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Emmylou and Mark Make Beautiful Music

Mark Knoplfer and Emmylou Harris at Radio City Music Hall

For those of you who caught Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris on tour, I envy you. I’ve been playing and replaying the last show of their tour over the weekend. It took place Friday night at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, Cal. Yeah, things move fast around these internets. We’re spoiled.

Check out the last four tunes of the show. Two classics from Brothers in Arms, “So Far Away” and “Why Worry”. One from Knopfler’s last solo LP, Shangri-La, and a beautiful, tear-inducing ballad, “If This is Goodbye”, from Knopfler and Harris’ 2006 release.

Emmylou is the perfect compliment to Knopfler’s live show. Her sweet silky voice fits into his soft finger-picking style like hand in glove. The whole show is great, but it’s these that really blew me away. I can only imagine how great it must’ve been in person.

Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
Live at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, Calif. (final show of the tour)
June 30, 2006

So Far Away (mp3)
Our Shangri-La (mp3)
If This is Goodbye (mp3)
Why Worry (mp3)

01. Right Now
02. Red Staggerwing
03. Michelangelo
04. I Dug Up A Diamond
05. Born To Run
06. Red Dirt Girl
07. Band introduction
08. Done With Bonaparte
09. Romeo & Juliet
10. Song For Sonny Liston
11. Belle Starr
12. This Is Us
13. Boulder To Birmingham
14. All The Roadrunning
15. Speedway At Nazareth
16. So Far Away
17. Our Shangri-La
18. If This is Goodbye
19. Why Worry

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