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  • Summary: The former lead singer for Dire Straits releases his sixth solo album.

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Border Reiver
Southern bound from Glasgow town she's shining in the sun My Scotstoun Lassie, on the border run We're whistling down the hillsides, and tearing up... See the rest of the song lyrics

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  1. Listening to Get Lucky feels like a journey, where great care has been taken to ensure that you'll come back a little better.
  2. With Get Lucky, however, Knopfler has created an enjoyable collection of blues shuffles, countrified ballads, and Celtic-influenced folk songs that deserves attention and, perhaps most important, deserves to stand on its own.
  3. Knopfler's distinctive conversational baritone begins calmly intoning lyrics, and eventually there are examples of his melodic fingerpicked guitar style on both acoustic and electric.
  4. Mojo
    Esteemed guests such as flautist Michael McGoldrick, accordionist Phil Cunningham and fiddler John McCusker ornament the arrangements exquistely, while the Knopf's ever-tactile guitar continues to say more with three notes than most do with 20. [Oct 2009103]
  5. Q Magazine
    A reflection on a childhood spent between Glasgow and Newcastle, Get Lucky is all muted colours, bluesy licks and hard-won wsdom, delivered with a subtlety benefitting the presence of Scottish multi-instrumentalist John McCusker. [Oct 2009, p.113]
  6. Uncut
    Unfortunately, every note is so restrained as to verge on the apologetic, resulting in songs capable of being forgotten even while they're playing. [Oct 2009, p.101]
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