Monday, May 4, 2009

Mark Knopfler - Live At The Royal Albert Hall 1996

A. Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, 24th May 1996
B. Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, 25th May 1996
C. Circus Krone, Munich, Germany, 26th June 1996
D. Circus Krone, Munich, Germany, 24th June 1996

Excellent Audience

Disc 1

1. Darling pretty
2. Walk of life
3. Imelda
4. The bug
5. Rüdiger
6. Je suis desolé
7. Calling Elvis
8. I'm the fool
9. Last exit to Brooklyn
10. Romeo and Juliet
11. Sultans of swing

Disc 2

1. Done with Bonaparte
2. Water of Love
3. A love idea
4. Vic and Ray
5. Father and son
6. Golden heart
7. Cannibals
8. Telegraph road
9. Brothers in arms
10. Money for nothing

Disc 3

1. No can do [B]
2. Are we in trouble now
3. Going home
4. You really got be [C]
5. Hawaiian Lullaby (live) [C]
6. Hawaiian Lullaby (tape version #1) [D]
7. Hawaiian Lullaby (tape version #2) [D]

Additional comments

Excellent audience recording, the best of the London 1996 concerts both soundwise and musically. Great versions and some rare songs like Vic and Ray and Are we in trouble now. The Electra Strings are joining the band on some songs and special guests Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings play on Water of love. Also included are some bonus songs from other concerts. No can do from the day after this concert, You really got me played by Jim Cox on accordion from Münich that same year and three different versions of Hawaiian Lullaby. One live version and two different pre-recorded tape versions that were played also in Münich 1996.

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3