Released: Sep 2009
Though Mark Knopfler is the dude who coined the phrase, "Get your money for nothin'/ Get your chicks for free," his solo career has found the skilled guitarist diving ever deeper into roots music American, British and Celtic. Get Lucky continues this trend. Despite the glitzy cover, this is a subdued, even somber record. Both "Border Reiver" and "Before Gas and TV" are moody folk-rock ballads boasting a robust Scottish flavor. Knopfler even dips into adult-contemporary pop on the touching "Monteleone."