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When he’s not working on a film score or paying a musical visit to one of his numerous friends, Mark Knopfler focuses on producing high quality solo albums. Down The Road Wherever is no exception, it’s arguably up there with Golden Heart and Get Lucky at the top of the heap. For this ninth album, available in different editions (something which has become a habit for him), he demonstrates more than ever the sheer scope of styles he can play with outstanding subtlety and elegance. He’s like a magician refusing to show off with shiny new tricks, but rather favouring his older acts with a few delicate updates, of which he seems to have many up his sleeve!


More relaxed and confident than ever, particularly in his perfect guitar performances, Knopfler is second to none when it comes to harmoniously juxtaposing jazzy (When You Leave, Every Heart In The Room), bluesy (Just A Boy Away From Home), funky (Back On The Dance Floor, Nobody Does That), folk (Nobody's Child, Matchstick Man) and trad (Drover's Road, One Song At A Time) atmospheres, at times incorporating inspired Latin touches – samba, bossa nova, or cha cha chá − (Floating Away, Slow Learner, Heavy Up, Rear View Mirror) or electro layers (Good On You Son)… Even though the album starts off like Dire Straits’ Love Over Gold with the perky Trapper Man, and then My Bacon Roll which would fit right into Brothers In Arms, he has obviously come a long way, setting himself apart from a band whose memory is slowly fading. © Jean-Pierre Sabouret/Qobuz

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1
Trapper Man
00:06:01

Ian Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Beverley Skeete, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nigel Hitchcock, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Knopfler, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Cox, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Katie Kissoon, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Walsh, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Trevor Mires, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Cummings, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Fletcher, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Cook, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hollis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Elliot, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Tyrrell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rowan McIntosh, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Poppy Kavanagh, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

2
Back On The Dance Floor
00:05:30

Ian Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Imelda May, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Knopfler, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Cox, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Cummings, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Fletcher, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Cook, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hollis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Elliot, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Tyrrell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rowan McIntosh, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Poppy Kavanagh, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

3
Nobody’s Child
00:04:16

Ian Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Knopfler, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Cox, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Cummings, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Fletcher, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Cook, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hollis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Elliot, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Tyrrell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rowan McIntosh, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Poppy Kavanagh, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

4
Just A Boy Away From Home
00:05:12

Ian Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Robbie McIntosh, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nigel Hitchcock, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Oscar Hammerstein II , ComposerLyricist - Richard Rogers, ComposerLyricist - Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Knopfler, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Cox, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Walsh, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Cummings, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Fletcher, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Cook, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hollis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Elliot, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Tyrrell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rowan McIntosh, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Poppy Kavanagh, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

5
When You Leave
00:04:12

Richard Bennett, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Knopfler, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Cox, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Cummings, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Fletcher, Producer, Mixer, Vibraphone, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Cook, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hollis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Elliot, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Tyrrell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rowan McIntosh, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Poppy Kavanagh, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

6
Good On You Son
00:05:38

Ian Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lance Ellington, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Beverley Skeete, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Knopfler, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Cox, Organ, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Katie Kissoon, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Walsh, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Cummings, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Fletcher, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, Synthesizer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Cook, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hollis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Elliot, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Tyrrell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rowan McIntosh, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Poppy Kavanagh, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

7
My Bacon Roll
00:05:35

Richard Bennett, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Knopfler, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Cox, Organ, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Cummings, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Fletcher, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Cook, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Kris Drever, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Hollis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Elliot, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Tyrrell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rowan McIntosh, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Poppy Kavanagh, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

8
Nobody Does That
00:05:15

Richard Bennett, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lance Ellington, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Beverley Skeete, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nigel Hitchcock, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Knopfler, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Cox, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer - Katie Kissoon, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Walsh, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Cummings, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Fletcher, Producer, Mixer, Keyboards, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Cook, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hollis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Elliot, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Tyrrell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rowan McIntosh, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Poppy Kavanagh, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

9
Drovers’ Road
00:05:05

Richard Bennett, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Knopfler, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Cox, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Cummings, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Fletcher, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - John McCusker, Fiddle, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Cook, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Kris Drever, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Hollis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike McGoldrick, Whistle, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Elliot, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Tyrrell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rowan McIntosh, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Poppy Kavanagh, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

10
One Song At A Time
00:06:17

Richard Bennett, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Knopfler, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Cox, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Cummings, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Fletcher, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - John McCusker, Fiddle, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Cook, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hollis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike McGoldrick, Whistle, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Elliot, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Tyrrell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rowan McIntosh, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Poppy Kavanagh, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

11
Floating Away
00:05:02

Richard Bennett, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Imelda May, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Knopfler, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Cox, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Cummings, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Fletcher, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Cook, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hollis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Elliot, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Tyrrell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rowan McIntosh, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Poppy Kavanagh, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

12
Slow Learner
00:04:34

Ian Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Knopfler, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Cox, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Walsh, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Cummings, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Fletcher, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Cook, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hollis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Elliot, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Tyrrell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rowan McIntosh, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Poppy Kavanagh, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

13
Heavy Up
00:05:59

Richard Bennett, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lance Ellington, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Beverley Skeete, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nigel Hitchcock, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Knopfler, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Cox, Piano, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer - Katie Kissoon, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Walsh, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Trevor Mires, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Cummings, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Fletcher, Producer, Mixer, Organ, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Cook, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hollis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Elliot, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Tyrrell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rowan McIntosh, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Poppy Kavanagh, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

14
Every Heart In The Room
00:04:30

Ian Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Robbie McIntosh, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Knopfler, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Cox, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Cummings, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Fletcher, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Cook, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Kris Drever, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Hollis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Elliot, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Tyrrell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rowan McIntosh, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Poppy Kavanagh, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

15
Rear View Mirror
00:02:29

Ian Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nigel Hitchcock, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Glenn Worf, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Knopfler, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Cox, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Walsh, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Cummings, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Fletcher, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Cook, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hollis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Elliot, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Tyrrell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rowan McIntosh, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Poppy Kavanagh, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

16
Matchstick Man
00:02:51

Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark Knopfler, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Guy Fletcher, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Cook, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hollis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Elliot, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Tyrrell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rowan McIntosh, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Poppy Kavanagh, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

Album Description

When he’s not working on a film score or paying a musical visit to one of his numerous friends, Mark Knopfler focuses on producing high quality solo albums. Down The Road Wherever is no exception, it’s arguably up there with Golden Heart and Get Lucky at the top of the heap. For this ninth album, available in different editions (something which has become a habit for him), he demonstrates more than ever the sheer scope of styles he can play with outstanding subtlety and elegance. He’s like a magician refusing to show off with shiny new tricks, but rather favouring his older acts with a few delicate updates, of which he seems to have many up his sleeve!


More relaxed and confident than ever, particularly in his perfect guitar performances, Knopfler is second to none when it comes to harmoniously juxtaposing jazzy (When You Leave, Every Heart In The Room), bluesy (Just A Boy Away From Home), funky (Back On The Dance Floor, Nobody Does That), folk (Nobody's Child, Matchstick Man) and trad (Drover's Road, One Song At A Time) atmospheres, at times incorporating inspired Latin touches – samba, bossa nova, or cha cha chá − (Floating Away, Slow Learner, Heavy Up, Rear View Mirror) or electro layers (Good On You Son)… Even though the album starts off like Dire Straits’ Love Over Gold with the perky Trapper Man, and then My Bacon Roll which would fit right into Brothers In Arms, he has obviously come a long way, setting himself apart from a band whose memory is slowly fading. © Jean-Pierre Sabouret/Qobuz

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