Mark Knopfler - Tracker: A Documentary (OFFICIAL)

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"Tracker" is Mark's eight solo album and was released in March, 2015. In this documentary, Mark talks about the mysterious craft of song-writing as well as his inspiration drawn from literature and the close creative collaboration with his band. Remember to subscribe to stay up to date with all new releases on the channel. Director: Tom Bird Editor: Guy Morley Interviewer: Paul Sexton Lighting Camera: Oli Russell

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  • Hi Mark. Is that a D18?

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  • Glad to hear all this life experience coming form the mouth, mind, and heart of a very gifted human beign like Mark Knopfler. Always a delight to watch him speak and play.

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  • I was born in the early 70s. And this man, during his wonderful musical career, taught me more about music than I deserved. A father, spiritually and musically speaking.

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  • thank god for Mark Knopfler!!!!!

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  • What a legend.

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  • Que Dios te bendiga siempre Mark. Feliz de poder escuchar y disfrutar de su musica, de cada cancion.. Es mas que un gran musico, tiene un Don maravilloso que Dios le Regalo.

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  • If you have never seen him live.. you must go see .. .. as he one of the wittiest charachters on stage and the music is twice as superb when you can see how his fingers work their magic.. as he plays so unconventionally.. A genius!

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  • Mark is remarkable!

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  • Clean revenue load colony twelve full mostly garlic wear pop influence.

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  • Su voz y su guitarra hacen parte de mi vida desde siempre.

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  • I think Mark could drag trash cans behind a garbage truck and make it sound heartachingly beautiful! Outstanding singer, songwriter, musician...an original! May God bless you and your efforts Mr. Knopfler and may you keep on keeping on!

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  • God I could listen to Mark talk for hours... such a beautifully smooth and chilling voice, great guy

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  • Boy, what an artist!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  • I'm not crying, you are crying!

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  • Mark, I could sit and listen to you for hours, and I do. I have had the biggest crush on you since I was a 10 yr old little girl. I recently re discovered that crush and man what a talented and inspirational artist you are...not just for other musicians but to other artists as well. I love how passionate you are about your songs. You are an original and there aren't many left in this world. You are one I wish could live and play your music forever, but as much as I wish that there will be a time when you are not with us and the world IMO will not be the same with out you. I love you, I love your music.

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  • ๐Ÿ‘โœ”๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽฅ

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  • how good is MK, a genious

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  • Why is the action so high on that first guitar? Is it cause itโ€™s a slide guitar probably?

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  • i don't know about anybody else but, the thought of Bob Dylan & Mark Knopfler sitting blethering away about anything, is mind blowing, so serious to me, makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck... maybe it's just me... p. s, i saw them both nights in glasgow standing six feet away... i think i would've felt more connected to reality if i was playing darts with an alien... blew my fucking mind to smithereens...

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  • This guy is golden. May he live among us forever. I canโ€™t even think of him as either a Fender strat, a Gibson LP or a Martin guy... he seems to be the player ALL of them have waiting for. He soothes everything. God bless.

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  • Mark Knopfler... that you so much for your music! There are many great artists in your generation... but there is no artist that lets me have so many daydreams as you...All of ur music from the early dire straits years to the Tracker album.... every so often I find the time to sit down, close my eyes and listen to it and my daydreams go everywhere... and it makes me feel so good! Thank you Mark Knopfler!

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  • My right ear enjoyed Mark's voice. You'd think with all that expensive sound sytem they could have mixed this video properly.

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  • vundrful... ;0) M

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  • Fascinating. Knopfler has always been one of my favorite players since I first heard โ€˜Down To the Waterlineโ€™ way back when. Over the years heโ€™s aged like a fine whisky - thereโ€™s a depth and richness (and maybe a sadness) here that only comes with time. Great storyteller. I feel like thereโ€™s a lot more in him thatโ€™s yet to be written.

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  • I stumbled across this guy and have been watching him for weeks..I understand a lot of what he is saying..

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  • He's the greatest!

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  • Thank you, Mark, for sharing your magic with us all. โค๏ธ

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  • Mark has been a hero of mine since I picked up a guitar 33 years ago....even tho we play nothing alike. He exemplifies honest, pure, craft and honesty in songwriting and playing. I never get tired of hearing him.

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  • So much respect for his work and insight.

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  • If you knew Basil Bunting You must have known Tommy Pickard who had the poets thing at the plummer tower.

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  • What a treasure.

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  • Martin d18 from 1935 , what a fantastic sounding instrument played by an absolutely great guitar player , songwriter and musician !!!!!!!!!!

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  • Very inspiring!!! Thanks for sharing all that you share from the insights to the tricks of the trade!!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ

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  • Well, that was 23 minutes of my life well spent!! Love Mark, his voice, and his songs. But PLEASE don't play the music while he speaks!!

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  • Talented, my goodness. Seems like a down to earth lad.

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  • Great to hear the 'greats' talk so naturally!

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  • An extraordinary guy with an infinite talent. Humble and, at the same time, a giant star. Mark, thanks for all your music.

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  • Love this album.

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  • I can't listen to a Mark Knopfler song without tearing up. Amazing.

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  • Great that he takes time for this...fascinating stuff.

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  • Mark is by far the most influential guitarist, vocalist, and song writer in my life! Thanks for making the world a better, more peaceful place Mark!!

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  • These are the stories that make the music. And then he lets it go and we all own it and the stories are our own. An artist creates and we make of the effort what we will and it becomes part of each of us and we imbue with our own stories. Mark has become -- maybe he always was -- the gentle teller of wonderful stories and a fantastic guitar artist. His interviews or monologues are marvelous. Better yet, I'm sure he can't stop and we're the better for it.

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  • Fascinating man Mark Knopfler. He's my music hero and I can't get enough of him.

