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Album: All The Roadrunning
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Released: 2006
Length: 4:04
Plays (last 30 days): 2
They say there's wreckage washing up
all along the coast
No one seems to know too much
Of who got hit the most
Nothing has been spoken
There's not a lot to see
But something has been broken
that's how it feels to me

We had a harmony
I never meant to spoil
Now it's lying in the water
Like a slick of oil
The tide is running out to sea
Under a darkening sky
The night is falling down on me
And I'm thinking that I should

Head on home
Been gone too long
Leave my roaming
Beachcombing


Little wild kitten out hunting
To see what he can get
You're in a big city now
won't stop growing yet
The sun is going down smoking
A flaming testament
Something has been broken
And it feels permanent

Little seabird flying
He knows where he wants to go
Guess i ought to pack my stuff
And do the thing I know
I turn around and head on back
Along the old sea wall
I felt something give and crack
And now I'm sorry that's all

Head on home
Been gone too long
Leave my roaming
Beachcombing
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Appropriate, Michael is just now hitting Florida.  Here, just light rain & bands of wind. 
This album is wonderful!
She knows so much more, and told me to stick with there's so much ''here and now'' in Beachcombing.


Tasty stuff. I was just in Nashville last month seeing Shawn Colvin and Emmylou came out to sing a few songs with her, a very nice bonus to a great show.
How sweet.  Their voices blend so well. 
AMAZING!!!!!!!
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

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I agree!

thanks Bill!
What a way to start the day. {#Music}
Wow, what a nice song!!
The girl from Alabama and the Jordy boy.....who woulda believed it could turn out so good.
 teleskialaska wrote:

A great album, by two of the best.



 
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 Darbuka88 wrote:


I completely agree.  I was fortunate enough to see him live once.  Sat near the very front of the concert hall and was able to see all the details.  He is brilliant when it comes to impeccably timed minimalism.  I had been convinced that he wouldn't play 'Telegraph Road' because of the length, but about half way through, one of his back up musicians started playing that first, drawn out note, on some sort of Scottish pipe and the rest was utterly magical!

 
 Shame on you!  After reading your comment, I have to put on Telegraph Road, just to hear that drawn out note, and the rest of the song, of course!  Back to RP afterward.

A great album, by two of the best.


 leafmold wrote:
hard to go wrong with these two

 
Indeed!
One of the best duets in my adult life. 

Love it.  
 hschlossberg wrote:
Wow.  A whole set of country music.  Boo.
 
Dude, this ain't country music.  Ask anyone in Nashville.
A lovely album.
hard to go wrong with these two
Really hits the spot this morning.

9 > 10
Fine, fine tune.

Reading some comments and had a hankering for Telegraph Road, but Via Rail is blocking access to Grooveshark on their complimentary wifi.

Glad RP is under their radar!
The sun is goin' down smokin'

Love it. 
Every time this comes on, I feel, well, more serene. 
Continually amazed
 japanmoran wrote:
I would buy a CD of Mark Knopfler tuning his guitar. He is that good.
 

I completely agree.  I was fortunate enough to see him live once.  Sat near the very front of the concert hall and was able to see all the details.  He is brilliant when it comes to impeccably timed minimalism.  I had been convinced that he wouldn't play 'Telegraph Road' because of the length, but about half way through, one of his back up musicians started playing that first, drawn out note, on some sort of Scottish pipe and the rest was utterly magical!
Love it
Bill, you should play some Grayson Capps!  Check 'im out!
 rabbi_phil wrote:
FWIW....I love emmylou...I met her backstage after a concert some years back.....told her...asked her out.......she's still laughing
 
No pain, no gain.  {#Roflol}
Wow.  A whole set of country music.  Boo.

So many of Knopfler's recordings feature a strong backbeat. This one is Chad Cromwell.


FWIW....I love emmylou...I met her backstage after a concert some years back.....told her...asked her out.......she's still laughing
They make a great couple.
 Jelani wrote:
I don't know, it was kind of a shock to me when her voice came in. It was kind of like Willie Nelson's sister shrieked  in on top of Knopflers smooth tones.
 

