Good performance of many songs, walk of life, philadelphia, bonaparte, speedway and telegraph road he does better than ever! Incredible how he makes the gitar sing! Great voice, but I wish he could sing the three words "Brothers In Arms", insted of whisper them. Some songs he seem tired of playing, a smiling Mark on stage would make up for some missing old classics!
He has a powerful, wonderful voice, and a beautiful English, I`d love to hear him talk more, during quit parts of songs, and between them. A show could improve a lot with little efford from Mark!
What It Is, Boom Like That and Sonny Liston all have a big potensial, played "correctly". WII and SFSL are played too slowly, WII and BLT have too many instruments, and WII should have fiddle and more distinctive acustic gitar. Like on german TV back in 2000, the instrumental part of What It Is was fenomenal!
I don`t feel we get to know the Mark Knopfler of today when he repeats the Dire Straits songs from tour to tour, same highlights in a way. He must please the crowd, but wonder if he pleases himself? His solomaterial is strong as hell, Summer Of Love, Metroland, Ambulance, APWWused To Live, Ragp.Dream all deserve to be played live. What about a solonight in London soon with fiddle on What It Is? He could play How Long, Single Handed Sailor, and maybe a fast Sultans Of Swing like Wembley -85, and then Shangri-la and Ragpicker-stuff would make up a killer set-list! How about it...??