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Dire Straits reunion ???????
Patrick
Carcassonne, France

27th February 2015

Hello Guy. First I would like to thank you for all the time you spend answering our questions. I can't wait to hear the new album and to see you live in Barcelona. Now, my question. New rumors have emerged, of a DS reunion in 2015 or 1016. At first I thought 'bullshit". And now, the rumor is even growing. Here is what I found this morning : "Dire Straits reunion in 2015 or 2016? Dire Straits will probably reconvene for a couple of concerts. A press conference to announce the temporary reunion of one of the biggest rock acts of the eighties and nineties will follow later this year. Former Dire Straits rhythm guitarist Phil Palmer alluded to this backstage after a John Illsley concert in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) on February 26th. Whether the reunion will take place in 2015 or 2016 remains unclear. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the band's official split up. An other possibility for the reunion could be the fact that 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Dire Straits' latest studio album On Every Street." Very very strange, and to be honest, I'm not even sure I would be happy if it happened, but can you say a word about this ("bullshit" is an acceptable answer !) Bullshit
Duets
Tim Littman
Essex

27th February 2015

After the success of the Emmy Lou project, would you guys consider a similar project with Ruth Moody? I love that album but I believe, with Ruth's involvement, it could be something really special. I'm sure it could
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Devialet Phantom
Stephane
Brittany

27th February 2015

Hello Doc, I understand Devialet are demoing their Phantom in London. Did you or Mark try it ? I've never heard of them TBH
Alfa driver
Riccardo Bruni
Firenze, Italy

25th February 2015

Dear Guy, I thought the question was quite obvious but as I don't see it showing up in the forum, I start thinking that either it is not so obvious, or I'm the only one missing the information. So, who's the man Mark is in the Alfa with in the Tracker short film, assuming you are allowed to reveal it? That's Alain DeCadenet
Sax
Rail King
Switzerland

25th February 2015

As always when there's saxophone in a MK song, there's some debate among fans whether that's just the right thing, or whether it's "awfully 80s". You obviously like the instrument, and Nigel obviously is a great player, but I wonder whether that "style" discussion is something Mark and you would care about at all? Not in the slightest
Exclusive film or not?
Alexander
Berlin

25th February 2015

Hi Guy, there is one little question which I'd appreciate if you could pass this on to MK management (in case you cannot or arent't allowed to provide us with an answer). A (btw fantastic) short film on Tracker has been published last week. However, part of the Tracker box set is "a film on Tracker". Now, this film would clearly be part of the motivation to buy this (quite expensive) package. But it would be good if management could clarify whether this is the same film which has already been published. Thanks in advance. Best, Alexander. I'm told it's the same film.
Tremolo
Christophe Durchateau
Sunny Cardiff

25th February 2015

Greetings Guy, In an answer to a previous question about what was living on your pedal board you stated that you used a Tremolo pedal. As this is one of my favourite effects I'd be interested to know which one you use please? With grateful thanks, Chris Just a Boss PN-2
Wherever I go
Nicolas Viollier
UK

24th February 2015

Hello Guy, Will keep it short to say this song is Beauty. Really went straight to my emotions' area in my brain. Thanks to the band for putting out such a gem.
Happy Microphones
Marilyn
Phoenix, AZ

24th February 2015

Who knew that "happy microphones" are the key to your success! Loved the Henrik Hansen video. So many little pleasures and life lessons to enjoy from it - besides the wonderful music. Sometimes I re-watch it just to look at the carved bird and to hear you talk about smelling tape. It is a beautiful, peaceful video in a world that seems to be quite harsh these days. I love Mark saying "when you've got a little bit of time, it's nice to take it." Thank you all for sharing your time, your patience, and your humor. When life and people disappoint, I go to your Privateering Diaries and click on the icon of your wife's beautiful painting. Then, I read what you have to say about socks. I figure that if someone with so much talent, who travels the world, who gets to make beautiful music with Mark Knopfler can get excited about cotton socks and the smell of tape, I can look for comfort and pleasure in a cup of tea, a bird book, and a walk in the woods. Wish I could smell tape. I count among my many blessings tickets to two of your concerts in the U.S.A. Can't wait!
Hanson Film...
Kurt Wege
Toronto, ON

