All the Roadrunning

All the Roadrunning

by Mark Knopfler, Emmylou Harris

CD(German Import)

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This duets collection, which was recorded in fits and starts over the course of six years, affirms it: Good things come to those who wait. Guitar guru Knopfler and honky-tonk angel Harris have long run in the same circles and share a common sensibility about what constitutes lasting listening. The earliest of the tracks captured here -- the Cajun-styled "Red Staggerwing" and the dusty, high-lonesome "Donkey Town" -- date back to Knopfler's Sailing to Philadelphia sessions, but unlike the work of more ephemeral artists, they could've been recorded last week or a half-century ago. The same can't be said, however, of "Beachcombing," one of several tracks to vividly spotlight Knopfler's deft (and immediately recognizable) finger-picking. That's not a complaint: The song's wistfully panoramic vistas of "wreckage washing up all along the coast" is one of the most moving post-Katrina musings you're likely to hear. All the Roadrunning covers plenty of stylistic ground. The Harris-penned "Love and Happiness" -- a manifestation of motherly love wrapped in a two-stepping Texan melody -- may be the most old-school country song of her long career, while the waltz-time title track conjures up images of a misty Irish hillside. Much like its creators, All the Roadrunning never calls attention to its charms, instead simply laying them out without pretense, allowing the pleasures to seep into the system on their own.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/02/2006
Label: Universal Int'l
UPC: 0602498773857
catalogNumber: 9877385
Rank: 2710

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark Knopfler   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Emmylou Harris   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Memphis Horns   Horn
Glen Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Bill Ware   Triangle
Richard Bennett   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar
Steve Conn   Accordion
Jim Cox   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Danny Cummings   Drums,Tambourine
Dan Dugmore   Acoustic Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,6-string bass
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Violin
Guy Fletcher   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Paul Franklin   Pedal Steel Guitar
Jim Horn   Horn
Glenn Worf   Bass
Mark Kapps   Horn Engineer

Technical Credits

Emmylou Harris   Composer
Kimmie Rhodes   Composer
Guy Fletcher   Engineer
Mark Knopfler   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Chuck Ainlay   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Mark Kapps   Engineer

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All the Roadrunning 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mark and EmmyLou are wonderful musicians individually, but they've spun magic in this collaboration. Their harmonies are as smooth as silk, each one's timing perfectly compliments the other. This CD is a treasure - Bring on the awards!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great music. I can listen to it over and over again. I wasn't sure what to expect, but as soon as I started listening, I was hooked. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a fan of both of these artists, individually, I can honestly say that this collaboration did not disappoint. From the minute I put it on I knew it was a winner. Bravo!
Wahila More than 1 year ago
A perfect weaving of male and female vocals that gives a real look at mature relationship. "Beyond My Wildest Dreams" is exactly that!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this because I love "This is Us," but ... wow, every track on this CD is just wonderful! Lyrics are clever, fun, poignant -- there's not a bad song in the bunch. Great driving music, too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this not knowing anything about the CD other than the reviews on the B&N website. It's awesome. I highly recommend it. From the opening song, all the way to the end, this CD is wonderful. The melodies are beautiful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW!!!! This is a wonderful collaborative work by two of the great ones.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is simply one of THE best recordings of all time. And I am not exaggerating. This is one that you can listen to over and over and never get sick of it. The voices, the songs, the guitar...awesome, incredible, fantastic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The right vibe at the right time by two greats who no longer need to prove it. There's enough space between the notes to drive a truck through, and the harmonies... well, just listen!
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