David Knopfler

David Knopfler

Profile:
David Knopfler (born December 27, 1952 in Glasgow) is a Scottish guitarist, singer and songwriter.
Founder member of Dire Straits along with his brother Mark, though David left the group after recording the first three albums so as to 'broaden his horizons'. David played rhythm guitar on Dire Straits' first two albums, Dire Straits and Communiqué. During the recording of Making Movies he left the group to pursue a solo career.
After leaving Dire Straits, David released his first solo album in 1983 titled Release. Behind the Lines his second album was released in 1985 and Cut the Wire in 1986. 1988 saw the release of his fourth album, Lips Against the Steel. - released in the U.S. by Cypress Records. Lifelines in 1991 was recorded in Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios. David released The Giver in 1993. (MESA/Bluemoon in the US). Its sparse acoustic arrangements brought strong critical acclaim. Co-produced with Harry Bogdanovs, Small Mercies and Wishbones followed in 1995 & 2001. Chris Rea guested on Wishbones.
His latest CD, Ship of Dreams was released in 2004. A book of poetry has been recently published with the title "Blood Stones and Rhythmic Beasts" by UK's BlackWing books (Released 6 May 2005. ISBN 0-9550260).
The US & Canadian jazz label Justintime Records released Ship of Dreams in October 2005 with an alternate rendition of "Tears Fall" featuring Megan Slankard (replacing Jule Neigel on the original European release).
Recent co-writing projects have included co-writes with Amilia Spicer, Mack Starks, Megan Slankard and Wendy Lands.
David has also scored the soundtracks for German TV productions including such films as: Treffer (1984), Jakob hinter der blauen Tür (1989) and Der grosse Bellheim.

Knopfler has started recording his next album with keyboardist/producer, Tony Carey.
Sites:
In Groups:
Variations:

David Knopfler Discography

Albums

David Knopfler Release (Album) Polydor Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
David Knopfler Behind The Lines (Album) Intercord Germany 1984 Sell This Version
David Knopfler Cut The Wire (Album) Durium Germany 1986 Sell This Version
STARL 5472 David Knopfler Cut The Wire(LP, Album, Gat) PRT STARL 5472 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
David Knopfler Lips Against The Steel (Album) Polydor US 1988 Sell This Version
David Knopfler Lifelines (Album) Mercury Germany 1991 Sell This Version
David Knopfler The Giver (Album) Ariola Germany 1993 Sell This Version
David Knopfler Small Mercies (Album) BMG, Ariola, Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings US 1994 Sell This Version
David Knopfler Wishbones (Album) Edel, Tru Note Germany 2001 Sell This Version
David Knopfler Ship Of Dreams (Album) Edel Records Germany 2004 Sell This Version
CDParis12 David Knopfler With Harry Bogdanovs David Knopfler With Harry Bogdanovs - Acoustic(2xCD, Album) Paris Records (4) CDParis12 US 2011 Sell This Version
CDPARIS15 David Knopfler Grace(CD, Album) Paris Records CDPARIS15 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

David Knopfler Madonna´s Daughter (Single) Polar UK 1983 Sell This Version
David Knopfler Soul Kissing (Single) Peach River Records, Peach River Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
INT 125.218 David Knopfler When The Rain Stops(12", Maxi, Blu) Intercord INT 125.218 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
David Knopfler Shockwave (Maxi, Single) Intercord UK 1985 Sell This Version
David Knopfler Heart To Heart (Maxi, Single) Intercord France 1984 Sell This Version
David Knopfler When We Kiss (Single, Maxi) Polydor UK 1986 Sell This Version
David Knopfler The Hurricane (Maxi, Single) Intercord Germany 1987 Sell This Version
20112125 David Knopfler FreaKshow(12", Maxi, Pro) Zafiro 20112125 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
David Knopfler To Feel That Way Again (Single) Paris Records Scandinavia 1988 Sell This Version
David Knopfler Heat Comes Down (Single) Mighty Boy Australia 1988 Sell This Version
INT 110286 David Knopfler Whispers Of Gethsemane(7", Single) Paris Records, Intercord Ton GmbH INT 110286 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
David Knopfler Lonely Is The Night (Single) Mercury Europe 1991 Sell This Version
David Knopfler Yeah... But What Do Men Want? (Single) Mercury Germany 1991 Sell This Version

Videos (47) Edit