler and John Illsley as the only two original bandmates who had remained throughout the band’s career.

MarkKnopflerMark Freuder Knopfler, OBE (born 12 August 1949) is a British musician, vocalist, songwriter, record producer and film score composer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the British rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded with his brother, David Knopfler in 1977. After Dire Straits disbanded in 1995, Knopfler went on to record and produce seven solo albums, and, as during his previous tenure, produced many hit songs.

He has composed and produced film scores for eight films, including Local Hero (1983), Cal (1984), The Princess Bride (1987), and Wag the Dog (1997). In addition to his work with Dire Straits and as a solo artist and composer, Knopfler has recorded and performed with many prominent musicians, including Chet Atkins, The Chieftains, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Bryan Ferry, Emmylou Harris, Jools Holland, Sonny Landreth, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Sting, and James Taylor, sometimes working as a session musician. He has produced albums for Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, and Randy Newman.

Knopfler is a fingerstyle guitarist and was ranked 27th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Knopfler and Dire Straits have sold in excess of 120 million albums to date. A four-time Grammy Award winner, Knopfler is the recipient of the Edison Award and the Steiger Award, and holds three honorary doctorate degrees in music from universities in the United Kingdom. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Money for Nothing  (Dire Straits)
2 Calling Elvis  (Dire Straits)
3 Walk of Life  (Dire Straits)
4 Sultans of Swing  (Dire Straits)
5 Private Investigations  (Dire Straits)
6 Twisting by the Pool  (Dire Straits)
7 So Far Away  (Dire Straits)
8 Heavy Fuel  (Dire Straits)
9 Brothers in Arms  (Dire Straits)
10 Skateaway  (Dire Straits)
11 The Bug  (Dire Straits)
12 Do America  
13 Darling Pretty
14 Romeo and Juliet  (Dire Straits)
15 Cannibals
16 Your Latest Trick  (Dire Straits)
17 Lady Writer  (Dire Straits)
18 Tunnel of Love  (Dire Straits)
19 Industrial Disease  (Dire Straits)
20 This Is Us  (with Emmylou Harris)
21 On Every Street  (Dire Straits)
22 Boom, Like That
23 You and Your Friend  (Dire Straits)
24 Water of Love  (Dire Straits)
25 Imelda
26 Don’t You Get It
27 Rüdiger
28 Sailing to Philadelphia (featuring James Taylor)
29 Privateering  
30 Kingdom of Gold  
31 Donkey Town  (with Emmylou Harris)
32 Six Blade Knife   (Dire Straits)
33 Wild West End   (Dire Straits)
34 Cleaning My Gun
35 Southbound Again   (Dire Straits)
36 Gator Blood
37 In The Gallery   (Dire Straits)
38 Planet of New Orleans   (Dire Straits)
39 Where Do You Think Your Going   (Dire Straits)
40 Beachcombing   (with Emmylou Harris)
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