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MK Calendar 2015 for Charity
Nelly
France

20th October 2014

Hello Guy and MK-fans, My Mark Knopfler Calendar 2015 is now available on my website. This year is a little bit different. I’ve decided to use my MK calendar to help raise funds for charity. The Calendar is still free, but I’d be delighted if you would like to make a donation to this, which is a cause dear to my heart. So please donate anything you can afford, it all helps. I've chosen to help research for Neurofibromatosis diseases, of which type 1 is also known as Von Recklinghausen disease. You'll find more information on my website. Best regards to you all. XXX Nelly http://www.markinsummerlongago[...]
McInturff
Mike B
NC USA

20th October 2014

I recently learned that a highly regarded guitar maker resides in, of all places, Siler City, NC. (just a short drive away from my town) Have you guys ever heard of or tried out one of Terry McInturff's guitars? http://www.mcinturffguitars.co[...] No, never have and I'm sure they're great.
Mark, David and Fred
Ben
Canada

20th October 2014

Hello Guy, another season on the ice roads is rapidly approaching and this year improvements to my truck include a newer satellite radio - all the better to hear DS and MK on. I'm currently reading 'How Music Works' by David Byrne and wondered whether you had had a look at it? I also wondered whether you ever met Freddie Mercury and if he was as cool as I've always thought he probably was? Cheers. I never got round to that book and much as I love DB, I'm not sure I need...no want to be told how music works. It just does. Freddie was a real gem although I never met him, I know so many who did.
The TR808
Dave Allen
Mississauga, ON

18th October 2014

There's a movie coming out about the Roland TR808. Must be a wonderful keyboard if it warrants a feature film. Did you ever own one? Thanks. http://www.rollingstone.com/mu[...] It's a drum machine. Yes I did have one. Great fun.
Weather
Gordon
Vancouver, Canada

18th October 2014

Guy, knowing your a weather buff I regularly watch our 24 hour weather channel for updates from around the world and you see some amazingly bad storms in various places. In all your travels over the years have your ever run into bad storms (hurricanes, etc.) or been held up because of weather conditions? I ran into a bad thunder/lighting storm in Toronto a few weeks back and we decided to sit it out in a coffee shop. It lasted about an hour. www.theweathernetwork.ca I'm sure we've all had bad weather experiences. We once got locked inside Blackstones bar in Nashville as a tornado wound its war down West End.
Tracker on I-tunes
Marco

18th October 2014

Hi Doc, is there any chance of finding " Tracker" on my i-tune library for free? ;) thank for all, music, forum and patience. bye haha
The Man´s Too Strong
Leif Bruun
Denmark

18th October 2014

Hello, You would´t happen to remember what the guitar was on which Mark recorded the Man´s Too Strong? The slide part is the dobro, but the acoustic we can´t figure out. Can you help/remember? :-) leif Prob a Martin
Not really hypothetical
Johnny Greenslit

18th October 2014

Aye Doc, hypothetically, if I were to start a band, and call it "The Sultans of Swing", would there be any legal issues with that being a song and such? I'm no lawyer so I wouldn't like to say
Astoria
James Questari
Hampshire

18th October 2014

Hello Guy, Have you and Mark every been to visit David Gilmour's house boat studio Astoria? If you have what's it like? http://z7.invisionfree.com/Sil[...] Yes, very pleasant
you and Mark performing with kids
Steve Dickes
Rochester, MN USA

18th October 2014

Hi Guy, Would you and Mark consider playing a benefit concert with a youth orchestra in Rochester, MN USA? Our organization, Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestra, would find it really cool to collaborate with you guys the next time you come to Minnesota -- maybe for the Tracker tour. Cheers www.semyo.org I'll pass on the request
the single
tony tony
padua

18th October 2014

Hi when will we listen the new single from the album? ciao Tony Single?
Clapton dvd tour documentary
Fran
spain

18th October 2014

You know this new work in DVD ? Your fans need DVD. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_092IQ2r1g Thanks amigo PLEASE put links in the box
Donation at concert
Marc Dousset
Wild West End

