Dire Straits (II): so good, so short

Written on the 24th of January, 2015 Mark Knopfler didn’t waste time after Communiqué, and Making Movies, the band’s third album, was ready only months after their sophomore effort. His brother Dave left the band before finishing the album and, although most of his guitar parts were ready, Mark re-recorded them. The sound is more mature than … Continue reading Dire Straits (II): so good, so short

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Van Morrison and The Chieftains complete each other

Written on the 10th of December 2014 Considering I’ve basically written about Jethro Tull, Martin Barre and Eric Woolfson lately, I think it’s time to go back to folk, specifically celtic folk. This time, I’ll write about an album which features a band and an artist that have never totally hooked me, but whose collaboration … Continue reading Van Morrison and The Chieftains complete each other