Artist The Notting Hillbillies & Dire Straits
Venue Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK
Date 24th July 2002
Source Audience
Format 2CD-R
Tracks CD 1
  1. Intro speech for the charity
  2. Calling Elvis
  3. Run me down
  4. Your own sweet way
  5. Railroad worksong
  6. Are we in trouble now
  7. Quality shoe
  8. Hobo's lullaby
  9. Can't be satisfied
  10. Feel like going home
  11. Setting me up
  12. Walk of life
  13. What it is
Tracks CD 2
  1. Romeo and Juliet
  2. Sultans of swing
  3. Olé, olé
  4. Baloney again
  5. Why aye man
  6. Money for nothing
  7. Brothers in arms
  8. So far away
  9. Going home
Additional comments Good audience recording of the second of four charity gigs in July 2002. This one is on behalf of Teenage Cancer Trust. Announced as "Mark Knopfler and friends", Mark plays with The Notting Hillbillies in the first half of the show and with virtually Dire Straits (including John Illsley and Chris White) in the second half. But during the whole gig different musicians are turning up. Jimmy Nail came on stage for backing vocals on Why aye man, Money for nothing and So far away. Jools Holland was a special guest this night on the two absolute stunning versions of Run me down and Setting me up. Some nice arrangements on What it is, Romeo and Juliet, and including new songs Quality shoe and Why aye man from The ragpicker's dream album which was released two months after the charity shows. Good sound quality.