One Take Radio Sessions

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One Take Radio Sessions
One Take Radio Sessions.jpg
EP by Mark Knopfler
Released 21 June 2005 (2005-06-21)
Recorded Shangri-La Studios,
Genre Roots rock, folk rock
Length 39:35[1]
Label Mercury
Warner Bros. (USA)
Producer Mark Knopfler, Chuck Ainlay
Mark Knopfler chronology
The Trawlerman's Song
One Take Radio Sessions
Private Investigations

One Take Radio Sessions is a live in-studio EP by British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler, released on 21 June 2005 by Mercury Records internationally and Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The tracks were recorded in one take at Shangri-la Studios in Malibu, California. The EP contains live in-studio versions of seven songs from the 2004 album Shangri-La and one song, "Rüdiger", from the album Golden Heart. This EP is in fact an extended version of The Trawlerman's Song EP, featuring two more tracks and a revised version of the title track.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

In his review for AllMusic, James Christopher Monger gave the EP two out of five stars. Although Monger thought "the playing is top-notch, the recording impeccable, and the tunes are strong",[1] he felt that the EP offered nothing new that had not been previously delivered on the 2004 album Shangri-La.

Mark Knopfler may still be recovering from the motorcycle accident that nearly killed him in 2003, but it's no excuse for this flaccid EP of "live in the studio" recordings. Released in 2004, Shangri-La was a bare-bones affair that found the legendary Dire Straits leader assuming a more contemplative and fatalistic persona than in previous efforts, resulting in one of his moodiest—but not altogether unpleasant—solo outings. That Shangri-La was recorded with little or no overdubs makes this eight-song performance somewhat redundant. Nothing new is brought to the table except the inclusion of "Rüdiger" from 1996's Golden Heart, and even that track is the same as the original recording—minus the strings this time around.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Mark Knopfler.[1]

No. Title Length
1. "The Trawlerman's Song" 5:13
2. "Back to Tupelo" 4:32
3. "Song for Sonny Liston" 5:30
4. "Rüdiger" 6:07
5. "Boom, Like That" 4:35
6. "Everybody Pays" 6:10
7. "Donegan's Gone" 2:59
8. "Stand Up Guy" 4:29
Total length: 39:35


  • Mark Knopfler – producer
  • Chuck Ainlay – producer, engineer
  • Rodney Pearson – digital editing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering


  1. ^ a b c d e f Monger, James Christopher. "One Take Radio Sessions". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 November 2012.