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Knopfler & Green vs Hank Marvin

Every man of my generation who owned a guitar (we pretty much all did) at some stage sat in his bedroom trying to play like Hank Marvin.

Mark Knopfler was no exception, so here's my dilemma: it disloyal of me to prefer Knopfler's version of a Shadows tune?  He has re-recorded Atlantis; I feel like something of a traitor, but I think Knopfler's is a little tiny bit better:

Shamefacedly I also think the same of Peter Green's version of Midnight.

I feel such a sense of disloyalty.

Both these track come from Twang!, a whole album of Shadows tributes by some of the best guitarists around who were influenced by the great Marvin. 

I never expected to hear Richie Blackmore playing Apache, but it's there, as is Tony Iommi playing Wonderful Land and Neil Young on Spring is Nearly Here

Guitar geek heaven.


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Reader Comments (1)

I must say that I cannot agree with Webster here.
The originals are more 'sharp' and treble sounding than the re-recordings, but they do have a great deal more 'bite' and danceability!
Having said that, Knopfler's version IS great.
October 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermyklmar

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