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Julio
Kingdom of Valencia

1st September 2014

No to what? A/the parts played by Matt Rollings and Danny Cummings will be replaced by Jim Cox and Ian Thomas to keep the same band of the whole recording session or b/could be used even the band personal of the new record is different? There are no songs from previous sessions being considered for the new record. We have plenty of new material.
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Julio
Kingdom of Valencia

1st September 2014

Hello Doc. I just recall that "Remembrance Day" that was released in "Get Lucky" cd was previously recorded during the "Crimson" sessions and some parts were re-recorded by Matt Rollings and MK played more guitar on it. I was wondering that now that MK has a different band, if MK decides to get back a track recorded for, lets say, "Get Lucky", the parts played by Matt Rollings and Danny Cummings will be replaced by Jim Cox and Ian Thomas to keep the same band of the whole recording session or could be used even the band personal of the new record is different? no
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Alexander Wurlitzer
Aschersleben, Germany

31st August 2014

Dear Guy, yesterday I played with a musician and he´s like "my brother went to school with Mark Knopfler" and he told me wonderful stories of the early songs as he grew up in the same town and knew the places Mark went to. His name is Chris Blevins and he know lives and plays in Germany. His brother Steve unfortunately passed away 10 years ago. I asked Chris if I´m allowed to write this to you and he said ok. I also recently purchased a StuderRevox PR99 1/4 2-track and enjoy the sound of tape. Some plug-ins I have do really good actually but it´s something different. All the best, Alex
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Ice Bucket Challege, Mark Knopfler tagged!
Julio
Kingdom of Valencia

31st August 2014

Hello Doc. I guess that even you were on holidays, you've heard about the Ice Bucket CHallenge campaign to raise funds against ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) which Mike Porcaro, bassist of Toto and Jeff's brother suffers. Bill Wyman taged Mark Knopfler as you can see in the video, it is supposed that people tagged had to donate money to charities or fundations that works fighting this terrible disease and then throw over them a bucket with iced water, and nominate three other people. SO now its Mark Knopfler turn, thanks to Mr Wyman! Ps/ I hope that Mr Knopfler taggs you, LOL! https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...]
Fuzz Face
Arthur Brendler
Brasil

31st August 2014

Hi Doc. You or MK ever tried a Fuzz Face? Cheers. Yes, they're fuzzy. Great if you want fuzzy.
Scottish Independence
Cameron
Scotland

31st August 2014

Hi Guy,I've been looking at the list of names on the "open letter to Scotland" who are hoping to sway us Scots into remaining within the UK and not vote for independence. Everyone from Jagger,Bowie,Sting,McCartney to Simon Cowell are all signatories. I also spotted John Ilsley's name on the list. Has MK expressed an opinion on this matter; I would have thought as he was born in Scotland, he would have more interest than a lot of the names on the list. It's wrong that there are around 1 million Scots born people living in England and hundreds of thousands elsewhere around the globe that will have no vote whatsoever as to what happens to their country. I couldn't possibly comment on behalf of Mark. Myself, I would join that list regardless of the fact that Cowhole is on it!
Bill Wyman ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Fran
Spain

31st August 2014

Hello Guy, MK knows this ? Knopfler nominated for Bill WYMAN for ALS. Thanks https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...]
apologising himself
PAULO G.

31st August 2014

1- dear doc, i know it is an unconfortable question or answer, but, because i and many miss the joy of mk playing guitar, i am asking you if the new album has more mk guitar sound/melody than the last album. 2- you know, sometimes we think that mk is apologising himself for being a great guitar player and forgetting that writing lyrics for songs is quite different from being a writer. i am listening now to portobello belle, and it is simple, joyful and great. I'm sure you can decide for yourself soon
Floyd ding a new album
Maarten Van Pottelberghe

30th August 2014

david is doing it to honour the great Rick Wright, he had a big part in the stuff that will be released and david supposedly promised to do this on his "death bed"
Diary page
Erwin
Netherlands

29th August 2014

Will there be another diary page from the new album now you are going back to the studio? I'm not too sure, if not I will post an addendum to the last diary entry.
Hello
Louise G, 26
Cornwall

29th August 2014

Hi Guy. I'm a newbie to the forum, so I just wanted to say hello! I find reading your website very interesting and a great insight. I have only had the pleasure of seeing Mark Knopfler, yourself and the band live once (May last year at RAH) and it was an absolute dream come true. I have been reading the posts about the pending new album, which I am very excited about! And the possibility of another tour, and another chance to see you all live, I can't wait. I know this forum is intended for questions really, but I didn't think it would hurt to express my love for the work that you all do. Many thanks...more info on all that coming very soon as we resume after a break.
Chuck Ainley
Christophe Thimmesch
Antwerp

29th August 2014

Hi Guy, i was wondering, is chuck ainley still involved in the latest recording sessions in BG Studios? Not on this record I'm afraid.
NYXL strings
Marko
Croatia

29th August 2014

Have you tried new strings by D'Addario? I believe Mark has.
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Cakes and pies
Daniel
Zaragoza, Spain

