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as of 23/09/2018 06:37 BST

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Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0602498672600
Feature: Shangri-La by Mark Knopfler (2004-09-27)
Item Dimensions: 39579516
Label: Mercury
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Mercury
MPN: 3287833
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: September 27, 2004
Publisher: Mercury
Release Date: September 27, 2004
Running Time: 66 minutes
Studio: Mercury

  • Shangri-La by Mark Knopfler (2004-09-27)

Disc 1:
  1. 5:15 am
  2. Boom, Like That
  3. Sucker Row
  4. The Trawlerman's Song
  5. Back To Tupelo
  6. Our Shangri-La
  7. Everybody Pays
  8. Song For Sonny Liston
  9. Whoop De Doo
  10. Postcards From Paraguay
  11. All That Matters
  12. Stand Up Guy
  13. Donegan's Gone
  14. Don't Crash The Ambulance
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Editorial Review:

Product Description:
Tracks: 5.15 A.M. 5:54 / Boom, Like That 5:49 / Sucker Row 4:56 / The Trawlerman's Song 5:02 / Back To Tupelo 4:31 / Our Shangri-La 5:41 / Everybody Pays 5:24 / Song For Sonny Liston 5:06 / Whoop De Doo 3:53 / Postcards From Paraguay 4:07 / All That Matters 3:08 / Stand Up Guy 4:32 / Donegan's Gone 3:05 / Don't Crash The Ambulance 5:06

Shangri-La sees the sweatband-loving Knopfler team up once again with producer Chuck Ainlay for a sturdy celebration of Americana through country and the blues with a dash of easy listening thrown in. The overall sound is laid back with only the electric blues of "Song for Sonny Listen" providing a bit of a crunch. For the most part Knopfler sounds heavily influenced by troubadour JJ Cale and none more so than on "Boom, Like That", a groove driven country honk with soft, lazy vocals. Renowned for not taking things too seriously, many of the lyrics are comical in their narrative such as "I stuck a couple of air-craft carriers up his ass" on the mariachi backed "Don't Crash the Ambulance", a tongue in cheek song set around the Mexican border.

His style may have softened since the Dire Straits days but this can only be a good thing whe none recalls the bloated synths of their latter years. Shangri-La is Knopfler living his cowboy dream which seems to be what keeps his spirit for good music as fresh as it ever was.--Steve Beefmark

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