David Knopfler

David Knopfler

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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David Knopfler Discography


POLS 386 David Knopfler Release (Album) Polydor POLS 386 Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
INT 145.086 David Knopfler Behind The Lines (Album) Intercord INT 145.086 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
831 252-2 David Knopfler Cut The Wire (Album) Durium 831 252-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
YL0120, YL 0120 David Knopfler Lips Against The Steel (Album) Polydor YL0120, YL 0120 US 1988 Sell This Version
848 295-1 David Knopfler Lifelines (Album) Mercury 848 295-1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
74321 15929 2 David Knopfler The Giver (Album) Ariola 74321 15929 2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
2-92548 David Knopfler Small Mercies (Album) BMG, Ariola, Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings 2-92548 US 1994 Sell This Version
0132312ERE David Knopfler Wishbones (Album) Edel, Tru Note 0132312ERE Germany 2001 Sell This Version
0156792ERE David Knopfler Ship Of Dreams (Album) Edel Records 0156792ERE Germany 2004 Sell This Version
BLU DP0401 David Knopfler Songs For The Siren(CD, Album, Dig) Blue Rose Records (2) BLU DP0401 Germany 2006 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

FAR 701 David Knopfler Madonna´s Daughter (Single) Polar FAR 701 UK 1983 Sell This Version
BBPR7/12, BBPR 712 David Knopfler Soul Kissing (Single) Peach River Records, Peach River Records BBPR7/12, BBPR 712 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
SURF 107 David Knopfler Shockwave (Maxi, Single) Intercord SURF 107 UK 1985 Sell This Version
881 956-1 David Knopfler Heart To Heart (Maxi, Single) Intercord 881 956-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
GMI T9 David Knopfler When We Kiss (Single, Maxi) Polydor GMI T9 UK 1986 Sell This Version
831252-1 David Knopfler Cut The Wire(12") Polydor 831252-1 Denmark 1986 Sell This Version
INT 125.250 David Knopfler The Hurricane (Maxi, Single) Intercord INT 125.250 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
887 649-7 David Knopfler To Feel That Way Again (Single) Paris Records 887 649-7 Scandinavia 1988 Sell This Version
MB 20167 David Knopfler Heat Comes Down (Single) Mighty Boy MB 20167 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
878 850-7 David Knopfler Lonely Is The Night (Single) Mercury 878 850-7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
868 377-2 David Knopfler Yeah... But What Do Men Want? (Single) Mercury 868 377-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version

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