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

PBC 6030 Release — David Knopfler David Knopfler Release (Album) Intercord PBC 6030 US 1983 Sell This Version
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SPRAY 102 Behind The Lines — David Knopfler David Knopfler Behind The Lines (Album) Intercord SPRAY 102 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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74321159032 Cut The Wire — David Knopfler David Knopfler Cut The Wire (Album) Intercord 74321159032 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
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INT 845.117 Lips Against The Steel — David Knopfler David Knopfler Lips Against The Steel (Album) Polydor INT 845.117 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
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848 295-4 Lifelines — David Knopfler David Knopfler Lifelines (Album) Mercury 848 295-4 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
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74321 15929 2 The Giver — David Knopfler David Knopfler The Giver (Album) Ariola 74321 15929 2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
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2-92548 Small Mercies — David Knopfler David Knopfler Small Mercies (Album) BMG, Ariola, Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings 2-92548 US 1994 Sell This Version
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0132312ERE Wishbones — David Knopfler David Knopfler Wishbones (Album) Edel, Tru Note 0132312ERE Germany 2001 Sell This Version
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0156792ERE Ship Of Dreams — David Knopfler David Knopfler Ship Of Dreams (Album) Edel Records 0156792ERE Germany 2004 Sell This Version
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BLU DP0401 Songs For The Siren — David Knopfler David Knopfler Songs For The Siren (Album) Blue Rose Records (2) BLU DP0401 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
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CDParis12 Acoustic — David Knopfler David Knopfler With Harry Bogdanovs David Knopfler With Harry Bogdanovs - Acoustic (Album) Paris Records (4) CDParis12 US 2011 Sell This Version
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none Made In Germany — David Knopfler David Knopfler With Harry Bogdanovs David Knopfler With Harry Bogdanovs - Made In Germany (Album) Paris Records (4) none 2013 Sell This Version
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CDPARIS15 Grace — David Knopfler David Knopfler Grace (Album) Paris Records (4) CDPARIS15 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
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CD PARIS 17 Heartlands — David Knopfler David Knopfler Heartlands(CD, Album) Paris Records (4) CD PARIS 17 UK 2019 Sell This Version
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CD PARIS 19 Songs of Loss and Love — David Knopfler David Knopfler Songs of Loss and Love(CD, Album) Paris Records (4) CD PARIS 19 UK 2020 Sell This Version
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CD PARIS 18 Last Train Leaving — David Knopfler David Knopfler Last Train Leaving(CD, Album) Paris Records (4) CD PARIS 18 UK 2020 Sell This Version
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CDP 21 Shooting For The Moon — David Knopfler David Knopfler Shooting For The Moon(CD, Album) Paris Records (10) CDP 21 UK 2022 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

821 473-7 Side Show — David Knopfler David Knopfler Side Show (Single) Peach River Records 821 473-7 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
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BBPR7/12, BBPR 712 Soul Kissing — David Knopfler David Knopfler Soul Kissing (Single, Maxi) Peach River Records, Peach River Records BBPR7/12, BBPR 712 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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PB 4008 DJ Advance Radio Sampler — David Knopfler David Knopfler Advance Radio Sampler(12", Advance, Promo) Passport Records PB 4008 DJ US 1983 Sell This Version
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FAR 701 Madonna's Daughter — David Knopfler David Knopfler Madonna's Daughter(7", Single) Fast Alley FAR 701 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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A-10528 Madonna's Daughter — David Knopfler David Knopfler Madonna's Daughter (Single) Victoria A-10528 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
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BBPR 101 Little Brother — David Knopfler David Knopfler Little Brother(7", Single) Peach River Records BBPR 101 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
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INT 125.218 When The Rain Stops — David Knopfler David Knopfler When The Rain Stops(12", Maxi, Mono, Blu) Intercord INT 125.218 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
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881 956-1 Heart To Heart — David Knopfler David Knopfler Heart To Heart (Maxi, Single) Intercord 881 956-1 France 1984 Sell This Version