15th October 2014

Dear Doc, I recently had the grand pleasure to see the fabulous Ruth Moody and the Wailin' Jennys. Beside the wonderful music they shared with us, I thought they were able to promote their favorite non-profit in a very effective way, basically enrolling any donation into a raffle for a signed CD set. It got me thinking that such a thing could be very effective at an MK concert... And give fans something to talk about :) Given the scale of MK's concerts, a text-to-donate service such as the one in the link might be a more sensible approach. NO, I am not affiliated with this company, but I thought they described the process well. Thanks for listening! https://www.mobilecause.com/co[...]
Misc
Gary
Ascot

14th October 2014

Guy, just a quick thank you for all the work you have done to allow us fans into the life of your industry over the last 15 years. One question, if I may? Are you looking forward to hearing this new "Pink Floyd" album, "Endless River" which has been dedicated to the late RW. I am also interested to hear how you would rate him seeing as you are both great Keyboard players. Oh, and another cheeky one, have you met or played along side Jon Carin. Oh, and if PF ever wanted backup live, could / would you step up for that one in RW absence?.... just a silly question, don't you think ... Yes
Mixing Gear
Alexander Wurlitzer
Aschersleben, Germany

14th October 2014

Dear Guy, when you mix, do you ever get lost in all the possibilities you have gear-wise? And what´s your favourite album ever recorded just looking at sound quality? For me with MK, Shangri - La is loud and powerful (louder than the rest of the catalogue) and Get Lucky sounds a little more mellow than the rest, which I like. All the very best, Alex No, never. I generally know what I want and now how to get it. The luxury that is British Grove Studios is the great enabler. I love the Who's Next album that Glyn Johns produced.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Edoardo Greco
Pisa - Tuscany - Italy

14th October 2014

Hi Guy! Have you ever seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa? I know you sometimes landed in Pisa Airport when you are on tour, and maybe you had the chance to see it. If you have not seen it yet you should see it! It's amazing! See you in Milan and in Lucca! Have a nice mixing! ;) Hasn't that fallen over yet? Yes, it's amazing
new tracker album
david murdock
birr. co. offaly ,eire

14th October 2014

hi guy and all at british grove .will new album tracker be available on blu ray audio and can we expect live blu ray /cd from this tour . Questions I cannot answer
album
Jon Bell
London

13th October 2014

current project aside, which is your favourite of the previously released knopfler albums? my guess is Get Lucky - am i correct? I don't really do favourites...on projects I've worked on
tickets
paola
italy

13th October 2014

see you in Amsterdam and Piazzola! They assigned fantastic seats, I'm really so happy!!
ad with Walk of Life
Ruben Saenz de Viteri
eastern PA USA

12th October 2014

You guys know Astra Zeneca is using Walk of Life for their Farxiga ad? Sounds good...unusual place to hear it but hey.... Yes I was aware of that
Upcoming tour
Marc Colson
Genk (Belgium)

12th October 2014

Dear Mr. Guy, I am so chuffed and happy. I received an E-mail confirmation of my seats for the upcoming tour next year and I never thought I would have the same amount of good luck as last year. Last your during the Privateering Tour I was given 2 seats in Antwerp on the second row and guess what. This year I have (again) seats on the second row. "I'll be watching you" is a good phrase in this context I guess. And I have already heard that Sofie (who also posts here sometimes) is having her seats on the front row so we will surely see eachother again before or after the show. Take care and thanks for the forum and the nice music you give us.
album Tracker
Marco Danen
Roosendaal Netherlands

12th October 2014

Hello Guy, When will the tracks be announced from the album tracker. Is it possible that, like other times, we can here a short piece of the tracks. Thanks already, Marco That's up to the management and the label. One would hope so.
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surf/sup
Rob van Kempen
Holland

12th October 2014

Hi Guy,great news about this new Tour and the Tracker-album coming out next year .Very looking foreward to both of them!!!(I`ll be seeing (listening to)you all in June in Amsterdam).I just got back from vacation in Lanzarote,wich is a great island for practising watersports!(lot`s of SUP and surfing overthere).Sunny,warm and always a breeze.Have you ever been there to catch a surf?Cheers,Rob Thanks, no, never been to Lanzarote.
Disappointing, to say the least, seats assignment by MK.com
Dazzi Michele

