venerdì 29 giugno 2012

Mark Knopfler w Notting Hillbillies & Dire Straits - 2002-07-24 London, UK (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

"Teenager Cancer Trust"-second charity gig! Stunning performance, great sound

Mark Knopfler,The Notting Hillbillies & Dire Straits

Shepherd's Bush Empire,

++Second charity Gig with a reunion of DIRE STRAITS, with John Illsley, Chris White, Guy Fletcher, and Danny Cummings together on stage again!++

Source: Audience

Mark Knopfler Guitar/Vocals

John Illsley Bass
Guy Fletcher Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Chris White Saxophone
Danny Cummings Drums
Robbie McIntosh Guitars
Geraint Watkins Keyboards
Bobby Valentino Guitar/Mandolin/Violin
Steve Phillips Guitar/Vocals
Brendan Croker Guitar/Vocals
Marcus Cliffe Bass

Jimmy Nail : guest on backing vocals

Jools Holland: guest on Piano

01. Intro speech for the charity
02. Calling Elvis
03. Run me down
04. Your own sweet way
05. Railroad worksong
06. Are we in trouble now
07. Quality shoe
08. Hobo's lullaby
09. Can't be satisfied
10. Feel like going home
11. Setting me up
12. Walk of life
13. What it is

01. Romeo and Juliet
02. Sultans of swing
03. Olé, olé, olé
04. Baloney again
05. Why aye man
06. Money for nothing
07. Brothers in arms
08. So far away
09. Going home (Local Hero)

In 2002, Knopfler reunited Dire Straits under the banner "Mark Knopfler and Friends" for a series of four concerts in July. Four separate British charities benefited from the shows: Teenage Cancer Trust, Save the Baby, Leuka 2000, and Countryside Education Trust. As for getting Dire Straits back together for good, Knopfler told reporters at the time, "I would only do that for a charity. I'm glad I've experienced it all - I had a lot of fun with it - but I like things the way they are."

Mark Knopfler's distinctive guitar work can be heard on charity recordings of "Let It Be" (1987's single to benefit the victims of the Zeebrugge Ferry disaster), "Voices That Care" (1991, as a tribute to those serving in Operation Desert Storm), and "Knockin' On Heaven's Door (1996's recording to benefit the victims and families of the horrific school shooting in Dunblane, Scotland).


Comment Pyroman:

Very good audience recording of the second charity gig in Shepherd's Bush Empire London, on behalf of "Teenage Cancer Trust".
Fantastic show, the best of the three London gigs in my opinion!
During the first part of the show, Mark plays with The Notting Hillbillies, the second part of the show is what I have been waiting for for so many years: a reunion of dIRE sTRAITS, with John Illsley, Chris White, Guy Fletcher, and Danny Cummings together on stage again!
Special guest: Jools Holland on piano!
Truely wonderful Brothers In Arms, which really made me shiver that night.
great to hear Brendan Croker sing Feel Like Going Home again, so beautifully accompanied by Mark on his Gibson Les Paul.
Baloney Again was played instead of Your Latest Trick.
Mark also played two new songs, to be released on the new album "The Ragpicker's Dream" on 30th September 2002: Quality Shoe and Why Aye Man (with Jimmy Nail as special guest).


Good audience recording of the second of four charity gigs in July 2002.
This one is on behalf of Teenage Cancer Trust. Announced as "Mark Knopfler and friends",
Mark plays with The Notting Hillbillies in the first half of the show.
with virtually Dire Straits (including John Illsley and Chris White) in the second half.
But during the whole gig different musicians are turning up.
Jimmy Nail came on stage for backing vocals on Why aye man, Money for nothing and So far away.
Jools Holland was a special guest this night on the two absolute stunning versions of Run me down and Setting me up.
Some nice arrangements on What it is, Romeo and Juliet, and including new songs Quality shoe and Why aye man from The ragpicker's dream album which was released two months after the charity shows.
Good sound quality.

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