By: Borja
Category: Miscellaneous

July 4, 2017

talking about Julio´s offer, I offer myself as an assistant to support Julio on his work and, by the way, I prefer beer instead of tea. Thank you! : )

(glad to read some good news. Keep going Guy! Thanks, as always, for everything)

By: Julio
Category: General discussion

July 4, 2017

Dear Guy, the release of the Hansen documentary next year is such great news. If it’s in your hands, would you tell to the ones producing it that, please, include subtitles in it to all the fans who doesn’t understand English? I don’t have problems with it but I empathise with all the fans who won’t understand a word. It’s easy to do it and actually I’m sure that there will be many fans that would help with this for free (I offer myself, just for a tea in British Grove lol, to do the Spanish one).

It's not in my hands

By: marc.romero
Category: General discussion

July 2, 2017

March 2018 ??? It seems….40 years later….sounds beautiful. Thanks for 40 years of music

40? blimey....feels like 20

By: MartinChittock
Category: General discussion

July 1, 2017

Hi GF, not a question, but an observation that you know you really should write a suspense novel – you’re an expert at keeping everyone guessing 🙂 Hope the projects are going well, Martin

Thanks, yes all going swimmingly

By: Julio
Category: General discussion

July 1, 2017

I saw your picture in instagram with that clapperboard. Is “Mason Dixon” what it’s written on it? A clue about the secret project?

Could be, but it isn't. We just took part in a performance for a short documentary about the Mason Dixon line and the story of the song Sailing to Philadelphia.

By: Naif
Category: Competition

June 30, 2017

Hello Guy,

Wht do you think about this performance? And about the seaboard ?

» https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fQbtp2BgY4

Yes, very nice.

By: belljon1
Category: General discussion

June 30, 2017

do you think that when someone emerges from writer’s block the end product is a very fine one? just wondering whether delays could one day be seen as a positive, even if they seem endless right now…

Well I have never seen evidence of writer's block with Mark if that's what you're asking.

By: Julio
Category: General discussion

June 30, 2017

According MKnews, the new MK album is scheduled for completion on March 2018, also the Henrik Hanson and maybe a Tracker tour live album considered for 2018, but no word about the secret project and new tour… I hope both are also in the plans 🙂

Yes this is indeed true.

By: Ernst
Category: Competition

June 30, 2017

Hello Guy, can you tell us if the deadline is before 2018? 🙂 Thanks!

nope

By: Naif
Category: General discussion

June 27, 2017

Have you ever considered to revisit some unreleased songs like ”two skinny kids”? Very, very emotional gem,and after Chet, Phil’s gone… İt would be meaningfull.

What is more meaningful to me is working on new creations, the song which you will hopefully know one day soon.

By: Pavel Fomenkov
Category: Gear

June 24, 2017

Hi Doc! I’m not an audiophile by any means (thank god), so I was truly excited over this new turntable on Kickstarter called HYM Seed. I pulled the trigger immediately after discovering the thing and it turns out that it was a huge crowdfunding success, because Seed have reached the $40,000 goal in just 2 hours. Cool, huh? It seems like a very good product, what do you think of it? I love the idea of combining the old with the new, and overall attitude of its creators. Funny thing is that I have a little vinyl collection already with the best records out there, including “The Ragpicker’s Dream” LP (yeah!), Fleet Foxes’ debut album and, of course, “Tracker” among others. Can’t wait!

» https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hym-seed/seed...

If it sounds good, then it is good.

By: Jackal
Category: General discussion

June 23, 2017

Dire Straits reunion? It would be like that Seinfeld reunion on the Curb show some years ago – it was sweet, for nostalgic reasons, to see the gang together again, but honestly, it lacked the old chemistry, and you just sensed how they were not crazy about doing it. Mark’s a clever guy. He knows what he’s doing. And he’s no actor or slick showman – it’s just too clear when he’s not happy on stage. And if he can’t muster up the passion to do the old tunes with the energy they require, I’d rather he’d leave them be.

Yep

By: sv
Category: General discussion

June 22, 2017

Hello Guy: will you have any female vocalists on the new work? I absolutely love the harmonies that were created with Emmylou and Ruth. Quite sublime! Also, do you anticipate another double album? (PS: Emmylou is playing with John Mellencamp at a NYC venue in July. It’s a beautiful, small, renovated stadium in Forest Hills. Full disclosure: so proud the venue is in my ‘hood!)

too early to say

By: Webmark
Category: General discussion

June 22, 2017

Hi Guy,

did Mark write the songs for the forthcomming MK album?

He always does

By: direstr8s66
Category: General discussion

June 22, 2017

I'm usually not one to bring up the Dire Straits reunion topic but In a new interview about plans for the Eagles to play two festivals this summer (Deacon Frey and Vince Gill will share Glenn Frey's duties) Don Henley said: "People want to hear these songs played live by the band that recorded them . . . and even though it is not exactly the same band, they want to hear the songs." I know you and Mark are always looking forward we love and enjoy everything about it. Many of us continue to passionately enjoy the old Dire Straits stuff and hope you fellows can make some time revisit the classics. With that said, bring on the new projects!!! Can't wait to hear them.

By: Cheney Coker
Category: Miscellaneous

June 22, 2017

This goes back to a suggestion that I posed quite a few months back. It seems that your tour cookbook is completely sold out and may not be in line for re-prints. If this is the case, is it possible to send a PDF version of the book to people that might request it? Or to make it easier on you, allow for it to be downloaded from your site? I would love to see it for the photos if nothing else. (I’m also a foodie as my waistline shows and would love to try a few dishes out).

Yes indeed, I will definitely get this together. thanks for the reminder.

By: sv
Category: General discussion

June 21, 2017

Hello Guy, I am following up on Arthur’s post below. There are some terrific songs that were outtakes (What Have I Got to Do) or bonus tracks (Terminal Of Tribute To) that sometimes get overlooked or not listened to as frequently. Is there a chance that all these songs might find their way into one album/one place? That would be hugely appreciated! Thanks.

I would seriously doubt it as, as we are working on new material. There are SO many songs recorded or otherwise that don't make it both for Mark and myself. As I have said before, this is usually for good reason. Don't forget that whilst percentages vary, ALL songwriters write many songs in order to end up with a good one.

By: Arthur Brendler
Category: Tour

June 21, 2017

Hi, Doc.

During those years answering this forum, you told us that some songs was recently (since 2005) rehearsaled but never played live like Mans Too Strong, Terminal Of Tribute To, Portobello Belle, Calling Elvis, So Far From The Clyde…
During the Tracker Tour, On Every Street was rediscovered.
There were others ‘oldies goldies’ rehearsed but never played?

Sorry about my ‘looking from the past’ in this moment of future.
And sorry my poor english.

bye,
Arthur

probably but I can't really remember. Brain not in that mode.

By: Julio
Category: General discussion

June 21, 2017

Hello Doc. Glad to hear that “The mystery project is ongoing and ‘slowly’ gaining momentum”. Reading that it looks like there is not a deadline to the project, there is?

there is

By: The String Taylor
Category: Guy Fletcher

June 20, 2017

Dear Doc, as for putting an album in streaming services, I had a good experience with distrokid. It cost you 20€ a year and you can publish as much albums and singles as you like. It’s a good option if you have more than one published album

» https://distrokid.com/

Thanks. Will check them out