There is no one, has never been and most likely will never be a guitarist (and composer) like Mark Knopfler. He has influenced me like no other, I’d say, although I’m not exactly a guitarist.

Below is the most sensitive and emotional guitar solo I have heard in my life, which really starts at 4.18, that’s why the video directly starts at this mark. Feel free to listen to the entire brilliant song, of course.

And notice the quality of the recording (even if it’s only a YouTube video!). This was recorded 30 years ago, in 1984. Stunning! I bow to Bob Ludwig.

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  1. I agree with you,. I have followed Mark Knopfler’s music for years–through Dire Straits, the Notting Hillbillies and his solo work. Ride Across the Rive is one of my favorite pieces. Also, the guitar work on the Hillbillies’ Railroad Work Song and on Lions off the first DS album is superb.

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