||This is compilation of the live
performances that Mark Knopfler did at the famous shows of David Letterman.
From 1982 to 1993 the show was called "Late Night with David Letterman" and
broadcasted on NBC. Since 1993, the show is called "Late Show with David
Letterman", recorded at the Ed Sullivan Theater and broadcasted on CBS. The
first appearance of Mark Knopfler was in 1985 where Mark played Expresso
love live with the house band. Afterwards, Mark did a small promotion
for the Live Aid book. The second performance is a live version of
Cannibals. After the song, the guitar player of the house band starts to
play Money for nothing, but after a few seconds Mark takes over and
shows how it's supposed to sound, very cool! Also a small interview with
Mark afterwards. The third track is a live performance of What it is.
In 2002, Mark played in the house band and can be heard just before and
after the various commercial breaks. The audience of the show have heard the
whole songs, but the TV audience just got snippets of the songs of course.
These small parts can be heard on this track. You can hear parts of Money
for nothing, Walk of life, Going home, Sultans of swing
and Daddy's gone to Knoxville. Paul Shaffer (the show's music
director and bandleader of the house band, the CBS Orchestra) and David
Letterman are really impressed. Also a small promotion for the album The
ragpicker's dream. The last performance of 2006 is together with Emmylou
Harris where they played a live version of This is us. Very nice
compilation of great performances!