David Knopfler

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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.
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Albums

David Knopfler - Release album art David Knopfler Release (Album) Intercord Germany 1983 Sell This Version
David Knopfler - Behind The Lines album art David Knopfler Behind The Lines (Album) Intercord Germany 1984 Sell This Version
David Knopfler - Cut The Wire album art David Knopfler Cut The Wire (Album) Intercord Germany 1986 Sell This Version
David Knopfler - Lips Against The Steel album art David Knopfler Lips Against The Steel (Album) Polydor Germany 1988 Sell This Version
David Knopfler - Lifelines album art David Knopfler Lifelines (Album) Mercury Europe 1991 Sell This Version
David Knopfler - The Giver album art David Knopfler The Giver (Album) Ariola Germany 1993 Sell This Version
David Knopfler - Small Mercies album art David Knopfler Small Mercies (Album) BMG, Ariola, Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings US 1994 Sell This Version
David Knopfler - Wishbones album art David Knopfler Wishbones (Album) Edel, Tru Note Germany 2001 Sell This Version
David Knopfler - Ship Of Dreams album art David Knopfler Ship Of Dreams (Album) Edel Records Germany 2004 Sell This Version
BLU DP0401 David Knopfler - Songs For The Siren album art David Knopfler Songs For The Siren(CD, Album, Dig) Blue Rose Records (2) BLU DP0401 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
David Knopfler - Acoustic album art David Knopfler With Harry Bogdanovs David Knopfler With Harry Bogdanovs - Acoustic (Album) Paris Records (4) US 2011 Sell This Version
none David Knopfler - Made In Germany album art David Knopfler With Harry Bogdanovs David Knopfler With Harry Bogdanovs - Made In Germany(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Paris Records (4) none 2013
David Knopfler - Grace album art David Knopfler Grace (Album) Paris Records (4) UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

David Knopfler - Soul Kissing album art David Knopfler Soul Kissing (Single) Peach River Records, Peach River Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
821 388-7 David Knopfler - Soul Kissing album art David Knopfler Soul Kissing(7", Single, Promo) Polydor 821 388-7 France 1983 Sell This Version
BBPR 100 A David Knopfler - Side Show album art David Knopfler Side Show(7", Single) Peach River Records BBPR 100 A Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
FAR 701 David Knopfler - Madonna´s Daughter album art David Knopfler Madonna´s Daughter(7", Single) Fast Alley FAR 701 UK 1983 Sell This Version
David Knopfler - Madonna's Daughter album art David Knopfler Madonna's Daughter (Single) Victoria Spain 1984 Sell This Version
BBPR 101 David Knopfler - Little Brother album art David Knopfler Little Brother(7", Single) Peach River Records BBPR 101 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
INT 125.218 David Knopfler - When The Rain Stops album art David Knopfler When The Rain Stops(12", Maxi, Blu) Intercord INT 125.218 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
David Knopfler - Madonna's Daughter album art David Knopfler Madonna's Daughter (Single) Intercord Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
David Knopfler - Shockwave album art David Knopfler Shockwave (Maxi, Single) Intercord UK 1985 Sell This Version
David Knopfler - Heart To Heart album art David Knopfler Heart To Heart (Maxi, Single) Intercord France 1984 Sell This Version
David Knopfler - When We Kiss album art David Knopfler When We Kiss (Single, Maxi) Polydor UK 1986 Sell This Version
David Knopfler - The Hurricane album art David Knopfler The Hurricane (Maxi, Single) Intercord Germany 1987 Sell This Version

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