Mark Knopfler's 'Privateering' Marks One Year Anniversary with September U.S. Release

Just one year after its release in the U.K., Mark Knopfler's seventh solo album, the double-length Privateering, will arrive on American shores September 10 via a new deal with Verve Records. When the 20-track Privateering was getting readied for international release last fall, the former Dire Straits frontman found himself at odds with prior label Warner Brothers in the U.S. and the album was put on indefinite hold while Knopfler negotiated out of his label deal and began looking for a new distribution home. Not surprisingly, he found a home with Verve, a subsidiary label of Universal where he is currently signed in the U.K. and Europe. Rolling Stone says, "Knopfler's sueded voice has changed little since his 1980s heyday, and his elegant electric-guitar work sounds better than ever." Read the 2012 DC feature and stream two tracks from the album here.