24th February 2015

The Hanson film on MK is fabulous - if anyone else thinks otherwise, they are entitled to do so - but must be boffo.
Ruth Moody
Mike Buck
NC

23rd February 2015

The Tracker Diary entry mentions that Ruth "wowed us once more with her singing on a few tunes" --so she does other background vocals on Tracker? Does she appear on other tracks that made the final Tracker cut? yes
Wherever I Go
bruno-xavier
Aquitaine (France)

23rd February 2015

Hello Doc ! I just want to say that "Werever I Go" is a beautiful song ! The music is beautiful, the words are beautiful, the voice of Ruth Moody is beautiful ! I love this song !!! Thank you Guy, Mark, Ruth and all the musicians to have made this gorgeous song ! I can't wait for the new album !
Tour break
Dan
SW3

23rd February 2015

Same as Marc, I was hoping for some more dates in that period 22/06 to 03/07. Asked MK news and was told all European dates have been announced, so I guess that is a well earned break. Got tickets for Mainz and Mannheim the other day for my June dose.
Thanks
Nick Hawthorne
Dalkeith, Scotland

23rd February 2015

Not a question Guy, but just a message to say - thanks. In looking forward to the new album I have been immersing myself in some other recent albums and have spent the last week revisiting Get Lucky and Privateering. Both of these albums are absolutely wonderful - so many superb songs and terrific moments they are too many to mention here - but from the classic opener of Border Reiver on Get lucky, through highlights such as Monteleone, Get Lucky, to the closing Piper to the End, which sounds like a beautiful lament that is old as the hills, then to Privateering - so many great song son that it is almost overwhelming - Haul Away - gorgeous - to stuff like Corned Beef City - Yon Two Crows, Miss You Blues, Radio City Serenade - they just sound like standards of the genre. Anyway - please pass thanks on to Mark and all involved - and thanks to you Guy - looking forward to the new album and the tour immensley, see you in Glasgow. You all make a lot of people very happy.
Confirming the break in the tour
Marc Dousset
MT

23rd February 2015

Dear Doc, I noticed a while back there was a hole in the tour schedule between June 22 and July 3rd. I was secretly hoping more dates would be announced but it seems at this point, this will be a well-earned rest. Can you confirm? BTW, I'll add my voice of support for the beautiful Tracker short film. Most former videos I have watched once but this one, I am drawn to watching it every day. Can't wait to hear the rest of the album. I think there is a break scheduled then
tour
chris drayton

23rd February 2015

hi guy can't wait for the album and see you guys on the road this year. wherever i go is such a beautiful deep song love it great work. always makes me smile when you say the smell of tape love it. quick question do you know what dates if any that ruth moody will be with you in Europe hope to see her live with you thanks Not yet
Lights of Taormina
Franco Furcone
Palermo, Sicily

23rd February 2015

Hello Guy! Thank you for all the emotions that we give away. I heard the snippet "Lights of Taormina " in the trailer(beautiful film!) I started crying with emotion. You can send a special thanks to Mark! Just one question if you can tell me. Because the tour will not go back to Taormina? Logistical problems or what? Thanks again. Do not forget the special thanks to Mark! Hello. Time
Just love it
Ernst van de Luijtgaarden
Netherlands

23rd February 2015

Dear Guy, A lot of surprises this week. First a very nice film by Henrik Hansen and a another song from the Tracker album. Today I was working on a paper about European tort law and I probably played Wherever I Go forty times. Perfect song to study with! Also bought tickets for John's concert friday 27th. Looking forward to (study with) Tracker! Cheers! Cheers
Hansen's film.
Roland Dent Snr
Durham UK

23rd February 2015

Hansen should stick to selling cars. This film is cold. MK has missed something. It is called ART. Dire Straits - Skateaway Woah! Everyone else seems to quite like it.
Great tunes!
Edoardo Greco
Pisa

