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The music of Mark Knopfler

By August 31, 2013

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When Mark Knopfler's album, Privateering gets it U.S. release on September 10, there will be more than a few reasons to sit up and take notice.

This is the first time since he started recording albums with Dire Straits in 1978 that Knopfler has released a double-album. It will be his seventh solo studio album, surpassing the six released by Dire Straits in their lifetime (1977-95.)

With the new album, Knopfler once again shows his talent for merging varied styles (in this case, blues rock, folk, country, and Celtic) into his own unique sound.

Taken together, sales of albums by Knopfler as a solo artist and Dire Straits are in the stratosphere at somewhere north of 120-million. Here's a look at how Knopfler's solo catalog has contributed to that remarkable figure.

Mark Knopfler solo discography

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