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  • How does a guy with such immense talent stay so relaxed and humble? Just such a down to earth guy.

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  • Great documentary, very well put together. Always lovely to hear some thoughts behind those great songs. What's up with the audio? Are the lavalier and shotgun mics panned to different channels? It's most noticeable when the Macbook is playing audio. Mistakes happen, but it's too bad for such a great film.

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  • Basil 9:02 My preferred song in this LP!

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  • Thank-you Mark, for the lyrics. For the out of this world finger picking. For the countless smiles and enjoyment your words, your voice, your picking have brought!

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  • One of the of the truly great gentlemen artists still living and producing outstanding music today.

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  • mr Mark KNopfler, you seem to have a melody that just gels, I love rhythm and as a newbie but very long time player absolutely love listening to you explain so much it boggles me mate. God Bless you and your lesson guidings that u put on u tube. Cheers. howย neat yourย playing is.

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  • great album.my favourite track from the album is Beryl.

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  • I dont think Mark is much of a singer but he writes very interesting songs about his experiences in life and boy can he play a guitar. I like heavy metal but I would much rather listen to Mark play guitar than listen to shredders who try to get a million notes a second out of a guitar. Marks melodies are way more enjoyable to listen to. Maybe thats something to do with the fact that I'm fast aproaching 50 years old though :p

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  • Wonderful Soul !

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  • thank you for these thoughts on song writing and the others on playing. sharing like this is such an inspiration.

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  • Wow! What a Legend the world has had the honour of hearing! We listen to Dire Strait just about every second day! MARK COME BACK... bring back the lads!

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  • One the reasons I started playing guitar!

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  • Beautiful.

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  • Mark is so unassuming and yet so awesome at the same time.ย  What an incredibleย inspirationย he isย for someone like myself learning how to play guitar.ย ย I've been listening to you for many years and never realized what a great teacher you are.

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  • My hero. Enough said.

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  • What a great interview, Thank you.

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  • what a nice person...ehh

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  • hi .what is the tune playing in the introduction?

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  • Mark is unique down to earth artist. He's got passion for music and instruments. Thank you Mark for the music.

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  • I love this guy. Very inspirational.

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  • up yours graydon junior - your a misogynist, and a liar and i was tortured by all of you and your pathologically lyign sister, who had no compassion for our differences, i was perfectly fine in 2003 not like you alcoholic destructive "belligerent" naves,, giving the naysayers ALot of power - maybe instead of putting me and my potential down, so i CANT achieve anything or concentrate, be inspiring like KNOFFLER and say it with heart. FOOD for thought FOLKS....i can read deeply and i am poetic and i wont be guitled out anymore. yes, im beligernet, i must be punished and put away, yes, margeret atwood.... yes mccartney, i need to be "taught" how to be human, i dotn need to learn SQUAT and im beign haZED by creepy catholics who are abusive and guilting me out for my beautiful encouraged sexuality and there was no shaming by my bros..amy shut up!!!!!!.fuck have i learned....HARD BALL BOYZ...ROY do u listen? sorry pops.....

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  • Great one Mark. Always humble, down-to-earth. Thanks for your music and your presence.

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  • One of the most inspiring and down to earth legends- Nice, 30's era Martin D-18, Mark !!

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  • Love the down-homeness to this video! And so much more!

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  • Id love to see some of the current hit pop artists try giving such in depth backstories about their songs... Apart from a select few genuine artists, i dont think they could do it...

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  • Mark is such a humble and kind man. His music never fails to move me.

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  • unique musician and songwritrer. one and only. long live MK

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  • Keep dropping it in the well Mark!

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  • I am fascinated by the biographical nature of your songs. I really want to know who these people are and how you came to learn their life stories (if they even exist). Some of the subjects just seem so obscure so I'm really curious how the seed of those songs got planted. You seem to get into the head of both English and American subjects. As an English transplant to America myself (and a sociologist), I find that fascinating that you can transpose between the two cultures. Mark Knopfler is on the top of the list of the artists and famous people whom I would love to interview.

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  • A master, such a special talent

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  • shush now, genius at work...

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  • Increรญble Sr. Knopfler, ojalรก estuvieran subtitulados en castellano......

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  • Does anyone know what tuning he uses for Lights of Taormina?

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  • โ€œโ€ฆ.and you made a difference...a creative act ... that you drop it in the well and that ripples can go out and youโ€™d never know whatโ€™s gonna come back.โ€

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  • !!))..

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  • Can't tell anymore how many times i dreamed i had a one to one lesson with my hero ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ”ฅ His music are still fantastic like it has allways been. Your music will allways have a very special place in my heart.

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  • How not to love this man?

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  • I love hearing you, Mark.

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  • tracker is still such a good album want it on spotify

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  • Mark is class all around.

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  • Gรฉnial ce documentaire un vrai artiste j'adore

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  • @TheXeroid: Me too. I love listening to him talk, and of course perform.

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  • Absolutely brilliant! This bloke is a genius. Never stop writing Mark.

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  • ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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  • gรฉnio...

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  • On what cd can I find the extra material from the tracker album?

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  • https://www.facebook.com/musicandmovielove/

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  • Writing is indeed investigation. My way of working, apparently his also, is a plot happens. You lurch step to step and eventually you discover your story. This is a terrific peek into his process. Thank you.

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  • Really interesting documentary on Tracker. I really love this album.. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Lovely documentary. I could listen to Mark speak for hours about his music and experiences.

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  • Quality

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  • Artist

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  • love this album !

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  • Mark is an exquisite storyteller of life tales who spins a web to coccoon and buffer the nasties of this world. Gratitude is not a grand enough word to describe my appreciation. Never stop Mark. We need you.xxxxxxx

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  • ...glorious!...

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  • <[email protected]}--

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