{#Yes}
Lovely melody. Very evocative. Love it. 
I am SOOOOO in love with this song! The whole CD is wonderful, but this song just sends me to another realm...
Ya know, I've owned this CD for quite a while, and when I heard RP playing it so often at first, I thought I should just give it a 6, if I remember correctly......which I probably don't....It's a 9 now.
Just ordered this CD, and "Get Lucky" by Knopfler. I yuvs me my credit card...
Here's another good live Youtube clip of "This Is Us:"

Interview and song:
https://youtu.be/00ZNkYmohus


Song only:
https://youtu.be/IiLHid1qVsw

Judging by the comments, this is the recurring Knopfler loop. I'm as much a fan as anyone, but that's a bit too much, well, repetition isn't quite the right word. Time to move on.
 Byronape wrote:
Not complaining, but I've been hearing a lot of Knopfler today.
 
This is not a bad thing, in my opinion. I'm glad you're not complaining. There are others on this thread who are.   Seriously, this song transcends pretty much everything in my musical library. I AM going to purchase it, put it in my Sidekick, and take a summer roadtrip to Oregon, simply because I love this music so much. It really is the kind of song where once it begins, I just want to hit the road and keep on driving...

 xtalman wrote:
Emmylou's voice is fantastic alone but mixes soooo  well with others as evidenced by this album.

 
I agree but find the live recording that much better.


I would buy a CD of Mark Knopfler tuning his guitar. He is that good.
 Byronape wrote:
Not complaining, but I've been hearing a lot of Knopfler today.
 
Yeah.........I know what you mean, some days do seem like that.  I used to love his work, now I'm more neutral & just kind of zone out while waiting for the next song to play....  {#Yawn}
Not complaining, but I've been hearing a lot of Knopfler today.
Jelani wrote:
I don't know, it was kind of a shock to me when her voice came in. It was kind of like Willie Nelson's sister shrieked in on top of Knopflers smooth tones.


Emmylou's voice is fantastic alone but mixes soooo  well with others as evidenced by this album.
I love this song - might have to bump it to a 10.... {#Meditate}{#Sunny}
This makes me sooo happy!  {#Roflol}
gotta move this album up on my wishlist...been floating down there for a while now...
Something has been broken,
And it feels permanent


Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - Belle Starr, Live (2006)

Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris performing live during their tour 'All the roadrunning'. From 'Real Live Roadrunning' recorded at Gibson Amphitheatre 2006.


Saw them @ the Santa Barbara Bowl...fabulous show.  Received a CD in the mail prior to the concert...a gift to ticketholders...what a surprise and a terrific CD!{#Sunny}
 calypsus_1 wrote:


Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - "This is us" Live:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HoOR8OhuRM

 
What a great video!  I noticed that Knopfler's guitar solo was cranked up, but the pianist's finishing solo was barely-audible. Still, it was a good song. I really wish Knopfler and Harris had been in closer proximity to each other - it was almost as if they were shouting across the stage at each other, and I know that wasn't the intention - could be they needed the distance so they could harmonize.

Anyway, thanks, as always, calypsus_1! {#Sunny}
 AMH wrote:
This song, a duet with mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, epitomizes RP to me.  I think that this should be played when RP eventually has a Super Bowl commercial.
 
Super Bowl? Is that some kind of salad making TV chef programme?

MK rules.
Excellent...They do a great duet
I loves me this song - Mark and Emmylou... goooooood schtuff.{#Dancingbanana}
 AMH wrote:
This song, a duet with mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, epitomizes RP to me.  I think that this should be played when RP eventually has a Super Bowl commercial.
 
Whooo-wheeee!  Imagine that!
(I wit de Bluenose Lunenburger who commented earlier!)    {#Arrowd}  {#Smile}


 AMH wrote:
This song, a duet with Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, epitomizes RP to me.  I think that this should be played when RP eventually has a Super Bowl commercial.
 
