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Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris


Country of origin:

Scotland and U.S.

Type of music generally:

Rootsy blend of contemporary folk, country, and rock

Status:

Most recent release Real Live Roadrunning (live CD/DVD, 2006)

See also:

Mark Knopfler's site

Emmylou Harris' site

Ectoguide entry for Emmylou Harris

Comparisons:

Like their individual solo efforts

Covers/own material:

Own

Recommended first album:

All the Roadrunning (2006)

Recordings:


All the Roadrunning

Release info:

2006—Warner Bros./Nonesuch—44154-2

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Mark Knopfler—vocals, guitars
Emmylou Harris—vocals; acoustic guitar (5, 9)

Guest artists:

Richard Bennett—additional guitars
Jim Cox—keyboards
Guy Fletcher—keyboards
Chad Cromwell—drums
Danny Cummings—drums
Glenn Worf—bass
Glen Duncan—fiddle, mandolin
Dan Dugmore—acoustic guitar (6, 12); pedal steel (5, 10); six-string bass (9)
Paul Franklin—steel (3)
Jim Horn & The Memphis Horns—horns (12)
Steve Conn—accordion (4)
Stuart Duncan—fiddle (4)
Billy Ware—triangle (4)

Produced by:

Mark Knopfler and Chuck Ainlay

Comments:

Love this album. Mark Knopfler's gritty voice and blues rock leanings work brilliantly with Emmylou's angelic voice and country stylings. (JoAnn Whetsell)

Real Live Roadrunning

Release info:

2006—Warner Bros./Nonesuch—44417-2

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Mark Knopfler—guitar, vocals
Emmylou Harris—guitar, vocals

Guest artists:

Richard Bennett—additional guitars
Danny Cummings—drums
Stuart Duncan—fiddle, mandolin
Matt Rollings—keyboards
Glenn Worf—bass

Produced by:

Guy Fletcher (CD); James Pluta (DVD)

Comments:

I like this album, though not as much as the studio album that preceded it. I would have liked them to rock out more and to collaborate more on covers of songs from their individual careers. "Red Dirt Girl" and "Boulder to Birmingham," for instance, don't sound very different from Emmylou's solo versions. (JoAnn Whetsell)


Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.

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