Shaun Keaveny's Eighth Anniversary on Breakfast
featuring Mark Knopfler. Shaun celebrates by welcoming the one guest he's been
trying to track down for all these years - Mark Knopfler to the show. Mark is
chatting about his eighth solo album Tracker which features 11 new
Knopfler songs inspired by a wide range of subjects including Beryl Bainbridge
and Basil Bunting. They'll chat about the album and up coming tour and Keaveny's
lifelong desire to meet the great man. And very remarkable: Mark mentiones he
recently wrote a new song; "Matchstick Man, maybe I'll record it one day".
He also explaines a bit about the story behind Matchstick Man. And it is
also touching to hear about the fan letter that Shaun wrote in 1987 to Dire Straits and
Mark when he was just 15 years old and the letter was returned to him with "Gone
Away" written on the unopened envelope. It was unknown to Mark, and Shaun showed
Mark the letter and Mark read it, live on the radio! The interview has a warm
and relaxed atmosphere. The sound quality suffers from some hiss, but still very
listenable, one of the nicest interviews with Mark. Total playing time is
about 25 minutes.