Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sultan of Swing Mark Knopfler “Ahead of the Game” in Catchy, Haunting Single from New Solo Album


Mark Knopfler, leader of the Dire Straits, established himself a long time ago as a Sultan of Swing.

The good news is, he’s not done. Knopfler has a new single, “Ahead of the Game,” from a solo album called “One Deep River.” If the rest of the album is this good, we’re in for a real treat!

And talk about ‘no one can write a new song.’ Knopfler has found a haunting riff with a strong beat that will stick in your head for a long time. I love this record!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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