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(YouTube)   Excellent remaster of arguably the greatest Dire Straits performance of "Sultans of Swing" ever, from Alchemy Live. A bonafide classic   ( divider line
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2012-11-10 02:53:48 PM  
4 votes:
How can someone so talented not understand the concept of enunciation? I can't imagine what it must have been like to be the audio engineer in the studio recording their albums. How I envision it:

Engineer: Try that again, Mark. This time, try to be a tiny bit clearer.
Knopfler: Whazzatfulrpprrr fourtaaaiii
Engineer: Better. OK. Once again, and let's remember- words have endings AND beginnings.
Knopfler: Whazzafulple fourtaimmphsshph
Engineer: Try this: a BAND was PLAY ing DOUB ell FOUR time. Let's just talk it out this once. Leave the guitar off. After me: A
Knopfler: A
Engineer: Band
Knopfler Whasszzarhndplmff
Engieeneer: Band. Buh. Buh. Buh. Aaaaaa NNNNN Duh
Knopfler: Buhghslj
Engineer: Good. Now aaaaaaaa
Knopfler: aaaaaaaaaa
Engineer: Excellent- I think you're getting it. Try one more go? Cue playback.... And:
Knopfler: Whazzatfulrpprrr fourtaaaiii
Engineer: Sigh
2012-11-10 09:22:33 AM  
1 vote:
People badmouth Jimmy Carter, but he was responsible for some outstanding music.
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