Royal Albert Hall
28th May, 2008
CD 1 360.95mb
02. Why Aye Man
03. What It Is
04. Sailing To Philadelphia
05. True Love Will Never Fade
06. The Fish And The Bird
07. Hill Farmer’s Blues
08. Romeo & Juliette
09. Sultans Of Swing
10. Band Intros
CD 2 286.46mb.
01. Joe Brown Intro
02. Picture Of You (Joe Brown on lead vocal & guitar)
03. Donegan’s Gone (Joe Brown on backing vocal & guitar)
04. Speedway At Nazareth
05. Telegraph Road
06. Brothers In Arms
07. Our Shangri La
08. So Far Away
09. Going Home.
Mark Knopfler – guitar, vocals
John McCusker – fiddle, cittern, flutes
Matt Rollings – keyboards, vocals
Danny Cummings – drums, percussion
Guy Fletcher – keyboards, guitars, vocals
Richard Bennett – guitar, etc.
Glenn Worf – bass, vocals
Joe Brown – Guitar & vocals, CD2, tracks 1 & 2.
From the original uploader:
This is my own recording from row 14, center in the arena floor. As far as I know, this show hasn’t surfaced yet. I’ve checked Dime & Hungercity regularly hoping it would appear, but it hasn’t, so here’s my recording.
It’s probably a 9/10, with a very focused sound. The vocal is up-front & defined, except for Sultans Of Swing where I think the mic volume wasn’t raised to accommodate the increased volume of the band.
The guitar rings through as clear as a bell & the ambience of the venue adds a richness to the overall sound, without washing out the sound too much. I’m very pleased with it & hope you will be too.
The Joe Brown tracks are a nice addition & it was good to see him appear as a surprise guest. Funnily enough, I’ve seen Mark & Joe play Donegan’s Gone twice at the Albert Hall (1st time was at the Lonnie Tribute Concert in 2004).
I’ll also be at Joe’s show at the RAH in September at which Mark will be a guest, and no doubt they’ll play it again!