The Dire Straits frontman has a new album out in the Spring, ok late winter, on March 17th called “Tracker”. According to Mark Knopfler’s website, the first single is called “‘Beryl’ and it’s about Beryl Bainbridge, a famous British novelist whose most prolific period was from the early ‘70s to the mid-‘80s. She was frequently nominated for the Booker Prize, the most prestigious award given to a British writer of fiction, but did not receive one until after her death in 2010. He uses her as an example of someone who was not properly recognized in her lifetime, singing, “Every time they’d overlook her / When they gave her a Booker / She was dead in her grave / After all she gave.”
“The album title ‘Tracker’ arrived out of me trying to find my way over the decades,” Knopfler said. “Out of me tracking time – looking at people, places and things from my past, and out of the process of tracking as in recording tracks in the studio.” according to Ultimate Classic Rock. There will be a standard CD release and double-vinyl release and will also feature a Deluxe Edition with four bonus tracks. Not only THAT but a box set edition containing the CD the vinyl and a CD with SIX extra tracks, a DVD with documentary and interview footage, special liner notes and extra artwork. He tours Europe beginning in May.
Hear the first single here—->