One Deep River is the tenth solo album by British musician Mark Knopfler. It was released on 12 April 2024.On 5 February, Knopfler released a behind-the-scenes video on YouTube of him and the band at work on the album. Guy FletcherJohn McCuskerMichael McGoldrick and Greg Leisz are shown to be part of the band.

The first three singles from the album released are “Ahead of the Game” (released on 24 January), “Watch Me Gone” (released 22 February) and “Two Pairs of Hands” (released 27 March).

The album was followed by a standalone EP for Record Store Day called The Boy, containing four exclusive songs around a common theme of fairgrounds and boxing.[9]

Critical reception

Classic Rock writer David Quantick defined the album as one of the best of Knopfler’s career, finding “gorgeous songs” which “sounds like it’s lived a life that’s full”.

In a mixed review Robin Murray of Clash wrote that the album “display his guitar chops, and his honesty” with references to “blockbuster Dire Straits albums”, poiting out that it is “rooted in classic American songwriting, it feels humble, and often moving”. The writer found that “While the playing is never less than exceptional” the productions “can sometimes falter, […] a little dated, and rob the material of energy”.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Mark Knopfler.

Standard edition track listing
No. Title Length
1. “Two Pairs of Hands” 4:05
2. “Ahead of the Game” 3:56
3. “Smart Money” 4:27
4. “Scavengers Yard” 4:33
5. “Black Tie Jobs” 2:57
6. “Tunnel 13” 5:27
7. “Janine” 4:42
8. “Watch Me Gone” 5:02
9. “Sweeter Than the Rain” 4:16
10. “Before My Train Comes” 4:04
11. “This One’s Not Going to End Well” 4:00
12. “One Deep River” 4:17
Total length: 51:46

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