Mark Knopfler has announced plans to release a new double album titled Privateering on September 10. The release marks Knopfler's first double album ever, prompting him to speak on the lengthy release to Guitar World:
"I chose to make a double album this time just because of the sheer volume of material," the Dire Straits fronter began.
"I didn't want to separate songs into genres and I didn't want to leave too many songs on the shelf. I just wanted it to be a reflection of the fantastic sessions we had," he continued.
"With a great bunch of players, it's the same as a great group of actors reading a script from the page, the thing can come alive in ways it just never has before. This is the band I have been working toward my whole life," he concluded.
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