Mark Knopfler 2002,YouTube

On 'The Ragpicker's Dream' album you'll get a good dose of roots music combined with storytelling.

'The Ragpicker's Dream' LP, Wikipedia

This album was not a concept album but pretty close as each song on 'The Ragpicker's Dream' has a theme geared toward life through the eyes of the lower working class.

So far as Mark put out the solo albums each one has climbed the charts farther up especially in the U.S., charted at #38 in the U.S. and #7 in the U.K.




Original CD Track List:

  1. "Why Aye Man"
  2. "Devil Baby"
  3. "Hill Farmer's Blues"
  4. "A Place Where We Used to Live"
  5. "Quality Shoes"
  6. "Fare Thee Well Northumberland"
  7. "Marbletown"
  8. "You Don't Know You're Born"
  9. "Coyote"
  10. "The Ragpicker's Dream"
  11. "Daddy's Gone to Knoxville"
  12. "Old Pigweed"

The solo albums are what we look into as we view the contributions to his success.

Mark Knopfler performing live in London, "Why Aye Man":