12th October 2014

Dear Guy, I know you aren't directly involved in this topic, but I'm writing to you "pour connaissance". I've bought, the 30th of September 2014, at the very first second of each presale, two tickets for Lucca Prima Platea (82 euro and spare) and four ticket, always Prima Platea (78 euro) for Piazzola sul Brenta, respectively 18 and 22 of July, 2015. Now, today I've received the confirmation emails with the seats assignment, and even though that I was the first customer at 10 am and 11 am for each date, I've been assigned the farthest seats from the center of the stage, first row. Would you like to know why? Because the promoter started to assign the seats from the left, namely from the farthest portion from the stage. So the first that bought the tickets, like me, will found themselves off stage, right on front of megascreens. Wow. Not bad for having forked out something like 500 euros in all, and having paid a well ten months before the show. If you reserve a row, like MK.com has done, you have to assure that better places are given away before. Incredible. I think that these "distractions" by MK tickets service or Italian promoter D'Alessandro e Galli are pretty much disappointing, and I wrote to them and to MK tickets staff asking for a refund, because even today you can pay less, choose your seats and find a far better one than mines. Cheers, and sorry for this rant. You're right. I am not involved with this topic.
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没 有 问 题, 祝 你 健 康 而 已
马 强 恩
美 国 ; 南 加 洲

12th October 2014

医 生, 你 好。 我 只 想 说 ”Knopfler 先 生 和 您 都 是 非 常 好 的 作 曲 家。“ 我 真 喜 欢 听 你们 创 作 的 音 乐。 谢 谢。 应 该 可以 用 “谷 歌 翻 译” (Google Translate) 回 答 (如 果 你 想 要 回 答 的 话)。 明 年 见。 干 杯。 感謝您的留言,我(我們)非常感謝您的留言。祝愿所有在中國
John Anderson
Mohammed Temsamani
Montréal, Canada

11th October 2014

Hi Guy, just wanna share this superb version of when it comes to you. What amazes me the most of MK is his capacity of pulling off great great country songs to match up or even surpass the so called specialists of country music. Awaiting the new album… Thanks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v[...]
Tracker editions
Daniel
Madrid, Spain

10th October 2014

Hi Guy, now you´re on the mixing process and everything involved in the new release, maybe we are in time to ask you about this. Maybe you can help or maybe not, which I can understand. Or maybe you can pass it to whom it may concern. In the case you have different editions to be published... I´m between the the loyal fans who gets all the music available on the releases MK put out, so I have to purchase all the editions, to support the artist firstly and also as a collector. I would do the same again for Tracker, but maybe you can try to put as much as music possible (all!) in the cheapest edition :) If not possible, then put everything in the Deluxe Edition for what we pay good money. But, please, don´t put an additional album edition with live tracks which are not present in the Deluxe and if you buy the album in Amazon.de then you get an extra track unavailable elsewhere (and lossy), same for iTunes. I´m not complaining, just try to get as much as possible for my money without having to buy the same thing again and again. I now you understand. Cheers.
Stevie Nicks and Mark's music
Pavel Fomenkov
Russia

10th October 2014

Just want to say that Mark's music means Mark's music — the song “She Loves Him Still” is basically “Irish Boy” with lyrics by Stevie. You can hear it on her new album.
tour 2015 in france
lardreau valérie
magny cours france

10th October 2014

Hi Guy, I'm so happy to know a new album will coming soon and I wait it with impatience. I live in the middle of the country and my question is to know if you will play in Clermont Ferrand ? I need to choose for the distance Paris or Clermont Ferrand, and I'd like to reserve real soon. Thank you for the forum. Bye. As I've intimated before, I haven't even looked at the tour dates.
API vs. NEVE
Thomas.

10th October 2014

Dear Dr.Fletcher, First of all, we love your microphone stories! So you have worked on the new album Tracker both in studio 1,2 moulding the different musical parts using the API Legacy console in studio 2 and the mighty NEVE 88 console in studio 1. The good doctor and Mark have both mentioned that you cherish the API and that it has its own beautiful sound to it. Question: How would you describe the differences in sound between these two consoles? If you want to describe differences using food ingredients, works fine for me to. With gratitude and admiration, Thomas. You could say that the Neve 88 is the full course meal at a Michelin starred London restaurant (think Ledbury, Petrus or Hedone) and the API is the greatest fish and chips in the world.

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