The first soundboard recording from the
Shangri-La world tour 2005! Really great versions. Nice solo in Why aye
man, wonderful version of Sailing to Philadelphia, a funny version of
Olé Olé, and a cool version of Song for Sonny Liston. On this
recording, Mark Knopfler is also using his new Pensa Custom MKII (which was
presented to him by Rudy Pensa in Milan, 10th June 2005) on Telegraph road.
Unlike the other recording I have from this concert, it's not recorded from
digital radio (which is transmitted in 192 kbps compressed format) but from
regular FM radio. This source is not as compressed which is a slight upgrade to
the other version. Also, the radio reporter is not edited out this time, so this
is the full broadcast. A lot of talking in between, but that does not affect the
songs too much. Only during Money for nothing, it's pretty annoying
because there is talking all over the into of the song. The song is also faded
out because the radio broadcast ended there. But apart from that, a really great
radio broadcast, perfect to listen to!