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Mark Knopfler

Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, May 1996

"I’m always conscious of... how hard life is for a lot of people," says Mark Knopfler. The eight-bar rest midsentence is characteristic. Likewise, the right thumb and forefinger working at his brow as if they might squeeze out the precision he seeks – whether his purpose in response to any particular question is to reveal or, at least partly, conceal.

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