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Private Investigations - The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler


Download links and information about Private Investigations - The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler by Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 22 tracks with total duration of 02:18:27 minutes.

Artist: Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler
Release date: 2005
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 22
Duration: 02:18:27
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No. Title Length
1. Telegraph Road 14:20
2. Sultans of Swing 5:48
3. Love Over Gold 6:16
4. Romeo and Juliet 6:00
5. Tunnel of Love 8:09
6. Skateaway 6:35
7. Private Investigations 5:57
8. So Far Away 5:05
9. Money for Nothing 8:24
10. Walk of Life 4:08
11. Your Latest Trick 6:29
12. Calling Elvis 6:24
13. On Every Street 5:03
14. Going Home (Theme from the Local Hero) 5:00
15. The Long Road 7:17
16. Why Aye Man 4:09
17. Sailing to Philadelphia 5:53
18. What It Is 4:55
19. The Trawlerman's Song 5:02
20. Boom, Like That 5:47
21. Brothers In Arms 6:57
22. All the Roadrunning (featuring Emmylou Harris) 4:49



From clean-edged guitar romps to expansive cinematic pieces, Mark Knopfler has explored an exceptionally wide swath of creative terrain. Private Investigations brings coherence to his forays into rock, blues, folk and symphonic modes. It would’ve been easy for this collection to linger on his early Dire Straits releases – certainly the run from the irresistible “Sultans of Swing” to the era-defining “Money for Nothing” could yield over a dozen worthy tracks. Instead, it detours into Knopfler’s film soundtrack contributions (“Going Home,” “The Long Road”) to help provide a bridge into his ‘90s solo output. The rootsy “Why Aye Man” and the wry “Boom, Like That” give evidence to the singer/ guitarist’s continued 21st-century relevance. Private Investigations serves as a fine survey of Knopfler’s growth as a songwriter, capturing his insinuating wit and bedrock compassion. But it may be best enjoyed as a showcase for his protean guitar skills, at once tradition-based and sleekly modern in sound. Track for track, this is the best summation of his catalog available.