23rd February 2015

Hi Guy! Nice song Wherever I Go. I hope for a reconfirmation of Telegraph Road in the tour. Can't miss! See you this summer!
Dreams tour
Fran
Spain

22nd February 2015

Every fan we sincerely hope surprises in the setlist, and very variety in the setlist so we can buy several usb. You know better than anyone that we all hope that you can play old themes. This tour will be the tour of our dreams (variety and quantity of songs) ? All think in Silverstown , Tunnel of love, Portobello, ... Gracias amigo.
tracker EPK not visible in Germany
Maarten Van Pottelberghe

22nd February 2015

for me as an illegal alien here in Germany, it seems someone forgot to inform the local copyright boys "Gema" that this artist released video contains artist owned music... "Unfortunately, this video is not available in your country because it could contain music, for which we could not agree on conditions of use with GEMA....." did i mention i hate these guys?
Henrik Hansen
Borja
Galicia

22nd February 2015

Hi Guy! about Henrik HansenĀ“s work, I supose this clip is a part of a full documentary, am i right? nice work on wherever i go, by the way. Please, we want to see Nigel and Ruth in spain! Please, please, please... Thanks!! I don't know
Next Tour
Bruno Mourao
Brazil

22nd February 2015

Hello Guy, did you already started the REHEARSALS? In other question you said about "provisional setlist"... All songs have been chosen? We'll have something new from the old things? I knew I shouldn't have mentioned it
Wherever I Go
Val
UK

22nd February 2015

Hi Guy! "Wherever I Go" is really beautiful. It needed a few listens at first, but now I love it! The short film is really great too. Your facial expression on "the smell of tape" is priceless - I laugh out loud every time! Cheers, Val
Wherever I Go
Jay
Canada

22nd February 2015

Hi Doc, Appreciate your talents and your forum. I love Wherever I go with Ruth Moody. IMO, one of the most lovely songs MK has ever produced. This is entirely a personal opinion and no disrespect meant but I'd love it even more if that saxophone wasn't in there and Mark just played those parts on guitar. Just an opinion. Still love the song and look forward to the album! (Are you playing the lovely piano bits on this song?) Yes, thanks
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Rembrandt
Rob van Kempen
Holland

22nd February 2015

Dear Guy, you might know this already but at the moment the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has a great gallery going on,called ``The Late Rembrandt``.More than 100 paintings,drawings and sketches, from the last period of his life,are being exposed to the public,from musea and private collections.Since it only lasts till mai 17th you might wanna visit Amsterdam a bit sooner than the 6th of June......;<(Since you and some of the Band have been there before ,when on tour in 2013,i thought i just let you know!Cheers,Rob I'll be there on our day off in Amsterdam.
Wherever I Go...
Kurt Wege
Toronto, ON

22nd February 2015

Brings tears to my eyes everytime I listen to it - so beautiful - well done! Many thanks
Wherever I Go
Lars
Groningen

22nd February 2015

Sorry to bother you again Guy, just letting you know I absolutely love Wherever I Go. You hear the influence of your keyboards. It sounds somewhere deep down in the heart of the song, different than I'm used to with Chuck. I'm not going to say anything more about it, you know how it sounds and I'm not going to spoil anything. Maybe a nice song to play live when Ruth and Nigel are around? Oh I just realize that was an actual set list question. Don't shoot me please.. :-) Lars Fear not, it is in our provisional setlist
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Jim Cox on the tour?
Pat Walker
Ellijay, Georgia

22nd February 2015

Thanks so much for posting the link to the "Tracker" video. I'm getting so excited about the album release and tour in the UK and US. I gather that Richard Bennett will be on the tour, even though he didn't play on Tracker, but what about Jim Cox? Will he be touring with the band? Hope so. Looking forward to the new tunes, lyrics, and seeing all of you again--in Newcastle and Charleston, SC, this time around. We also plan to visit Chauvet (Lascaux in 2013). Another peak experience coming up! Yes, the band line up will be the same as on the last tour

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