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Mark Knopfler — Beryl
Album: Tracker
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Released: 2015
Length: 3:06
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Beryl was on another level
When she got a Booker medal
She was dead in her grave
After all she gave
After all she gave

Beryl, every time they'd overlook her
When they gave her a Booker
She was dead in her grave
After all she gave
After all she gave

It's all too late now
It's all too late now
It's too late, you dabblers
It's all too late
It's too late, you dabblers
It's all too late

Beryl, the tobacco overtook her
When they gave her a Booker
She was dead in her grave
After all she gave
After all she gave

It's all too late now
It's all too late now
It's too late, you dabblers
It's all too late
It's too late, you dabblers
It's all too late

Beryl was on another level
When she got a Booker medal
She was dead in her grave
After all she gave
After all she gave
After all she gave
After all she gave
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Long Live                                                                                          Radio Paradise
This is to me                                                                                   9 -OUTSTANDING
I want to have Mark's babies. In a non-gay sorta way.


Since so many years now he's definitely one of the best Artists out there! Everytime i hear his Music, i get a very special feeling (like i'm coming home or something in this direction).. 
Mark is amazing
 FlatCat wrote:
Perfect musicianship. But rather soulless to my ear.

 
Exactly. Like he has nothing to say, but in a bad way!


Perfect musicianship. But rather soulless to my ear.
 pfreet wrote:
First time I've heard this song and three seconds in I knew it had to be a Knopfler song. Amazing to have that much of a unique signature, yet have such a broad catalog of work.

 
What pfreet said! 

           
               Hymn Berry
       
           Yea Folks in Babel
         They're from Nerdistan.
  
 Berryl, yea she's with the Chatteratis
   Thanks to moonlight for ha'penny
she 'd  let you to happen as poetic license.
        .
My favourite from this latest Knopfler collection.

Did, initially, put me in mind of a Flight of the Conchords ditty - Carol Brown (Choir of Ex-Girlfriends).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWLG7OQCuFo&feature=player_embedded

 Beryl Bainbridge. She wrote "The Bottle Factory Outing." Some say, she got robbed on the Man Booker Prize for it.
Antigone wrote:
Is this about Beryl Markham? Can't tell from the lyrics.



 


Is this about Beryl Markham? Can't tell from the lyrics.


Berylium.
First time I've heard this song and three seconds in I knew it had to be a Knopfler song. Amazing to have that much of a unique signature, yet have such a broad catalog of work.
 Lex wrote:
Has a little JJ Cale sound to it - doesn't it...........

 
And that is not a bad thing.  

This sounds great on the first listen. 
 LPCity wrote:
Mark Knopfler is touring this summer and I have an opportunity to see him.  I'm kind of on the fence about it and would love to hear from anyone who has seen him recently.

 
We saw him a couple of years ago at Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA. While we LOVE his music, we were not at all impressed with his stage presence (it was ho-hum). As was repeated in Hamburg's Kaiserkeller back in the day, "Mach schau, mach schau!"
This particular tune is my least favorite cut on the album.  Its not bad per se, just strikes me as being too crafted/commercial.  Perhaps intended as the tune for single airplay.   I like the album as a whole though.  Nothing overly exciting or surprising about it... mostly, it feels comfortable.

   

 
Has a little JJ Cale sound to it - doesn't it...........
 LPCity wrote:
Mark Knopfler is touring this summer and I have an opportunity to see him.  I'm kind of on the fence about it and would love to hear from anyone who has seen him recently.

 
I've got tickets for when he comes through Washington. I haven't seen him live before, but here's the question I asked myself; "Would I regret it if I had the opportunity, and I didn't see Mark Knopfler live?" to which the answer was a resounding "Yes!"

My first time through this album, I have to admit it wasn't as powerful as I was hoping from my favorite works of his (Brothers in Arms, Ragpickers Dream, Privateering) but it's really grown on my. A true master at work.
Mark Knopfler is touring this summer and I have an opportunity to see him.  I'm kind of on the fence about it and would love to hear from anyone who has seen him recently.

Best track of this album. At least, that's how i currently feel, it tends to switch between songs over time. {#Ask}

 

I'm guessing i'm a lifetime fan of Mark (ask me again in hopefully say 50 years from now). I love it all, yet i still think he should rip his six-string for at least one song per album. I get the whole "less is more" approach, but man, in his Dire Straits days (especially live) he blew me away with his unique tone and melodic solo's. Nothing quite like it. He can still do it, but it's almost as if he is afraid to let it all out.

It's great he releases a new album every two years, but ever since "The Ragpicker's Dream" he switched to lower gears. Every album since is great, but nothing really stands out. His guitar is his trademark, but he doesn't showcase it anymore like he used to.


New Knopfler! 
Please be as good as the rest!
With that pedigree, it's got a 7 on the first note. 
first cord... Hey, this is Mark Knopfler

edit: And further in, tis pretty good stuff. 7 for now.