29th August 2014

Hi Doc!!How are you???Hope fine. Hope you´re having good holidays ;) Take a look at my photo!!A friend of mine brought me these delicious cakes from the north of Spain. They are called "sobaos" and the brand...haha...El Macho!! They are mainly made of butter, flour and eggs, but these ones are particularly delicious!! First I got them, I started laughing..."El Maaachooooo" I hope next tour you come to Spain, I could gave you a pack of them. I guarantee you will really like them!!! Best Regards, Daniel P.S.:sorry for my poor English :( brilliant
Digital to Analog?
dave kopec
Mahwah NJ

29th August 2014

I picked up the fantastic JJ Cale Tribute by EC on vinyl. I think it sounds fabulous and the entire package is fantastic. I presume in this day and age it was recorded digitally before it was sent to vinyl? (Although I know British Grove cuts analog). Does it really make a difference? Great job on the MK/EC collaborations, by the way, wow! Yes, it was recorded digitally.
Listen Again
Paul Harding
Woking

29th August 2014

This is Rick Wakeman on BBC Radio 4 Extra's 'Loose Ends' magazine programme playing The Beatles Eleanor Rigby in the style of which classical composer ? This is not a quiz. It's just that I forgot the named composer ! No sign of arthritic digits here. This really is quite something else . . . http://www.bbc.co.uk/programme[...] Answers on a postcard
John Hiatt
Sammera asaff
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

29th August 2014

Say Guy, have you listened to any of this CD? Some sweet songs here...I'm rather partial to Nobody Knew His Name..........:) http://youtu.be/G0ZwYT-VCKI can't say I have
showcases
Erwin
Netherlands

29th August 2014

Guy, i really liked those showcases you did some years ago. With the new album in the works are you/MK thinking of doing some again when the new album is out or are the showcases belonging to the past? All the best.... Only time will tell
Birthday !
Philippe
Peyrolles - France

29th August 2014

hello Guy ! I want first to thank you for all the good you give us, sharing all those moments you spend with Mark, making us as a part of the band. Please wish Mark an happy Birthday and a lot of news records and shows ! P. Sorry for the belated postings, I've been away on holiday
PA at gigs.
Ian Guest
Yorkshire

29th August 2014

Hello Guy trust your well. Just wondering how much involvement you have/had with FOH sound. Can you tell me what pa gear you used on the Straits gigs and what amps/wattage you used. I saw you in the Straits gig at Sheffield arena and the sound was pretty awesome. Do you get chance to listen to your gear out front? Kindest regards Ian Sorry Ian, I couldn't recall that. Ask me when we're on tour next and I'll have a look.
Comment
Jane Tressel
VA

29th August 2014

From Pieta, a very nice version of an outstanding song. You’ve undoubtedly heard it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...] Yes indeed. Lovely.
5:15 AM
Johnny Lee

29th August 2014

Hey doc! So I've been listening to you and Mark a lot lately, and one song of Marks confused me. So, I was wondering if I could possibly beg you to as Mark what is the meaning if his song "5:15 AM" of if his Shangri-La album. Thanks!! ~ Johnny Sorry Johnny, I don't do 'meanings'. You'll have to interpret yourself.
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Pieta Brown - \
Guy Krispin
Israel

29th August 2014

Hi Doc, Did you hear this new version? nice one http://www.pastemagazine.com/b[...] yes
Vocoder or Guitar talkbox?
Roy A
Tucson, AZ

29th August 2014

Hi Doc Did the Doc or MK ever think of in the recent or distant past to incorporate vocoder or Guitar talkbox (like Peter Frampton/Joe Walsh do) in any of their music in DS or sol albums? And if have to ask The Doc, which guitar player in his opinion does a fantastic job with the vocoder/Guitar talkbox? Thanks Roy A Not a big fan of that device. They made it work though
Not much
GP
Reading

29th August 2014

Guy, What is your take on "Pink Floyd" bringing out a new album this year based on old stuff from an album 20 years ago? And, was there anything left over from BIA or OES that did not make it that could be released if Mark chose to do so? I guess back then these tracks were destined for B-Sides, "Millionaire Blues" for an example. Actually I am suprised Gilmour is dong this. He always had the same view on Mark about going back to the past. P.S I'd love to know how many hits you get on this site..? Each to their own..As far as site hits go, it varies a lot.
Streaming Lossless
Christoph
Northern Germany

29th August 2014

Given the recent discussion on the quality of compressed digital files and lossless i might add another question. Do you think streaming lossless files via airplay has any influence on the output quality? not that i've tried myself (or would notice any difference)... :) Can't say I've noticed
Happy Birthday
Franco Furcone
Palermo, Sicily

12th August 2014

Hello Guy! Happy Birthday to our teacher. Happy Birthday !!
Happy Birthday MK :)
Ann
Northern Germany

12th August 2014

Happy Birthday Mark Knopfler! All the best to you and a big thank you for making every guitar and our souls smile :) And warm greetings to you Guy! Ann :)
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Congratulations to master!
Cláudia Sampaio
Brasil

12th August 2014

The rush of day-by-day what matters most is the difference you make in our lives. On this day so important for you to wish you all the happiness in the world
JJ Goldman
Christophe Thimmesch
Antwerp

11th August 2014

Hi Guy, wondering if you know this band? Jean Jacques Goldman ... one of France's finest songwriter/perfomer ever ! enjoy :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH55qdVkdbw https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...]

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