Touchdown! {#High-five} Any more chili left?

blech

This song, a duet with mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, epitomizes RP to me.  I think that this should be played when RP eventually has a Super Bowl commercial.
I don't know, it was kind of a shock to me when her voice came in. It was kind of like Willie Nelson's sister shrieked  in on top of Knopflers smooth tones.
This album has a crystal clear sound! Great engineering, mixing and production.
This is a great driving song - that sweet shuffle gets me thinking about getting out on a long stretch of road.
Jared wrote:


Thanks for the photo post. Can never have too much Emmy or Mark. And both of them together....close to heaven.

 lmic wrote:
Genius back to "And If Venice is Sinking." Bill Goldsmith, the man with the golden ear...
 
Ditto that.

Genius back to "And If Venice is Sinking." Bill Goldsmith, the man with the golden ear...
{#Sunny} like a sunny day with the top down.

 countyman wrote:
TJS wrote: This is so good. 
 
       for what?  Don't say the ears, that's already been used hundreds of times.
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I think romeotuna owns exclusive rights to that line, and he's used it hundreds of times.  I look forward to the next hundred times he uses it.

I love both these artists. I bought the DVD of the concert with the CD.
The best duet album I have ever heard! A big TEN!

Yes! Godlike!  {#Cheers}
 


 TJS wrote:
This is so good.
  for what?  Don't say the ears, that's already been used hundreds of times.


Love this album, but I seem to hear this one song often. Would be nice to hear others.
 jools wrote:
The (english) uncle of a friend of mine was once married to Emmy-Lou.  He was also a Country singer and his was the first album by a non-american to make the C&W chart in the US.

My friend always referred to her as Aunty Emmy-Lou - so whenever I hear her voice, that is what I hear in my head.  Apparently, E-L went to see The Boss in concert and she asked to go backstage and meet him.  Both artistes stood speechless and jaw-dropped in awe at seeing each other.  How nice!
 
Nice story, jools - very sweet {#Smile}

Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - This is us, Live (2006)

Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
In Brussels at Vorst National (2006.05.26)




 lwilkinson wrote:
All you guys are being too critical. You're missing the mood, the gestalt of the moment as it were. The flow of these two together is fine!
 
Super fine, it's magic!

No matter what song, Knopfler has such a distinctive voice, he seems always to be singing the same song.  Upbeat, downbeat, ballad, blues, rock,...alla same, alla time.  Zzzzzzzzz......

(imoh) M.K. is probably in the top 10 most gifted guitarist that has ever walked the Earth. His technical ability, sense of melody and warmth of spirit merge for a truly exquisite musical texture that more then compensates for any vocal shortcoming. M.K.'s presence in any genre on any recording increases the quality or of that work exponentially. Check out his work with with Chet Atkins.

This is so good.
Mark Knofler does have a country connection. He asked Vince Gill to become a member of Dire Straits in the late 80's. Vince Gill did not accept the offer.

The (english) uncle of a friend of mine was once married to Emmy-Lou.  He was also a Country singer and his was the first album by a non-american to make the C&W chart in the US.

My friend always referred to her as Aunty Emmy-Lou - so whenever I hear her voice, that is what I hear in my head.  Apparently, E-L went to see The Boss in concert and she asked to go backstage and meet him.  Both artistes stood speechless and jaw-dropped in awe at seeing each other.  How nice!
Very nice indeed! Good arrangement, sweet guitar work, and they sound very fine together.
Best album of 2006?{#Bounce}
 Sloggydog wrote:
I am sorry for the hearing problems being experienced by earlier posters who have suggested that Mark Knopfler pretending to sound country is better than the deservingly award winning Plant/Krauss album Raising Sand.  It sounds like someone put a clothes peg on his nose.
 
Perhaps if Robert played guit like MK........................

OK. That's it. The only fair comparison is to have a Knopfler/Krauss album and a Plant/Harris recording.

