David Knopfler – Ship Of Dreams

Toasty Taranna #7: BMV #7: 3-For-$10 Bin #3: David Knopfler – Ship Of Dreams

This is the first David Knopfler solo record I’ve ever owned, which is a mighty damn shame – this was fantastic and I wish I had them all! Of course I love Dire Straits and have all of that but for some weird reason I’ve never looked beyond them. I’ve wasted so much time!

This is acoustic/electric blues/rock/pop done with all of the best sensibilities. Knopfler’s vocals are spot-on, just gravely enough to have an edge but not done as an affect… The songs are whip-smart, and beautifully constructed. This is the kind of album that leaves you feeling like you just had an experience, the kind of experience that elevates and enlightens. Oh yeah…

Loved it. I need more!


Hit It Or Quit It? HIT!


PS: I was digging around on Amazon and found a comment from DK himself! Check it:

David K

5.0 out of 5 stars

Correction to Payman’s generous review

January 1, 2005 – Published on Amazon.com

Just wanted to point out that the sax player on Ship of Dreams is Tim Whitehead – not Chris White (who plays on my other records)

– both excellent players as it happens. Also that the record is available at amazon.de for a lot less or at CD Baby or at my website

knopfler.com for £8-50 pounds – – nobody should be paying $39 – or anything like it!


David Knopfler

Posted on 2018-08-15, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Cheers on David for the comment. I don’t actually own any of David’s solo stuff either. I have some Mark stuff and of course Dire Straits. I need to check this out. Thanks.


  2. Love that he wants to (a) correctly credit the musicians, and (b) save fans money!

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  3. Ha, that was cool of David to do that. I didn’t even know he had any solo stuff out there. Will have to check it out.


  4. I had no idea he had solo stuff! I tip my hat to his comment on Amazon, too. Good guy!


  5. Well how can I resist that review. Cool nod and comment by David. I love that shit.


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