UP CLOSE: MARK KNOPFLER - THE RAGPICKER'S DREAM
Music and interview with Mark Knopfler. Aired in 2003 to promote Mark's album The Ragpicker's Dream. Complete show with host Dan Neer. Mark Knopfler why he quit Dire Straits:
"The Straits thing was so big and it was coming with so much baggage. It just....by the end there was a lighting rig from Startrek, there was truckdrivers carrying a lot around, and an extra stage around. You are going to catering on tour and you see extra guys you didn't know. And uhm, I just felt that I was a song writer and I wanted to really sort of get back into focussing on my writing and trying to improve my playing, push ahead, try to do a few films to make me play. So I'd just figured I am more manouverable now in a way. You know, I feel so I can move with more freedom somehow..."
Available on two CD-R's.