Mark Knopfler - Kill To Get Crimson (2007) (cd + dvd)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 16:9 (720:480), 29.97fps, 10106kbps | LPCM 2.0 | 19min | 1470Mb
1CD | Flac + Cue + Log | 340Mb
rock | Mercury 172491-1 | rel: 2007 | covers
Given that Kill to Get Crimson follows Mark Knopfler's yearlong collaboration with Emmylou Harris – inaugurated by the album All the Roadrunning and followed by a tour, subsequently documented on the live set Real Live Roadrunning – it might be reasonable to presume that it bears a slightly heavier folk influence, as if Emmylou had rubbed off on the guitarist. And that's true to a certain extent: "Heart Full of Holes" has an old-timey carnivalesque lilt to its middle section and "Secondary Waltz" is simple, low-key two-step driven by accordions, while "The Fish and the Bird" is a spare allegory that recalls old folk tunes, as does the stately grace of "Madame Geneva's."