I feel that the former would be majestic. Her voice and his guitar? Yumm.  {#Pray}
I am sorry for the hearing problems being experienced by earlier posters who have suggested that Mark Knopfler pretending to sound country is better than the deservingly award winning Plant/Krauss album Raising Sand.  It sounds like someone put a clothes peg on his nose.
Emmylou has one of the most seductive voices, ever, still.
More than a nod to Richard Thompson here from MK.
Gorgeous!

 johngf wrote:

 
John? I assume you fourthed!
If so,I'm fifthing

{#Sleep} Es un relajo, los sonidos son  suaves y sujestivos, me parece que es buena la canción.

 bmeador wrote:
yep

Thirded.
 


 Pharlap wrote:
though it probaby goes against the grain.. IMHO, Knofler / Harris trumps Plant/ Krauss for inspired duets.
 

Thirded.
Pharlap wrote:
though it probaby goes against the grain.. IMHO, Knofler / Harris trumps Plant/ Krauss for inspired duets.


Seconded.

Pharlap wrote:
though it probaby goes against the grain.. IMHO, Knofler / Harris trumps Plant/ Krauss for inspired duets.
Agreed - I like them both but this pair really gets it done for me. :jump: Emmylou's voice is transcendent. :good-vibes:
Agree with the earlier comment about a Gram/Emmy request. Or even Gram alone
though it probaby goes against the grain.. IMHO, Knofler / Harris trumps Plant/ Krauss for inspired duets.
queenjill wrote:
Emmylou can do no wrong
In terms of talent, I tend to agree. But the fool with a heavy hand on the volume control will find that lil' Emmylou's high-pitched voice comes through like a chisel to the eardrums. Gotta be careful listening to her stuff.
kazuma wrote:
Keep asking. It's a humongous omission of cosmic cowboy proportions.
xoxox, c.
guysmiley wrote:
Good stuff. How about some Gram Parsons with Emmylou?
Keep asking. It's a humongous omission of cosmic proportions.
Man, what a set! These last four! :clap:
All you guys are being too critical. You're missing the mood, the gestalt of the moment as it were. The flow of these two together is fine!
mandolin wrote:
...i like mark knopfler and emmylou harris better than robert plant and alison krauss...
Neither floats my boat......glug.
...i like mark knopfler and emmylou harris better than robert plant and alison krauss...
nice vocal pairing...nice song...but it's not stellar, what you would expect from combining these two amazing artists
cc_rider wrote:
Wait'll you hear John Prine and Iris Dement together...
Yup, i have had in spite of ourselves album for a while now,quality through and through. Iris dement is just such a great singer.
slowhand wrote:
This is a good album, this is great tune. Wish I could see this duo live, I'm sure it would be magic!
Just happened to catch them together on PBS one night, not sure of the venue. Amazing how familiar everything they do together sounds! 9.
cc_rider wrote:
Wait'll you hear John Prine and Iris Dement together...
Sweet, I love John Prine...will have to investigate.
Little wild kitten out hunting To see what he can get Youre in a big city now Wont stop growing yet The sun is going down smoking A flaming testament Something has been broken And it feels permanent Little seabird flying He knows where he wants to go Guess i ought to pack my stuff And do the thing I know
cc_rider wrote:
Wait'll you hear John Prine and Iris Dement together...
Funny you should mention that - I just picked up In Sptie of Ourselves. Great tune and record.
Sunman wrote:
Solid...though an unusual pairing...
Wait'll you hear John Prine and Iris Dement together...
queenjill wrote:
Emmylou can do no wrong
Amen.
I'm a Knopfler fan, and usually like Emmylou too. But this doesn't seem to be a case where the whole is equal to the sum of its parts.
slowhand wrote:
goosebumps!
On a scale of 1 to 10 it's an Eleven !
Number One on the CD.
Did Knopfler write this?
Emmylou can do no wrong
goosebumps!
This is a good album, this is great tune. Wish I could see this duo live, I'm sure it would be magic!
:bounce:
Solid...though an unusual pairing...
Its a good song. I think that when you add Emmylou's voice to any song, her harmonies take it to the next level.