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Mark Knopfler — Silvertown Blues
Album: Sailing to Philadelphia
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Released: 2000
Length: 5:24
Plays (last 30 days): 0
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anything by mark knopfler STARTS at 8
 swaller wrote:

Silvertown is a neighbourhood in the docks area of East London which has been redeveloped.
 

Tate and Lyle sugar works was there too.
 skyguy wrote:
I love MK but this is just filler.
 
You should check it out if you like him, new album and new tour !
I miss the "sound" of MK and DS....but am easily fixed of that longing after a song or two every 6 to 12 months.  See you again in April....
I love MK but this is just filler.
 FlatCat wrote:
The guy is a genius, but I get tired of his overproduced, bland songs that all sound more or less the same. 
 
This whole album is beautiful and far from bland. Check out "5:15 am" a beautiful ballad with beautiful words. Or "Speedway at Nazareth" which rocks as well as anything Knopfler ever wrote. Or the title track, which contains a history lesson courtesy of Thomas Pynchon.
The guy is a genius, but I get tired of his overproduced, bland songs that all sound more or less the same. 
 bluematrix wrote:
Typically well crafted song by the very talented Mr. Knopfler. The chorus is a bit too uninspired for me though, and there are so many other gems of his to choose from.

 
Just because Mr. Knopfler has such a long list of gems is no reason not to play this one, Rather merely a reason to play him more often.  One of the most atmospheric musicians at work today.  
Typically well crafted song by the very talented Mr. Knopfler. The chorus is a bit too uninspired for me though, and there are so many other gems of his to choose from.
I usually like Mark Knopfler, but this song is the gem of his work, a pure masterpiece. I sing it when i work, i sing when i love, i sing it even when i sleep. Well done silver boy!
Love how this sons is build, with a long progressive slow introduction and then bringing step by step rhythm and life. I like the way the 2 voices go together and the typical knopfler s guitare touch. Nice.
 jagdaf wrote:
Joe Dirt! Joe Dirt! Only if Kid Rock isn't there!

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Joe Dirt! Joe Dirt! Only if Kid Rock isn't there!
 BrightonGuy wrote:
I think Silvertown simply means being old, silver alluding to the colour of your hair if you're lucky enough to have any when you get to that stage of life. Getting back to the song, its quite drab and uninspiring, so 5 is max. Btw, judging from the paucity of comments on this track, it's not played that often here.. which is a plus.
 

swaller wrote:

Silvertown is a neighbourhood in the docks area of East London which has been redeveloped.

 
I love it when pseudo intellectuals are set straight. Well done, Swaller!
Now,THIS is music. {#Music}
really like hearing Glenn Tilbrook on backing vocals...
 BrightonGuy wrote:
I think Silvertown simply means being old, silver alluding to the colour of your hair if you're lucky enough to have any when you get to that stage of life. Getting back to the song, its quite drab and uninspiring, so 5 is max. Btw, judging from the paucity of comments on this track, it's not played that often here.. which is a plus.

 
Silvertown is a neighbourhood in the docks area of East London which has been redeveloped.
I think Silvertown simply means being old, silver alluding to the colour of your hair if you're lucky enough to have any when you get to that stage of life. Getting back to the song, its quite drab and uninspiring, so 5 is max. Btw, judging from the paucity of comments on this track, it's not played that often here.. which is a plus.
Down to where exactly?
Is this song called SIlvertown, it's just he doesn't mention it much?  {#Wink}
This thought just popped into my head when I saw no comments yet.  I love Mark Knopfler so muuch without the Dire Straits, but then I thought of this - how great would it be if Mark Knopfler and Richard Thompson teamed up for a couple of songs.{#Angel}
IMO, this is one of the top 5 songs of the solo Mark Knopfler career.