Editors’ Notes The fact that Mark Knopfler transitioned so easily from Dire Straits frontman to critically revered troubadour and virtuoso picker speaks to his versatile talents and determination. Rock 'n' roll remains his native tongue, yet his solo records showcase a personal dialect increasingly rooted in country and western, blues, and British folk sounds. But that's not all. He also has composed soundtracks for a string of cool flicks, like the 1983 cult classic Local Hero. You can file Knopfler next to Ry Cooder, T Bone Burnett, and any other musician who can do it all.

SONG
ALBUM
Back on the Dance Floor
5:30
 
Sultans of Swing
5:48
 
Boom, Like That
5:49
 
Money for Nothing
8:26
 
Good On You Son
5:37
 
Why Aye Man
6:12
 
Sailing to Philadelphia
5:29
 
Romeo and Juliet
6:01
 
What It Is
4:57
 
Walk of Life
4:12
 
True Love Will Never Fade
4:21
 
So Far Away
5:12
 
Going Home (Theme from the Local Hero)
5:00
 
The Last Laugh
3:22
 
4:01
 
Heavy Fuel
5:10
 
Golden Heart
5:01
 
3:10
 
Border Reiver
4:35
 
Our Shangi-La
5:41
 
Punish the Monkey
4:39
 
Cleaning My Gun
4:43
 
Love and Happiness
4:20
 
I Will Never Love Again
3:04
 

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