Label: Mercury - STARCD 6566 • Format: CD Album, HDCD • Country: South Africa • Genre: Rock • Style: Blues Rock, Country Rock, Classic Rock
Sailing to Philadelphia is the second solo studio album by British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopflerreleased on 26 September by Vertigo Records internationally, and by Warner Bros.
Records in the United States. This border later became known as the Mason—Dixon line and has been used since the s to denote the border between the Southern United States and the Northern United States. In his review for AllMusicWilliam Ruhlmann gave the album three Wanderlust - Mark Knopfler - Sailing To Philadelphia of five stars, writing that "in one song after another on this album, you get the feeling that he started out playing some familiar song in a Various - Nedjeljna Promenada 5 genre and eventually extrapolated upon it enough to call it an original.
Knopfler duets with James Taylor on the title track, which deftly explores the relationship between Mason and Dixon; Van Wanderlust - Mark Knopfler - Sailing To Philadelphia trades lines on the soulful "The Last Laugh. Bythe album had sold more than 3. InKnopfler supported the release of the album with his Sailing to Philadelphia Tour, which started on 27 March in Mexico City, Mexico, included 80 concerts in 68 cities, and ended on 31 July in Moscow, Russia.
The Madrid concert on 2 July was filmed but never released. An extended version of the song released in Mexico contains an additional verse:. The song is a duet between Knopfler and American singer-songwriter James Taylor.
The song is written in an autobiographical style, and is the story of Jeremiah Dixon and Charlie Masona " Geordie boy" and an astronomer, respectively, who sailed to America from the United Kingdom. Dixon Mark Knopfler predicted that there was a "land of opportunity" to the west, which Mason James Taylorthe "stargazer" does not believe. Towards the end of the song, the lyrics suggest that Dixon was correct.
It was released as a commercial single in the Netherlands and Belgium only, but it received radio airplay in several European countries, notably in France. The song was not performed live during the Sailing to Philadelphia Tour. Silvertown is an industrial district on the north bank of the River Thames in London, and the song partially deals with the construction of the financially unsuccessful Millennium Dome. It was constructed on a site contaminated by toxic sludge from East Greenwich Gas Works that operated from to From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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