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Download links and information about Shangri-La by Mark Knopfler. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:05:54 minutes.

Artist: Mark Knopfler
Release date: 2004
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:05:54
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No. Title Length
1. 5:15 AM 5:54
2. Boom, Like That 5:49
3. Sucker Row 4:55
4. The Trawlerman's Song 5:00
5. Back to Tupelo 4:28
6. Our Shangi-La 5:41
7. Everybody Pays 5:22
8. Song for Sonny Liston 5:06
9. Whoop De Doo 3:49
10. Postcards from Paraguay 4:04
11. All That Matters 3:08
12. Stand Up Guy 4:32
13. Donegan's Gone 3:00
14. Don't Crash the Ambulance 5:06



After recuperating from a serious motorcycle accident, Mark Knopfler bounced back to release Shangri-La in 2004, and the veteran singer/guitarist/songwriter seems to have plenty to say here. Knopfler’s long-time affinity for American roots music is reflected in “Back to Tupelo” (a brooding commentary on Elvis and his handlers), “Song for Sunny Liston” (a salute to the legendary boxer carrying a bluesy sting) and “Boom, Like That” (a talk-sung sketch of a famous hamburger magnate). From the melancholy “5:15 AM” to the languid “Stand-Up Guy” and the shimmering, Latin-inflected “Postcards from Paraguay,” the songs take on the feel of a fiction anthology, with each lyric underscored by Knopfler’s deft, incisive guitar work. True, tracks like “Whoop De Doo” barely inch along, but sometimes the laid-back settings have a film-noir quality, as in the sinister “Sucker Row.” When he chooses, Knopfler can invoke the wry spirit of his Dire Straits days, as on “Don’t Crash the Ambulance.” Overall, Shangri-La is at once earthy and elegant, tinged with cool fire.